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Lost and Fondue (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #2)

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  • Posted October 11, 2011


    The newest installment to Aames' enjoyable Cheese Shop Mysteries should definitely carry a disclaimer. Do not read on an empty stomach. In addition to the feisty cast of characters and light murder mystery, you'll find yourself being led down a path of culinary delight making you want to run, not walk to the nearest cheese shop for a tasty bite.
    Charlotte Bessette, Fromagerie Bessette's owner is always ready to lend a helping hand and when Meredith, Charlotte's best friend asks her to cater a small fundraiser, she's game. Only the party seems monumental when the menu is changed a day in advance, the guests exceed fifty and the folklore that billows around the site begins to course rapidly through town.
    The old and abandoned Ziegler Winery does not have a pleasant past, but it could have a bright future if Meredith has anything to say about it. One major hurdle-other than the building's illustrious past and the rumor of buried pirate booty hidden somewhere on the grounds-screeches everyone and everything to an immediate halt when the body of a young artist is found in the dilapidated wine cellar. In life, this former stud had a raging temper and a serious jealous streak, but no obvious suspects stand out.
    Ever helpful, opinionated Charlotte can't refrain from adding her amateur sleuthing skills into the mix. If truth be told, she's technically forced into it when the Sheriff heads in an investigatory direction that many disagree with.
    Readers can always tell when an author loves what they do and it's clearly the case with Avery Aames. The town of Providence and its charming cast is a place worth visiting.
    Reviewed by Shannon Raab for Suspense Magazine

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011


    Charlotte Bessette, proprietor of Fromagerie Bessette, otherwise known as The Cheese Shop, is catering a fund-raiser for her best friend Meredith to help create a liberal arts college out of a long-abandoned winery that is rumored to hold a buried treasure. While taking part in a scavenger hunt as part of the festivities at the winery, Charlotte stumbles upon the murdered body of a college student and Meredith's niece Quinn becomes the suspect. As she tries to help Meredith clear Quinn of the charges and find the real killer, Charlotte has a family crisis to deal with as her cousin Matthew's ex-wife returns from England to gain custody of their twin daughters.

    I did like the storyline of this second book in the series and it held my interest well enough. However, one thing that was slightly irritating to me was that in this book Charlotte's nemisis from the first one (Kristine Woodhouse) has moved away and sold her upscale clothing boutique to one of her friends (Prudence, also from the first book) who is basically a Kristine clone with the same "mean girl" personality and vendetta against Charlotte and her family, not to mention the same business. Why not just keep the original character or at least give Prudence a different personality?

    Despite the bit of angst I have with that minor issue, I will read the next installment in the series with hopes that the author creates more diverse characters and uses more variety in her descriptions. This book is a good one for reading at the beach or while on vacation because it is light and entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Cute Cozy Mystery

    I love cozy mysterties. I have read two other cheese shop books and enjoyed them. This one does not disappoint. I think any cozy mystery fan would enjoy this book.

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