short version is that Umineko (the VN, that is) got me back into murder mysteries. I was pretty much raised on Poirot and Holmes, so it feels good to be back.
Generous Death by Nancy Peckard is one worth looking into. It's fair play, it's interesting, the cast actually has more personality than cardboard, and it has a wonderfully upbeat atmosphere. Which considering
Spoiler: the ending (click to see content), it's fairly impressive to do so. Don't really feel like summarizing the plot, but it's a solid mystery. If you're into them, give it a look-see.
"I should probably call it a night. ...Sure, give me a sword and a throne and we'll make a big thing of it."