Cheddar Late Than Dead – ARC Book Review

Cheddar Late Than Dead by Linda Reilly

Date published:- will be published on 31st January 2023

No. of pages:- 28o pages

Publisher:- Poisoned Pen Press

Genre:- Cozy Mysteries


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating of the book:- 5/5

The next in a delicious new culinary cozy series featuring a grilled cheese eatery owner who must solve murders in her small town before someone is cheddar off dead

Winter in Balsam Dell is a snowy affair, and to add in some cheer after the holidays Carly’s former classmate Klarissa Taddeo is hosting her extravagant bridal shower at the historic Balsam Dell inn. That is, until a double-booking throws some mold in the cheese and leaves Klarissa scrambling. With the venue moved to the maid of honor’s family mansion and Carly rinding to create a new delicious treat it seems the group is going to pull off the shower without a hitch.

That is, until a rowdy band of groomsmen crashes the event. Klarissa is furious with her groom-to-be and when a loud argument ensues, everyone is shocked by what they hear. When the groom is later found dead at the bottom of the stairs, his drink spiked with a hefty dose of poison, Carly must put her nose to the rind and save Klarissa from being suspect #1.

Because you know what they say: it’s always the (almost) wife.

So this is the third book of the Grilled Cheese mysteries, set in the small town of Vermont and Carly going on her way to solve a mystery.

The story starts with Klarissa Taddeo, who is getting married and has arranged her bridal shower at an exquisite inn. But the two bookings at the inn prevented Klarissa to have her shower that in the end, the shower was held at Dawn’s house with Carly catering the shower. However, it soon turned a crime scene when Klarissa’s fiance, Tony was found dead, poisoned. There are so many suspects lined up for Tony’s death–Tony’s stepmother who people believed married Tony’s father for money and many more. Carly must find the real culprit.

I actually enjoyed reading this book and always loved the series. I do like the strained relationships between the supporting characters, which makes it wonder if one of those characters may have been responsible for what happened to Tony. I also enjoyed reading the recipes at the back of the book. Carly has become one of my favorite characters in the book and I cannot wait to read the next book of the Grilled cheese mysteries!

Overall,, this book worth five stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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