Overall, this story is enjoyable.
This volume, however, leaves a bit to be desired. The artwork seems rushed - lots of wonky perspective and laziness in the background.
The writing is still not all that great, actually.
And this particular story could have been tightened up. There's a lot going on - three or four different plotlines that sort of relate but are also stand-alone-ish - and if it weren't for the pictures, the tales would be vague and anbiguous.
Is anyone else wondering if there's a connection between Dixie the Diner Owner and Dixie Mason, Detective Girl? Because that seems like an awful lot of Dixies for one story.