Marcia Muller hasn't slumped in her nearly 40-year Sharon McCone series, but not all of her novels are quite up to the same level. I enjoyed The Night Searchers, but it doesn't quite live up to the most recent installments. Maybe that's because I've somehow missed its immediate predecessor, but it also covers a transition period for Sharon and that lurked in the background throughout the book.
Sharon's current clients are a young couple, Camilla and Jay Givens. He's a successful accountant; she's a vague woman who drifts through hobbies and jobs, and thinks that she saw a satanic ritual. Her husband thinks she's crazy, but it that to his advantage? Jay also belongs to a group called the Night Searchers who go on late-night treasure hunts. Sharon and her nephew/employe Mick join them, stumble on a second death, and this case eventually ties in with Sharon husband Hy's current case. Overall, I found it entertaining but not particularly satisfying. The mystery was decent (if tied up a bit too abruptly), and I always enjoy spending time with Sharon and her friends. Worth reading, but mainly as part of the series.