I know I've already picked one cheese related cozy this year, but while Linda Reilly's was set in a grilled cheese restaurant, this one's set in a high end cheese shop. I know that's not a huge distinction, but it was enough to give the two books a different flavor. Willa has recently opened the cheese shop of her dreams. She thinks a great review can put her on the map, until the reviewer is found dead after causing a scene during her first cheese making class.
I appreciated that Willa hadn't settled in Yarrow Glen because she was reeling from a failed relationship. She's new in town and slowly starting to form connections. Those new connections start to suffer as Willa accuses her new friends of murder. I thought Moss did a great job accurately portraying how someone would react to that, and that's not something I feel like a lot of cozies do. I also loved the friendship she's formed with Baz, her next-door neighbor. - John
One of my favorite cozy reads of 2021, and it's out in paperback now. Think Remington Steele meets the Golden Girls! After playing a PI's secretary on TV, retired actress Poppy Harmon opens her own PI firm.
In this intoxicating new cozy mystery series, the future for modern-day moonshiner Hattie Hayes looks bright--until death darkens the doorstep of her Moonshine Shack.