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Up to No Gouda by Linda Reilly

Up to No Gouda (one of the cutest titles I’ve ever seen) is the debut novel of the equally as adorably named, Grilled Cheese Mystery series. I was able to listen to this fun novel and Reilly did a wonderful job developing the setting of small town Balsam Dell.

I really enjoyed the delicious concoctions Carly Dale, the amateur sleuth and owner of the Grilled Cheese Eatery served and the mystery kept me on the edge of my seat. The red herrings kept me off the path of figuring out who the actual killer was and it was overall a great audiobook to listen to.

Thanks Dreamscape Media for the advanced listening copy and Poisoned Pen Press for the gifted copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Book Description

The first in a delicious new culinary cozy series featuring a grilled cheese eatery owner who must solve murders in her small town before she is put under lock and brie

Back in Balsam Dell to heal after the death of her husband, Carly Hale is finally pursuing her lifelong dream―opening Carly's Grilled Cheese Eatery. After only five months, business is booming as Vermont vacationers and townspeople alike flock to lunch on her Party Havartis and other grilled cheese concoctions. All but Lyle Bagley, Carly's one-time high school boyfriend and now town bully who just bought the building that houses her eatery and wants Carly out. After a muenster of a fight, Carly's forced to put her nose to the rind and find a solution to keep her business afloat.

That is...until Lyle is discovered dead behind the dumpster of Carly's shop, and one of her employees becomes the prime suspect. In order to save her eatery and prove her friend's innocence, Carly must sleuth out the killer before she's the one who gets grilled.

With a delightful cast of characters, an inventive amateur sleuth, and a whole host of cheesy hijinks, Up to No Gouda is the perfect cozy murder mystery to melt into.

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