This was a fun cozy mystery read. Set in the Jazz Age, the age of Prohibition, the age of silent films, when the movie industry was beginning and mostly in New York, it's rightly described as a fun-filled romp. There's a taste of madcap about it too.
I really enjoyed the characters: our heroine, the society widow Lola, her Swedish cook Berta, the mysterious Ralph and of course the dog whose name escapes me now because I waited too long to write this. *LOL* Most of the dialogue was fun banter, especially between Lola and Berta. The mystery was okay and kept me engaged.
My one problem was the constant harping on Lola's weight. It got old, really quick. I loved that she was not the slender, boyish framed woman of that age, but dear God, the jokes got old and somewhat distasteful and there were far too many. They took away from my enjoyment of the book.
Will I continue on with the series? Probably. Overall, I liked it. And it's one of my favourite eras. :)