PINK FLAMINGO MURDERS was readable, but only just. I have definitely read better by Elaine Viets, but if this had been my first by her, I'd have hesitated to read anything else in her work. I am glad I know her other books, series, and one of my favorite blog sites, Lipstick Chronicles where she writes from time to time.
This one has a newspaper columnist who works for a troubled third rate paper in St Louis and has commitment issues. She finds a story in her own neighborhood and it leads to four murders possibly caused by the neighborhood watchdog of good housekeeping. I believe I'd be moving out of that there neighborhood.....I can take a hint.
I finished reading it and I will definitely read more Viets' books, but probably not from this series. I got rather irritated once (okay more than once) too often at the storyline and characters.