The Long Quiche Goodbye
Agatha Award winner: best first novel.This is the first in A Cheese Shop Mystery series.Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it's more commonly known by the residents of small-town Providence, Ohio-the Cheese Shop. Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful... show more
Agatha Award winner: best first novel.This is the first in A Cheese Shop Mystery series.Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it's more commonly known by the residents of small-town Providence, Ohio-the Cheese Shop. Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful sampling of bold Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, delicious tortes of Stilton and Mascarpone, and a taste of Sauvignon Blanc-but someone else has decided to make a little crime of passion the piece de resistance. Right outside the shop Charlotte finds a body, the victim stabbed to death with one of her prized olive-wood handled knives.
Publish date: 2010-07-06
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
Series: A Cheese Shop Mystery (#1)
I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Having recently read [b:The Long Goodbye|2054|The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6)|Raymond Chandler|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388225584s/2054.jpg|998106], and having this one gathering dust in my TBR list, I thought it would be only natural that ...
I like the setting of the cheese shop and this book made me want to find a local Fromagerie for some new cheeses for fall. The town sounds nice with it's mix of shops and shop owners. Kind of like a Richard Scarry Busytown. I know this was the first book in this series, but I felt like I was drop...
I loved the setting and the large cast of characters. Although the story lacked in reality as far as the legal aspect, it is a cozy and I don't tend to get too hung up on such thing. Overall, the book was quite enjoyable and I am looking forward to more in the series.
Ditto everything that Hannah said, only I will add that I thought that Aames did a very good job of establishing "family" in this story. The familial aspects seemed very authentic and honest to me, and I would say that I thought the grandmother and grandfather were perhaps the best drawn, most lova...
Nice solid start to a series. I liked Charlotte and her families characterizations, Rebecca was hilarious and Umberto Urso had me chuckling along when he scolded Charlotte for interfering in his investigation. All the other characters just sort of blended together.