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Death and Fromage: A Novel

Death and Fromage: A Novel

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Poisoned Pen Press
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From UK comedian Ian Moore comes another "laugh-out-loud caper" (Shelf Awareness, starred review for Death and Croissants).

Middle-aged B&B owner Richard Ainsworth is enjoying his quiet life in the Val de Follet—that is, until the local cheese supplier is found dead in one of his own pasteurization tanks…

Running a B&B in the Val de Follet means nothing exciting ever happens to Richard, and really that's the way he likes it. Until scandal erupts in the nearby town of Saint-Sauver, when its famous restaurant is downgraded from three Michelin stars to two. The restaurant is shamed, the town is in shock, and the leading goat cheese supplier drowns himself in one of his own pasteurization tanks.

Or does he?

Valérie d'Orçay, who is staying at the B&B while house-hunting in the area, isn't convinced that it's a suicide. Despite his misgivings, Richard is drawn into Valérie's investigation, and finds himself becoming a major player in solving the crime. After all, the French do take their cheese quite seriously and it's quite clear there's nothing gouda happening in the close-knit, small village that Richard calls home.

About the Author

Ian Moore is a stand-up comedian who regularly headlines at London’s world-famous Comedy Store. Ian lives in rural France and commutes back to the UK every week.

Praise for Death and Fromage: A Novel

"Darkly comic doings in rustic France." — Kirkus

"The pacing is brisk, the jokes are plentiful, and the mystery is complex enough to satisfy diehard whodunit fans. It’s a generous helping of good fun, with authentic Gallic flavor." — Publishers Weekly