Boarding schools seem to be the next big thing after the vampire fad. I love Tana French's style and the Law & Order style buddy cop relationship she puts Moran and Conway in. I don't like the whole magic tangent - was that supposed to be an Irish culture thing? I missed the significance of that. It just made the novel seem too YA and less a murder mystery. The boarding school felt Hogwarts-y. Loved the descriptions of the common rooms. French made much of the intensity of being a teenager, glorifying the feelings and the mentality. It's almost a fantasy disguised as a murder mystery. I love her writing style and will continue to read the Dublin Murder Squad series.