Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Long Quiche Goodbye

 I have previously read other cozy works by this author written under the pseudonym of Daryl Wood Gerber, but this is the first I have read in the Cheese Shop series.    I enjoyed the characters in this book very much and look forward to reading more stories with them included.  Aames does a wonderful job of creating characters you like a lot and others you really do NOT like at all.  Some of the antagonists have a bit of extreme behavior- think Real Housewives meet a cozy mystery, that at times seems a bit ludicrous but the story still works.   It is wonderful to see the interactions of 3 generations of a family in this story and there are some realistic parenting moments that many readers will relate to perhaps.  

All in all I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more in the series.   If you like cheese at all, your mouth will water at the descriptions and pairings presented. 

The Long Quiche GoodbyeThe Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great start to a cozy mystery set in OH. Charlotte and her cousin Matthew are hosting a reopening gala for the family Fromagerie when a business nemesis if found murdered. Unfortunately their Grandmere, Bernadette, is the one who finds him and is the suspected killer. Charlotte works with her assistant, Rebecca, to find the guilty party and prove her grandmother innocent. This is all the while she is running the business, helping raise her twin nieces and attempting to start a budding romance. There are plenty of suspects to go around and Charlotte makes some monumental faux pas while trying to solve the chase. The series is off to a good start with this book and the wine and cheese info is delicious sounding as well.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #113
  2. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #120
  3. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #134
  4. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #79
  5. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #115
  6. Craving for Cozies  Book #97
  7. Medical Examiner Challenge  1 Toe Tags
  8. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 4
        • Street or sidewalk
      • Weapons
        • Row 2 
          • Knife
      • Detectives- Charlotte/Rebecca
      • Victims- Ed Woodhouse
    • Six Shooter Challenge  Target #66  Shot #2

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