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Murder, like Roquefort, stinks...

Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessette’s life seems quieter than ever with her fiancé 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.


Mysteries & Thrillers
February 4
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Carol M Smith ,

Avery Aames's Days of Wine and Roquefort

"Hell's Key" was the final utterance from Noelle Adams. Noelle
was a friend of Charlotte Bessette’s cousin Matthew, who was
staying with Charlotte while she got settled in her new job at
Sheldon Nelson Winery. Now Noelle is dead in Charlotte’s
Garage and the Snoop Club goes into full swing!!!
Murder, mystery, mayhem, a engaging plot, wine, cheese,
twists and turns are the ingredients for a story you will
definitely want to read.
Welcome to Providence, Ohio and the world of the Bessette
Family. Description is deftly woven into the story. You will
feel as if you are part of the family. All the characters are vivid,
colorful and well defined. There are many suspects: the dead
woman’s short tempered ex, a scheming reporter, the
calculating owners of the winery, the suspicious manager,
the manager’s withdrawn wife. Each character adds their own
flavor to the story.
The dynamics between some of the characters was captivating
such as with Charlotte and the police chief, Matthew with
Sylvie, Prudence with Grandmere, Prudence with Sylvie, Sylvie
with the reporter.
Rags, the cat, Rocket and Agatha both dogs add to the story.
This is Book 5 in the Cheese Shop Mystery Series but can be
read as a stand alone. There are recipes at the end of the story.
Great blend of adventure, twists and turns and a touch of
romance make for a delicious read.
Thanks to the author via Facebook’s Cozy Mystery Review for
the book. My opinion is my own.

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