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September 12, 2023

Case of the Bleus by Korina Moss ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Willia is excited to show off her new cheese shop to her former co-workers who are in town for the Northwest Cheese Invitation. It's not all fun and games though as they are also there to honor their late boss Max and hear the reading of the will. Most of all, they hope to discover the secret to his famous Church Bleu cheese. Max was known for puzzles and secrecy - what he expected would be a fun game turns deadly.

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book cover of cozy mystery novel Case of the Bleus by Korina Moss
September 2023; Minotaur Books; 978-1250893895
ebook, print (320 pages); cozy mystery

Case of the Bleus
is the fourth book in Korina Moss's Cheese Shop Mysteries series. I haven't read the previous books in the series, but it doesn't make any difference. I enjoyed it and didn't feel any confusion as to who was who. 

I'm always on the lookout for new cozy mysteries and I couldn't pass this one up. It was a quick, engaging read.

There is a good deal of descriptive details that bogged the story down some. I like cheese, but some of the descriptions were too much. While I love eating cheese, I don't like to think about how it is made - the mold that grows during the aging process kind of makes me feel sick. I also wondered if Willa describes her shop in such detail in each of the previous books, which would annoy me if I had been following the series. I appreciated it as a newcomer to the series, but it seemed overly detailed for book 4.

I enjoyed the riddles and clues for discovering the secret to Max's Church Bleu. They aren't too difficult to solve. I figured on that a book played a part in the mystery before there was a death or the clue from the will was revealed.  The game was fun, but I was disheartened that his game resulted in the death of someone. 

I liked Willa and the rest of the characters. She reminds me a little of Hannah Swansen from Joann Fluke's series.

I don't feel a need to go back and catch up on the earlier books in the series, but I would be open to reading future books.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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