'Silent Bite' is as comfortable as relaxing with family in slippers and pj's. Yes, the arc of the story is fairly predictable, but then there is always a little clue or red herring that Andy finds (and we miss) that brings him a win.
While Andy still takes his cases seriously, he still doesn't take himself seriously, which is what makes the series charming and fun to read.
As I've said, hinted, requested and now am outright begging (loudly!), please bring back the "Bubalah Brigade"! They are the hot chocolate to the comfortable relaxation that is reading Andy Carpenter!