Although the mystery was good, I was disappointed that the writer/editor had to bring in profanity. I hear that enough in public, I do not like seeing it in books I read for pleasure. Using the "F" word was totally unacceptable. I have read all of the Terri Thayer books, but unless I am assured there will not be this type of wording, I will not read any more.
There are too many books available that do not use this type of language, and as a quilter, I do not find many quilters that use this language. I do not think it is necessary to bring this into a book to sell a good read.