Book Review: Gone for Gouda

Posted October 13, 2022 by geograph in adult, contemporary, cozy mysteries, review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Gone for GoudaGone for Gouda by Korina Moss
Series: Cheese Shop Mysteries #2
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on September 27, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Pages: 288
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

Things are going from gouda to bad to ugly for cheesemonger Willa Bauer in Gone for Gouda.

Yarrow Glen’s newest cheese shop, Curds & Whey, has a lot on its plate, but cheesemonger Willa Bauer relishes a challenge. There’s a float to build for the fall festival, plus the French-inspired cheese shop is playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston. But when photos surface that prove this vegan influencer is, in fact, a carnivore, things crumble faster than any cheese on the market: Phoebe is murdered. Willa’s employee, the affable Archie, was the last one to see Phoebe alive and the first person the police suspect. To clear his name Willa must uncover who’s been up to no gouda...

Narrator: first person, Willa Bauer
Animals: Tiny white dog
Location: Yarrow Glen
Sub-location: Cheese shop: Curds & Whey
Notes on the puns of the title: 100% incredible
Series #: Cheese Shop Mystery 2
Copaganda/police involvement: Literally no recollection whatsoever
Recipes: YES. Bavarian Beer Cheese (Obatzda), Cheesy Apple Pockets, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese.
Mystery notes: It was kind of far-fetched but like,,,, whatever! It’s a cozy mystery! I don’t care!

This book honestly gets four stars from me because of the cheese references and the recipes. I’m looking forward to more, and I will probably go back and try to read the first.

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