Told in an engaging first person style this is a light-hearted yet taut murder mystery notable for two things: it's set at a role-playing convention (Gen Con, no less) and within the first page the author turns up as a character whom the narrator meets! Don't think I've seen that conceit very often...
It's got the flavour of a game convention, the gathering of like-minded souls, the meeting of people for whom gaming is their trade and those for whom it's just an obsession, the chatter... if you've ever been to a convention you will soon feel at home and probably half-recognise at least a few of the characters. In places its a bit self-indulgent, the 'in crowd' of names you've probably only seen on book covers, but it is written in such an engaging style that you feel a part of it. (Watch out next convention - the names you recognise here are not completely like this in real life!)
Oh. And most murders only happen in character in the gaming hall. Just thought I should mention that.
Fun. Fluff. Eminently readable. Something to curl up with and enjoy....
[4 of 5 Stars!]