Flanders writes a great mystery, whose main character has a dry wit that I enjoy.
Howl of Wolves is centred around a theatre production, which isn't one of my favourite settings, but it worked. I enjoyed watching Sam put facts and observations together without wedging herself in where she didn't belong, or going around the backs of the police. The murderer might have been several people but wasn't obvious enough to ruin the surprise.
I'd like to hope that there will be a fifth book, but it's been awhile since this one was published. No more Sam and Jake adventures would be a disappointment.