Megan Derr you're killing me here!
I am very taken by this series but I can't stand how short these stories are. That and that alone leave me with a sour taste in my mouth. Let me explain...
We get some of Kirby's story. He's the sheriff of Midsummer. He is handling the remains from a character that died in the second book/installment. We meet the deceased's next of kin, Merry. We didn't get to know very much about Merry, WHICH IS SO DARN FRUSTRATING! While I was reading it I was jumping up & down in my head excited to get a character with Merry's characteristics - which I don't see very often. Missed chance to explore more! We never got to explore Kirby's tastes and see how this couple would handle things in a public non-safe environment.
All THESE missed opportunities were so sad.