Review: As Gouda As Dead by Avery Aames

29 Jan

FTC Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Author & Illustrator

gouda as deadAs Gouda as Dead

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 3, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425273319




Someone is cheesed off . . .

Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ 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 Jordan’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!

My Thoughts:

First let me apologize for the lateness of this review. I had planned to post this on Tuesday when I posted Avery’s guest post. But the electrician came out to connect of the hot tub and we were out of electricity for quite a while and then WordPress went wonky on me. So I thought I would try to post it from school, but they are doing something to the district internet. For most of the week it’s been freezing and other weird things. It’s been working ok for the last half hour so I’m quickly trying to post while I have the chance.

I’m sure I mentioned on Tuesday that this is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I am just thrilled to be a part of the blog tour. When people ask me for mystery recommendations, Avery’s books are one of the top five series I recommend.

As Gouda As Dead is a wonderfully written mystery that will keep the reader engaged until the end. I love Charlotte because she is so down to earth and sensible. She’s the kind of person I would love to have a friend. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she owns a cheese shop. Except reading about all that cheese sure does make me hungry, but it also gives me ideas for new cheeses to try.

With love in the air all over Providence, this is an excellent read for February. Jordan leaving little notes for Charlotte has inspired me to do the same for my husband (Shh! Don’t tell him. I want it to be a surprise.)

I especially enjoyed reading about all of Charlotte’s friends and family. I love the twins! I’ve been doing some heavy reading for work and have only had a handful of enjoyable reads in the last few months. Reading As Gouda As Dead was a nice break from all the “required reading.” It felt like going home.

As I said, this series one that I recommend often, even to my mystery loving friend who can’t stand cheese. (Can you believe such a person exists?)   If you are looking for a good enjoyable mystery, then this is one you don’t want to miss.

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