Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames

Lost and Fondue (pub. Berkley Prime Crime - Penguin) by Avery Aames is the second book in the Cheese Shop mystery series following on from the Agatha Award winning book The Long Quiche Goodbye.

Book Details

Title: Lost and Fondue
Author: Avery Aames
ISBN: 9780425241585
Pages: 320
Release Date: May 2011
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Publisher's Synopsis

The fair town of Providence has settled down to normal after last year’s murder. Jonquils are in bloom. The Cheese Shop is thriving. and Charlotte’s romance with Jordan is flourishing. But when her friend, Meredith, decides to throw a fund-raiser to create a liberal arts college out of a long-abandoned winery—a winery that is rumored to hold not only buried bodies but buried treasure—Charlotte’s joie de vivre deflates like a bad souffle.

Charlotte’s fears are realized when an art student is found dead in the wine cellar, and Meredith’s niece is the main suspect.

Book Reviews

Here are a couple of the reviews from among the many that the book has garnered:

I really enjoyed the first book in the Cheese Shop Mysteries, The Long Quiche Goodbye, so I was thrilled to read the second, Lost and Fondue. I was eager to return to the quirky personalities in Providence and to see what mysteries Aames had cooked up for her readers.

Once again, the food descriptions in Lost and Fondue are simply delectable. I loved Aames’ cheese descriptions, and they made my mouth water while reading.  In fact, while reading this book, I had a notebook and jotted down the names of the cheeses I’d like to try.  Aames does a wonderful job educating the reader about cheese while also fully entertaining them. Full review at S. Krishna's Books.

Avery Aames does a terrific job of creating an atmosphere and setting the scene of the crime. I never knew there were so many different cheeses! Along with the cheese shop plot line and Charlott'es new love interest, there are several other plot lines going on that added to the realism of the characters. However, I did have a quibble with the mystery part. Some of the clues were symbolic and had me somewhat sceptical at their plausibility but as with a lot of cozies, a little suspension of disbelief is necessary. Full review at Pudgy Penguin Perusals.

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