Clobbered by Camembert (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #3)

Clobbered by Camembert (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #3)

by Avery Aames

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Clobbered by Camembert (Cheese Shop Mystery Series #3) by Avery Aames

Cheese store owner Charlotte Bessette is setting up for the town's Winter Wonderland fair. Then, when an old friend is found dead in the cottage of Charlotte's assistant Rebecca, a suspicion falls on Rebecca's boyfriend, a honeybee farmer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the culprit without getting stung herself?

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ISBN-13: 9780425245873
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Series: Cheese Shop Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 209,242
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Avery Aames is the Agatha Award–winning author of the Cheese Shop Mysteries and, as Daryl Wood Gerber, the Cookbook Nook Mysteries.

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Clobbered by Camembert 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Charlotte Bessette—proprietor of Le Petit Fromagerie, affectionately known in Providence, Ohio, as the Cheese Shop—is busy setting up her tent for the town’s Winter Wonderland faire, where she’ll offer fine wines and scrumptious cheeses. In the midst of the preparations, Charlotte meets an old friend of her mother, Kaitlyn Clydesdale, who has come back to Providence with plans to start a new honeybee farm.When Kaitlyn is found dead in the cottage of Charlotte’s assistant Rebecca, suspicion falls on Rebecca’s boyfriend, a honeybee farmer himself. Charlotte knows this beekeeper wouldn’t hurt a fly, so she decides to find the real killer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the culprit without getting stung herself? Dollycas’s Thoughts Charlotte Bessette is a wonderful strong woman, raised by her grandparents. Her parents were killed in an accident when Charlotte was just a toddler. She has had more than a few bumps already in life but emerges from each them even stronger. She also has a huge heart which means it is hard for her to say “no” to anyone which sometimes leads her to yet another bump in the road. The trouble is lately this bumps have been dead bodies or live ones she just wishes would leave her alone. Rebecca is quite demanding of Charlotte in this installment but then again her boyfriend is being accused of murder. You can’t help but love these characters. As you can see from the cover of the book illustrated by Teresa Fasolino, the setting is gorgeous. The Winter Wonderland Faire sounds like an awesome event, the food, the ice sculptures, the choir, the author puts you right there, you may even shiver from the cold weather as the snow starts to gently fall. Avery also sculpts a wonderful winter mystery. New characters come to town shedding some light on the past and also with big ideas that could mean major changes to Providence making many upset as they learn the details. But who would commit murder? We are kept guessing until the very end. The setting may be winter but that makes this is a perfect cozy to curl up in front of the fire to read. Don’t forgot to pour a glass of wine and make a little cheesy snack. The story will have you craving both.
clgs More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book. The characters and set up were intriguing. There were surprises mixed with a nice amount conflict and romance. I would consider other books in this series for future reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do like this series, but I am concerned that the main character seems to be getting a bit "ditzy" in this installment. Still a fun read. The author just needs to make her the sharp business woman she started out to be and keep her on that track. The characters are developing so well and it is fun to check in on their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s winter wonderland in Providence, Ohio and the past has invaded Charlotte’s present with the appearance of an ex, someone from her mother’s childhood and a secret that she’s determined to find out her boyfriend. All collide when a murder occurs and with Rebecca’s young friend accused of the crime, Charlotte will have to do some untangling to find the real killer. This is a great read that entertained me from the start to the delectable end. The wonderfully written whodunit tantalized us with an intriguing mystery that I could not put down once I started. With so many suspects, I enjoyed the directions the author took to keep me on my toes. With a lovable cast of characters; great locale and good conversations, this is a terrific read filled with savory delights and I’m excited about the next book in this fabulous series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cozy mystery with fun, quirky characters. Will read the next one.
Biker_librarian13 More than 1 year ago
Charlotte Bessette was excitedly preparing cheeses for her cheese shop's tent in the Providence, Ohio's Winter Wonderland Fair when her young Amish assistant Rebecca Zook rushes in with the devastating news that a woman is buying up land to start up a honeybee farm. This is devastating not at all to Charlotte, but her assistant assures her that Kaitlyn Clydesdale's plans will put out Rebecca's boyfriend out of business. Far more disconcerting to Charlotte is Kaitlyn's disclosure about the real cause of Charlotte's parents fatal car accident. Before Charlotte can learn much more, though, Kaitlyn is killed in Rebecca's home with the most likely culprit being Ipo Ho, the rival honeybee farm and Rebecca's unlikely suitor. Despite warning from her good friend who happens to be the police chief and her own need to focus instead on own boyfriend's mysterious past, Charlotte finds herself probing into the lives of her fellow Providence residents. Which, unfortunately, may soon include the man who once shattered her heart. This is a cozy on the lighter side, with a protagonist who generally has no business investigating but manages to allow herself to be pushed into territory that is both dangerous and illegal. While Rebecca Zook is supposed to be naive and sheltered, Charlotte's nine-year old cousins show more maturity and knowledge of the world. Rebecca literally pokes, prods, and pushes her employer into interrogating suspects, with some foot stomping and tantrums thrown in for color. As an employee, Rebecca is less than ideal and Charlotte either deserves a medal or is a complete glutton for punishment. Normally I don't use a list of characters at the beginning of books, but with the sheer number of Providence residents who flit in and out of the chapters I did find myself flipping back to it. Couples fall apart and come together so quickly that I wish that more time was spent focusing on fewer relationships rather than providing only brief glimpses into so many. An entirely new complication is introduced with Charlotte's boyfriend Jordan Pace, only to have it abandoned and be put off until a probable future novel. This was rather frustrating, but does have me anxious for the next in this series to discover the direction the many characters' lives are going. - Cindy Chow
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dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
This is an entertaining series. Good characters. People you can really care about. Well, except for one in this story. Kaitlyn is instantly dis-likable. Pushy, obnoxious, self-centered. The main downside to her death is that a really nice person is thought to have killed her. As you read your way to the solution you are tempted with descriptions of delicious cheeses.
CheliD More than 1 year ago
This was the 3rd installment and the descriptions of the yummy cheeses, special recipes and unusual ice sculptures only added to the enjoyment of this mystery set at the Winter Wonderland Faire. Kaitlyn Clydesdale returns to Providence, OH and sets out to buy up land stating she's starting a honey farm but when she is found dead, the local honey farmer, Ipo Ho, is at the top of suspect list. Charlotte's assistant, Rebecca, is positive that he's not guilty (they were smooching in the park) but the sheriff is onvinced otherwise, so Charlotte starts her own investigation. The results are "chilling".
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Why Would a Returnee be Murdered? It's February, which means it is time for Providence, Ohio's Winter Wonderland faire.  All the town merchants set up tents, and Charlotte Bessette and The Cheese Shop are no exception.  One night, she is busy setting things up when Kaitlyn Clydesdale walks into the tent.  This woman, a stranger to Charlotte, claims to know details about the accident that killed Charlotte's parents many years before.  Something seems off about Kaitlyn, like she isn't quite what she appears, but Charlotte is so anxious for the information she is willing to overlook it. Before Charlotte and Kaitlyn can really talk, Kaitlyn is murdered.  Police Chief Umberto Urso zeros in on Ipo Ho, the boyfriend of Charlotte's assistant Rebecca.  With Rebecca demanding that Charlotte solve the crime, she begins to gather clues.  But do they add up to a killer? The author has created quite a cast of characters, and I enjoyed getting to see them all again.  There are some on going stories that I enjoy, and it was fun to see what happened next with those characters.  Unfortunately, I did feel that Rebecca was over the top here.  Usually, I enjoy her antics, but this time they were just too much.  The mystery was great, with several viable suspects along the way until we got to the logical climax. Overall, this was another fun enjoy in a great series.  I'm glad I'm working to catch up on Charlotte's adventures.
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nancydrew123 More than 1 year ago
Ice sculptures and snow at the Winter Wonderland Faire! I felt like I was right there. I enjoyed the addition of several characters... red herrings that kept me guessing in this fast-paced whodunit. I thought the plot was believable and moved along nicely. It was fun to revisit the quirky cast of characters. The relationship between Jordan and Charlotte was left open-ended. This was an enjoyable addition to this great series. Cheese, wine and great recipes. What could be better. I can't wait to read Avery's next book, Clobbered by Camembert!
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If you have read coffeehouse mysteries or teashop mysteries why not try a cheese shop based mystery?? I learn some fun things about cheese -- yes it can be fun--- and the stories are well written. I have actually gone and bought some of the cheeses discussed to try them out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a delightful romp, as was the first book...can't see the ending coming, and the characters are a lot of fun, and a little mysterious. My entire book group enjoyed it, and can't wait to see where the characters end up in the next installment. We all have bets on who Charlotte will choose. We even try the recipes, and our gluten intolerent member swears by the special recipes for her. Sort of Rachel Ray meets Murder She Wrote...only better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the setting, the characters and the cheese. A fun series
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LadyFlash More than 1 year ago
I actually read this first, though it is the 3rd in the series. I found it an easy read an nearly impossible to put down. Following the adventures of the main character as she tries to run a business, help her cousin and his daughters, dealing with his obnoxious ex'wife who came to town, solving murders and figure out the mystery behind the man she loves, makes for an interesting combination. The fact that her impulsive nature gets her into trouble, but still solves the murder, makes this a terrific book. I'm going to have to try some of the recipes out as well as I am also a cheese lover.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
charlotte owns a chesse shop, her brother, matthew owns the adjoining wine shop. kaitlyn clydesdale comes to town and shakes things up, not in a nice way. she is found dead and the suspicion falls on charlotte's assistant's boyfriend. well, charlotte can't let that happen, so she starts to investigate, and finds a great mystery. was it the beekeeper? trying to keep kaitlyn from becoming competition? or someone else with a bigger reason? gotta read it to find out. you won't want to miss this one!
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