Okay, so my agent is asking for a few more adjustments, and she gave me a few more comments on various things, one of which I'd like a wider opinion on. So, if you feel like giving your two cents, I'd be much obliged...
In the book, I make reference to Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in passing conversation--and it's understood (and I think actually mentioned) that they are cool. My agent thinks this is a dated allusion. What do you think?
And while you're freely giving your opinion, what well-known sleuth would you recommend as a counterpoint to a first-time sleuth, keeping in mind that this is a light-hearted book? Originally I had Veronica Mars, but that was a no-go as the show's been cancelled. Then I went with Sean Spenser (from Psych), but my agent didn't think the show had wide enough appeal. She suggested someone from CSI or Law & Order, but the strait-laced detectives on those shows just don't seem quite right. I'm tempted to go with Nancy Drew.