This is a story that basically revolves around a pun. Is that enough to sustain an entire story? I can't say that I think so. Slan has been writing short stories involving the characters in what was originally a series of mystery novels. Then we got some longish stories- in the sixty to eighty page range. This particular story is approximately twenty pages in length, and the only reason it works is because it involves characters that are well-developed elsewhere. The premise of the story is quite thin, and it's not a mystery, unlike the original novels. I wish the author would turn her attentions back to the full-length works that made people fans of the series.