Inevitably the murder victim, the most hated man in small town Providence, Ohio, is stabbed with a wood-handled cheese knife.
Number one suspect is Bernadette, grandmére of Charlotte, new proprietor of Fromagerie Bessette, aka the Cheese Shop. Of course, Bernadette is innocent and Charlotte, after several false starts – and endless cholesterol-inducing references to fromage, formaggio and queso – finally unmasks the real killer.
The plot, the writing, and the characters are exactly what you’d expect from a winner of the US-based Agatha award for writers in the “cozy” mystery sub-genre – closed setting, no sex or violence and an amateur detective. Cosy – but more-ish.