As Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames is a delightful cozy mystery. It is the sixth book in The Cheese Shop mystery series. Jordan and Charlotte are getting married! They have set the date for Valentine's Day on they are going to be married on Jordan's farm. On the night of their bachelor and bachelorette parties, Tim O'Shea, owner of the pub, is killed on Jordan's farm. Jordan feels it would not be right to go through with the wedding and they postpone it (Charlotte agrees but is disappointed). Charlotte is determined to find out who killed their friend (and ruined her wedding). While tracking down clues, Charlotte stumbles across the body of Dottie, owner of Patisserie. Now Charlotte has two murders to solve and she is determined (Charlotte is very determined and nosy) to find the killer.
Rebecca, Charlotte's ex-Amish assistant, is dating Deputy Devon O'Shea, decorating the shop for Valentine's Day, and is auditioning for the latest play Love Letters (Devon is auditioning for the male lead). Rebecca is a fun character and I like her in the story.
Jordan is not sure he wants to continue running the cheese farm (I do not blame him. Someone was murdered in his cheese making facility). Jordan used to be a chef before entering WITSEC and relocating to Providence, Ohio. Jordan needs to decide what he wants to do--keep running the farm and making cheese, buy a local restaurant, or there is one more option! Jordan also feels bad for postponing the wedding and keeps leaving love notes for Charlotte. It is so sweet and romantic.
Councilwoman Belinda Bell is also stirring up trouble in the community. She keeps complaining about the noise and is trying to oust Charlotte's Grandmother as the mayor. Providence is a great town with an interesting assortment of residents. As Gouda as Dead is a wonderful mystery. I really enjoyed this book and eagerly look forward to the next book in The Cheese Shop mysteries.
You need to read As Gouda as Dead to find out if Jordan and Charlotte get married, who killed Tim and Dottie, and why is Councilwoman Bell so uptight about noise and music! I give As Gouda as Dead 5 out of 5 stars. As Gouda as Dead will be out on February 3, 2015.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review (I won a copy on Facebook).
Did you know that Avery Aames is also Daryl Wood Gerber? Daryl Wood Gerber writes the Cookbook Nook Mysteries. The next book in the series, Fudging the Books will be out in August.
Thank you for reading my review. I love reading books that are set in Ohio (I was born in Columbus, Ohio). Have a great evening and Happy Reading!