Synopses & Reviews
Jenna Hart moved back to Crystal Cove, California, to recapture her joie de vivre and to help her aunt Vera run the local culinary bookshop and cafand#233;. But itand#8217;s hard to follow a simple recipe for relaxation when murder gets thrown in the mixand#133;
The Cookbook Nook is set to host the townand#8217;s upcoming Grill Fest, a tasty tradition which pits local amateur chefs against one another to concoct the most delicious dishes. This yearand#8217;s challenge: grilled cheese. But with competing chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than savoring the fare.
The expression and#147;too many cooksand#8221; proves all too true when the eight-time champ is found murdered in the alley behind the cafand#233;. Soon a local diner owner (and Jennaand#8217;s and#147;second motherand#8221;) is suspected of bumping off the competition, and Jenna has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burnedand#133;
Praise for the Cheese Shop Mysteries:
and#8220;Itand#8217;s not just Gouda, itand#8217;s great!and#8221;and#8212;Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author
and#8220;Fun, flirty, and full of local flavor.and#8221;and#8212;Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author
and#8220;A bold new series to be savored like a seductive Brie.and#8221; and#8212;Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author
"Deliciously fast-paced...delightful."and#8212;Julie Hyzy,and#160;New York Timesand#160;bestselling author
and#8220;A mouthwatering mysteryand#8230; a plot that twists and turnsand#8230;Enticing and intriguing.and#8221;and#8212;Jenn McKinlay, New York Times
andnbsp;Praise for the Cheese Shop Mysteries:
andldquo;Itandrsquo;s not Gouda, itandrsquo;s great!andrdquo;andmdash;Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author
andldquo;Fun, flirty, and full of local flavor.andrdquo;andmdash;Kate Carlisle, national bestselling author of the Bibliophile mysteries
andldquo;A bold new series to be savored like a seductive Brie.andrdquo; andmdash;Krista Davis, author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries
andldquo;For those who are unfamiliar [with The Cheese Shop Mysteries], we strongly recommend that you give these books a read.andrdquo; andmdash;Culture Magazine
Praise for the Cookbook Nook series
and#8220;Thereand#8217;s a feisty new amateur sleuth in town.and#8221;and#8212;Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling authorand#160;
and#8220;[A] delectable page-turner with a tasty mix of characters, crime, and cookbooks.and#8221;and#8212;Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling authorand#160;
When a body is found in a long-abandoned winery, cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette trades in her fondue fork for a flashlight to clear a friend's niece of suspicion. But as Charlotte starts to turn up the truth, the killer starts turning up the heat.
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Murder, revenge, and secrets: Shakespeare has arrived in Providence, Ohio...
Charlotte Bessetteandmdash;owner of Fromagerie Bessette, known by locals as The Cheese Shopandmdash;has a lot on her plate: setting a date with her fiancandeacute;, feeding the actors in her grandmotherandrsquo;s production of Hamlet, and planning the menu for her best friend and cousinandrsquo;s upcoming wedding. At least her new creationandmdash;sinfully delicious Brie blueberry ice creamandmdash;has turned out perfectly.
Just days before the wedding, a stranger turns up dead in the Igloo Ice Cream Parlor's freezer, his head bashed with a container of Charlotte's signature ice cream. But this stranger turns out to be more than he seems, and his death threatens to unravel all that Charlotte has worked for. She has no choice but to add one more thing to her to-do list: find the killer before the villain destroys all that she loves.
Murder, like Roquefort, stinks...
Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessetteand#8217;s life seems quieter than ever with her fiancand#233; out of town and her cousin Matthew and his children out of the house. But before she can put up her feet and enjoy a glass of chardonnay, Matthew asks her to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery.
An affable wine aficionado, Noelle is paired well with the cheese expert Charlotteand#151;but something seems to be troubling the secretive houseguest, and Charlotteand#8217;s life is upended when she finds the sparkling woman dead. Between Noelleand#8217;s hotheaded ex,and#160; the cagey owners of the winery, its jaded manager, and a wily reporter, Charlotte has her pick of suspects, but she needs to act fastand#151;this is a mystery that only gets more dangerous with age.
Someone is cheesed off . . .
Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentineand#8217;s Day with weeklong events, including loversand#8217; baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordanand#8217;s farm, he believes they should reschedule their wedding given the grim turn of events.
Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement. This killer crossed the wrong woman. No one, but no one, is ruining her wedding plans!
About the Author
Avery Aamesand#160;is theand#160;Agatha Awardand#150;winning author of the Cheese Shop Mystery series, includingand#160;Days of Wine and Roquefort, To Brie or Not to Brie, Clobbered by Camembert, Lost and Fondue, andand#160;The Long Quiche Goodbye.and#160;She loves to cook and enjoys a good wine. She speaks a little French and has even played a French woman onstage. And she adores cheese. As Daryl Wood Gerber she also writes the Cookbook Nook Mysteries.