Although Virgil Flowers has been introduced in the Davenport series, this is the first in the series dedicated to Flowers on his own. If you enjoyed Flowers as a sidekick, this should be right up your alley. Funnier and quirkier than Davenport, Flowers is still an able investigator. In Dark of the Moon, Flowers is sent to the small town of Bluestem to investigate a double homicide. Like most Sandford books, the bodies start piling up before the end when Flowers discovers that the recent murders may be tied to something in the far past.