Thursday, February 12, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway As Gouda As Dead by Avery Aames

Title: As Gouda as Dead
Author: Avery Aames
Series: Book 6 A Cheese Shop Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review From Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Star Rating: Four
Reviewed by: Tina Diamond


Love is in the air in Fromagerie Bessette aka "The Cheese Shop". The proprietor is Charlotte Bessette. She is organizing a wine and chesse tasting  to be held in her shop for "The Lovers' Trail Festival"along with other businesses in Providence, Ohio. Charlotte and her fiance, Jordan, A Chesse farmer, who has dreams of running his own restaurant again plan on getting married, Charlotte's Grandmother is Putting on a play with the Providence Players for the event called "Love Letters" that Charlotte's ex-amish assistant at the shop, Rebecca is decorating the shop for Valentine's day and gets the lead part in along with Deputy Devon O'Shea.

Popular bar owner, Tim is then found dead on Jordan's Cheese farm in a cheese making vat, then instead of a wedding dress Charlotte decides to put on her thinking cap and puts her investigative mind to work to try to find her friend, Tim's killer. Then the local baker, Dottie is found dead on the floor of her bakery found suffocated by one of her own pasteries. Charlotte with her quick thinking discovers that there is a connection to both murders being Jordan's farm fresh Cheese.

Charlotte has a list of many suspects including Councilwoman Belinda Bell as she is reeking havoc all over town. Complaining about the local businesses and is trying to get Charlotte's grandmother to step down from running for mayor.

 If this book was made of cheese I would savor each scrumptous morsel. It was that engaging and entertaining. Charlotte is a top notch wanna be detective that loves and cares for her friends, family and community. She is a character that is willing to put her life on hold for justice to prevail and life will be good once again. Again I must comment on Charlotte's diet of mainly cheese wishing I could eat that way.

 This was one where the murderer was someone you will least expect and it did make me sad because I started to like but feel sorry for this character because he seemed
that genuine. This was a deliciously riveting and tasty edition to the Cheese lovers mysteries. I loved the references to the different cheese's as a culinary cozy fan I look forward to reading and reviewing the next in this delectable series.

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35 comments:

  1. Sounds so good! And cheese makes everything better! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  2. I enjoyed reading the Cheese Shop Mystery series, and I have been looking forward to reading As Gouda as Dead. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
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  3. Sounds interesting! angelanb25@yahoo.com

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  4. This is a great series and it always makes me hungry.

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  5. Sounds like a great book. Thank you. Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. looks great and i hope to get a chance to read it :)
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  8. I love this writer's work—can't wait to read her new book!

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  9. Love cheese. This should be a great new series (new for me).
    thanks
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  10. Reading this series always makes me hungry since I love cheese. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  11. Such a wonderful series and I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the giveaway!
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  12. Great series!
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  13. Love this series and look forward to reading this book.
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  14. Would love it! misstree1963@gmail.com

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  15. Wonderful series. Great feature. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Enjoyable and unique series. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Excited to read this book. donnajeaneno@yahoo.com

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  18. Cheese is my favorite food and I love cozies. What could be better than a combination of the two?
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  19. Love cozy books. scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for the chance! I love this series!
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  21. Love this series.
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  22. I like this series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  23. I like this series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  24. Cheese should be a food group all its own!! Most everything is better with cheese

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  25. Oh!! Was I supposed to leave an email addy?🙀. Rumeur@icloud.com

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  26. cheesy good fun! woofmew@aol.com

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  27. I love this series, the characters and cheese recipes.

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  28. The Plots are great in these I would love to read this.
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  29. In a previous life I think I must have been a mouse since I love cheese, not just to eat but also to read books that include cheese. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  30. Sounds like a great book~love the title! Thank you for the review and the chance to win a copy!
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  31. I enjoy these cozies and also like to try the great cheese recipes. Thanks for the giveaway.
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