- By Avery Aames

Lost and Fondue

  • Title: Lost and Fondue
  • Author: Avery Aames
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Lost and Fondue When a body is found in a long abandoned winery cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette trades in her fondue fork for a flashlight to clear a friend s niece of suspicion But as Charlotte starts to turn

    When a body is found in a long abandoned winery, cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette trades in her fondue fork for a flashlight to clear a friend s niece of suspicion But as Charlotte starts to turn up the truth, the killer starts turning up the heat.

    1 thought on “Lost and Fondue

    1. After the first book I was hesitant to read this book, but I decided to pace a hold on it from my library hoping it would get better. Unfortunately, the first half of the book was worse, and I almost put the book down, but the last half was entertaining and enjoyable. Let's start with why I could not stand the first half. First of all Charlotte was once again extremely unlikeable, she thought she knew everything, and had to give her opinion on everything she saw. Secondly, Charlotte's consistent [...]

    2. I would give this book the same grades I gave the first, and am not waiting eagerly for book #3, due out in early 2012. Aames definitely has difficulty with characterization. Why does the boutique owner start a flyer protest about the prices charged in the cheese shop? Why does she create scenes in the cheese shop when she should be taking things up with city hall? Why did the museum owner, passionately devoted to the museum in the first book, decide to take a long vacation? How does the element [...]

    3. I have given this series a try and despite the wonderful recipes; I have not found anything in the main character to motivate me to return again. Adieu cheese shop mysteries!

    4. Charlotte Bessette and her cousin Matthew are partners in The Fromagerie Bessette or The Cheese Shop as it known to the locals. Charlotte handles the cheese shop and Matthew a former sommelier, runs the wine annex. They have been hired to cater a fundraiser for their friend Meredith at an abandoned winery that Meredith hopes to turn into a college campus. Not everyone in town is happy about this as the winery has been the source of some wild stories including hidden treasure and buried bodies.Th [...]

    5. When Charlette Bessette, owner of Providence, Ohio's fancy cheese shop, Fromagerie Bessette, is asked by her friend Meredith to cater a fund raiser at the old abandoned Ziegler winerey, it is with some trepidation. For years rumors have abounded of buried treasures and possibly a few buried bodies at the winery. The fundraiser is to purchase the winery and turn it into a local college.Meredith's niece, Quinn, and her artistic friends are all excited as they want to search for the treasure; they [...]

    6. The newest installment to Aames’ enjoyable Cheese Shop Mysteries should definitely carry a disclaimer. Do not read on an empty stomach. In addition to the feisty cast of characters and light murder mystery, you’ll find yourself being led down a path of culinary delight making you want to run, not walk to the nearest cheese shop for a tasty bite.Charlotte Bessette, Fromagerie Bessette’s owner is always ready to lend a helping hand and when Meredith, Charlotte’s best friend asks her to cat [...]

    7. I have given this series two chances, and I'm done with it. The main character is completely unsympathetic, the supporting characters annoying. Charlotte has an obnoxious judgment about everything and everyone, not to mention her offensive nicknames for her neighbors. In addition, her main argument in defense of the (presumably wrongly) accused is that "I know this person, she's almost like family, therefore she can't possibly be guilty" is weaker than over cooked pasta. I'm willing to suspend m [...]

    8. Lost and FondueBy Avery AamesCopyright May 2011Publisher Berkeley Prime CrimeThe 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 [...]

    9. SUMMARY: 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 stud [...]

    10. Book #48 Read in 2012Lost and Fondue by Avery AamesThis is the second book in a cozy mystery series set in a cheese shop. This series really makes me regret my lactose intolerance, LOL.In this book, Charlotte once again dons her amateur detective hat when a local artist is killed at a fundraiser. The niece of Charlotte's friend is taken into custody and Charlotte wants to clear her name. However, this puts Charlotte herself at risk as she finds out the hard way.This series is a good cozy mystery [...]

    11. This past Saturday Avery Aames(4/30/11) Avery won an Agatha for the Best First Novel. That book, The Long Quiche Goodbye, is the first in this delicious series.Charlotte Bessette owns The Cheese and her cousin Matthew, handles selecting the inventory of wines for the store. Rounding out the shops help is Rebecca, an Amish girl who has left the fold, and has learned to love TV and especially police shows. The book begins with Meredith, a good friend of Charlotte and Matthews girlfriend, asks if C [...]

    12. Charlotte is catering a fundraiser at the old winery on the outskirts of town. During the scavenger hunt, she finds the body of one of the guests in the basement. With the police looking at someone Charlotte cares about, she must spring into detective mode to find the real killer.I'm not sure why I waited so long to read this second book in the series. The characters were a tad overwhelming at first by their number, but I quickly had them all figured out. The plot slow down a tad in the middle, [...]

    13. The second book in this "cheesy" mystery series was a little more interesting than the first installment. Although the mystery was still centered around something personal to Charlotte, there was less expository segments and mor cheese. On the down side, this is a pretty close knit town, so much so that it's hard to have a really good mystery because either the characters we know have to go bad or one of the few walk on characters have to be guilty. It's not complex. On the plus side there reall [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book. It is the second in the cheese shop mystery series, and I had read the first one and like it, so I had high hopes for this one as well. I really like the main character, Charlotte, and her co-worker Rebecca who is always using stuff she sees on tv to try to solve mysteries. I definitely didn't see the culprit coming in this one. I also REALLY enjoy all the talk about cheese, and the sweet romance between Charlotte and another one of the characters. Looking forward to [...]

    15. Our favorite cheese-loving, amateur detective is back in the second installment of the Cheese Shop Mystery series. An abandoned winery is being converted into a college. During the scavenger hunt fundraiser, a nasty surprise is found that was not on the scavenger hunt list: a dead body. The list of suspects is varied and the crime scene is full of symbolism. Was it the angry fiancee, the jealous best friend? The art instructor?

    16. Well I can't remember exactly why I liked the first one so much.There's a lot I can excuse and overlook, but the level of racism, sexism and homophobia in this book made me retch. On top of that, the story is silly, the characters are naive and cliche, and the research the author made for it was minimal at best.I'm done with this series.JL 646

    17. Providence seems to have put last year’s murder behind them. Spring has finally arrived and Charlotte couldn’t be happier. Her business is thriving and her romance with Jordan is moving in a positive direction. Charlotte’s best friend Meredith has a new project on her hands. She is in the midst of organizing a fundraiser to create a college in an abandoned winery outside of the town. The winery has an infamous history and is surrounded by rumors of murders and buried treasure. Charlotte re [...]

    18. this is the second entry in series of culinary mysteries set in a gourmet cheese shop, in Lost and Fondue, Charlotte Bessette, amateur sleuth and cheese shop owner, is supporting the arts. Her friend and her cousins girlfriend, schoolteacher Meredith Vance has decided to turn the old winery in town into a college. Meredith's brother ,Freddy, and her niece, Quinn have come with a bunch of art students display their artwork in a fund raiser for the new college. Bigshot jerk, Hawker Fontanne, causi [...]

    19. This series is a bit of a conundrum for me. I enjoy the setting and many of the characters. Unfortunately, Charlotte grates on my nerves too much of the time. The sheriff (whom she absolutely insists on calling by his nickname at all times) shouldn’t be having dinner with his parents with an unsolved murder being investigated, but her boyfriend may be a serial killer and that just might be okay. She’s quick to action tracking a killer, but indecisive about going on a trip. Seriously? I do lo [...]

    20. In Providence, Ohio, Charlotte's best friend wants to turn a former winery into a college. The former winery is shaped like a castle.During a fundraiser at the winery, an art student is found strangled in the cellar. Charlotte and her friends decide to amateur sleuth in order to find the murderer.There were a lot of other sub plots going on such as Charlotte's cousin's ex-wife coming back into town and the mysterious Winona.All in all, it was a good read.

    21. I don't know what it is about this series but I can not finish it. Charlotte comes off as a great character and certain aspects have me interested like when the twins mom show up. But than I was lost when she one minute is having a show down with charlotte than the next she is missing in the dialogue. I honestly did not enjoy the first book and the second isn't any better. If it wasn't for my bingo pick for cheese I would have skipped it.

    22. On a scale of 1 to Coco, this second in series receives a 7. The mystery wasn't my favorite and I thought the clues were slightly far fetched but who really cares when there are fantastic characters and an author who knows just the right amount of cheese to add to make a mystery cozy! I especially loved the addition of Sylvie and I can't wait for her character to return in the next book in series.

    23. Quite a good plot, but a bit too much cheese for my taste. The cheeses were mostly local to the area, so of little interest to Australians, apart from the imported ones, like Brie or Camembert.And some of the action was a bit far-fetched.

    24. Avery Aames knows how to keep the reader in suspense. Along with the twist. I really enjoyed learning about cheese. I enjoyed all the characters and it is nice to see she is getting along with the many new beaus. I love her dog as well.

    25. Charlotte’s way of solving crimes annoys me. She’s not as logical as I would like. I won’t be continuing the series.

    26. What a perfect sequel. I am learning so much about cheese/wine.Although it takes a while to set up the murder, it does take the entire book to find the murderer!

    27. This 2nd book in the Cheese shop mysteries did not hold as much charm for me as the first. The good news is that you don't have to read the first one in order to enjoy this book though. But if you've read the two, the first one is better.We return to Charlotte who runs a small town artisan cheese shop. Once again she has found herself in the middle of a murder and desperately wants to prove that a friend's cousin is not the murderer. But the boy murdered has a lot of people who don't really like [...]

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