I love the Miss Fortune mysteries. They're funny, and there's always a good puzzle (or two) beneath the laughs. However, this book misses on both accounts. All of the stuff with Gertie and Godzilla, the alligator, was played out in practically the same fashion in another book (which was much better), and the poacher mystery was slow. This is one of the two Miss Fortune novels (and I've read them all now) that failed to make time with Swamp Team 3 interesting.