My reaction to this, hard on the heels of the two excellent predecessors is a loud and incredulous, "What the HELL?"It's well-written, technically. But it's soulless and awful and parts of it made my skin crawl. The Grandma Dowdel in this book is not even shirt-tail cousins with the Grandma Dowdel in the first two. And the stereotypes! Goodness me, the stereotypes. Bah, humbug.