Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Days of Wine and Roquefort by: Avery Aames

Title: Days of Wine and Roquefort
Author: Avery Aames
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Pages: 320
Series: A Cheese Shop Mystery #5
Format: ebook ARC NetGalley
Source: Author and Tour

Description:

Murder, like Roquefort, stinks...

Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessette’s life seems quieter than ever with her fiancĂ© out of town and her cousin Matthew and his children out of the house. But before she can put up her feet and enjoy a glass of chardonnay, Matthew asks her to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery.

An affable wine aficionado, Noelle is paired well with the cheese expert Charlotte—but something seems to be troubling the secretive houseguest, and Charlotte’s life is upended when she finds the sparkling woman dead. Between Noelle’s hotheaded ex, the cagey owners of the winery, its jaded manager, and a wily reporter, Charlotte has her pick of suspects, but she needs to act fast—this is a mystery that only gets more dangerous with age.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in this series I've read and I loved it.  Charlotte is having a quiet time in her life with her fiancĂ© away her cousin and his kids out of the house Charlotte has begun working on things in her garage that need to be done and having a guest in her house Noelle Adams.  Of course like any great mystery someone always winds up dead.  This time it is Noelle in Charlotte's garage.

Charlotte groups up with Rebecca, Matthew her cousin, and others around town to find out what happened to newcomer Noelle.  Of course not much is known about her.  While they are investigating this there is always the craziness of the locals like Prudence who's trying to monopolize the town by buying up all the properties for sale.

I really enjoy the spin this series has centering around a cheese shop and Matthew and his wine.  I think having these things really makes this series stand out from others ones.  I know I enjoyed it immensely.  Definitely have to read those other 4 books in the series which I have on my kindle just need to get to them.



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