Usually I can recognize a silly little mystery (one of my favorite genres, by the way) simply by looking at the cover. The jacket art is usually cartoonish, the title clever, and the author’s name is in big yellow letters at the top. This book had all that, except it was really, really good. Not silly-little-mystery good, but really good. The main character of this book is a computer. The computer is an artificial intelligence program written to take care of queries from customers, but has become self aware. Apparently there are other books in this series, and I just came in the middle. The computer interacts with a couple humans who know of its sentience, and together they solve the murder of a programmer. Fascinating! For some reason the mix of characters and the witty dialogue blended perfectly with the simplistic storyline and the secondary story of the computer trying to figure out the meaning of life. An excellent read that I just couldn’t put down.