Have you ever visited Ohio? Some people think the entire state is flat. It’s not. Holmes County, which is situated above Columbus, consists of beautiful rolling hills Have you ever stayed a bed-and-breakfast and awakened to the sound of chickens and cows? It’s serene, idyllic, and delicious. I stayed at an inn at the south portion of Holmes County years ago. The next day, I got lost while driving around. What a fabulous experience that was! Truly. I discovered all sorts of little towns and treasures.
Right now, in my latest release FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, it’s time for the first-ever Cheese Festival in Providence, Ohio. Charlotte Bessette, the protagonist, is a cheese monger, and she and her new husband, Jordan, have been invited to stay at nearby Emerald Pastures Inn to participate in a brain trust. What’s a brain trust? It’s an event where marketers, cheese makers, cheese authors, and journalists will taste, make, and talk all things “cheese.” Charlotte and Jordan can’t wait.
But there will be others at the brain trust plus one surprise guest from the past—Lara Berry, pretentious cheese whiz, pompous bestselling author, and pungent critic whose extra sharp tongue can crumble a reputation. Charlotte isn’t surprised when the foodie is smothered to death in her room at Erin’s inn. Accusations start flying, but the one sticking to Erin strikes Charlotte as a crock. Now, to clear her friend’s name, Charlotte has to sift through Lara’s ex-lovers, former business partners, and unforgiving enemies to find a killer before Lara’s past casts a gamey pall on the festival’s future.
By the way, there are always recipes in my Cheese Shop Mysteries. The ones in FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE include a number of savory selections. Don’t miss them.
Praise for the series:
“A mouthwatering mystery …a plot that twists and turns…Enticing and intriguing.”
—New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay
Learn more about Charlotte, her family, and the Cheese Shop World right HERE.
Watch the trailer for FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE HERE.
Note for new readers: While FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE is the 7th title in my series of Cheese Shop Mysteries, you can read it as a stand-alone. Just think! If you like it, you will have more books to enjoy. Yay! Click HERE to see the titles in order.
Recipes included in FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE:
- Bacon Olive Quiche
- BLT Salad ala Emerald Inn
- Caramel Cheesecake
- Cheddar Chocolate Stracciatella Ice cream
- Grilled Cheese with Apples and Onions
- Jordan’s Penne with Vodka Cream
- Peanut Butter Quiche
- Pine Nut Carrot Quiche
- Zucchini Cheddar Kebab
Lastly, I’ve started a Savor the Mystery Fan Club on my website, with puzzles, special recipes, fun photos, and contests. Check it out! FAN CLUB
Giveaway for today!!!
What is the most favorite American town you’ve ever visited and why?
Tell me in the comments to enter to win this darling set of “mice” and cheese appetizer skewers!
Winner will also win an autographed copy of his or her choice of a Cheese Shop Mystery.
Savor the mystery!
Avery Aames aka
Daryl Wood Gerber…author of the COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERIES
About Avery Aames
Agatha Award-winning and nationally bestselling author DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, set in the fictional coastal town of Crystal Cove, California. As Avery Aames, she also writes the Cheese Shop Mysteries, set in quaint Providence, Ohio. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote”. She loves to cook and read and has a darling, frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky. Visit Daryl or Avery at their website.
About FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE
In the new Cheese Shop Mystery from the Agatha Award- winning author of AS GOUDA AS DEAD, an extra-sharp tongued cheese critic is cut down during a summer cheese festival.
It’s time for the annual Cheese Festival in Providence, Ohio, and Charlotte Bessette’s cheese shop is packed with homemade specialties. Meanwhile, her friend Erin is prepping her dairy farm and inn for cheese makers, marketers, journalists, and one surprise guest—Lara Berry, pretentious cheese whiz, pompous bestselling author, and pungent critic whose extra sharp tongue can crumble a reputation.
Even though any love for Lara by her friends curdled long ago, Charlotte is surprised when the foodie is smothered to death in her room at Erin’s inn. Accusations start flying, but the one laying blame on Erin strikes Charlotte as a crock. Now, to clear her friend’s name, Charlotte has to sift through Lara’s ex-lovers, former business partners, and unforgiving enemies to find a killer before Lara’s past casts a tainted pall on the festival’s future.