This is a cute story, full of eccentric characters. The mystery is very light. You know who the culprit is and what he's up to, it's simply a matter of following along to see how the characters figure things out. A little heavy on the telling, the dialogue seems a bit awkward, and the sex scene seemed a bit thrown in, but overall a fun read.
I'm told Mr. Rehder's skill with dialogue improves as the series progresses, so I may revisit Blanco County in the future.