Who Moved My Goat Cheese? is the 1st book in the ‘Farm-to-Fork Mystery’ series written by Lynn Cahoon. The book was published a few years ago, but I finished another series by the author and wanted to start another one of her works. I have already ordered the 2nd one and plan to continue with the 3rd, as the 4th (and latest) will be published in December for New Year’s Eve.
I love food. I enjoy working farms. I like reading about murders (just reading, thank you). It sounded like a solid theme. Angie and her bestie have returned to Idaho from California. Angie’s grandmother recently passed away, and she wanted to start a new life. They’ve opened a new restaurant, which may struggle in the rural town… but Angie believes she can draw in a larger crowd from surrounding towns. In her first few days, she argues with some of the local commerce folks, inherits a goat, and learns her neighbor has been murdered. He was going to sell her the cheese she needed for her restaurant, and he also had a strong tie to her grandmother. Angie must investigate his death.
During the course, she meets the strict but understanding sheriff, a local businessman who knows about farming, an elderly neighbor and her granddaughter, a new vet for her St. Bernard puppy, several restaurant workers, and a couple of townies who work in real estate, government, and farm businesses. Which one of them had it out for the old cheesemonger? And were there really buried secrets on his property? Angie tries to find out while opening her new restaurant, and of course, she walks right into the killer’s hands. Luckily, she escapes… but I’m confident she’ll be at it again soon. And I’m glad about it, because I enjoyed this series debut a lot.
Overall, it’s a solid cozy that sets up several important relationships. I felt it lacked a little clarity on why the killer murdered someone. It was explained but too quickly. It also left a few open questions about why we’d never heard of the connection beforehand, nor had we understand what buried treasure really did exist. We do learn who inherits the guy’s farm, so perhaps that’s a topic for a future book. I like Ian, the possible boyfriend, although the new sous chef might have a chance. Felicia, the bestie, is fun but seems a little wacky. The goat, dog, and hen are must-keeps… lots of laughs. Looking forward to more in the series.
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