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 liked this book. It was a good read. The mystery was good, and the mystery set up about the love interest definitely hooks you into the next book. Probably gonna pick up next book today.
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...