Book Club questions page title.

"The Long Quiche Goodbye"

Main Course:

Family is the most important thing in the world to Charlotte.  How did it affect you to find out about Charlotte’s parents?

A theme of the book could be how one moment can change your life and the lives of others forever.  How has this twist of fate affected you personally?  How did it affect Charlotte?

How did you feel about how Charlotte balanced the new elements of her life, job, extended family, and love relationship?  Did you mind that she was a snoop?  Are there any aspects of Charlotte that didn’t ring true?

Tidbits:

Creating a credible villain is one of the writer’s hardest tasks.  Readers want to know the “why”.  Did the reasons for the victim’s murder ring true?  Was the killer a sympathetic character?

Which of the secondary characters was your favorite and why?

Morsels:

Cheese is a major factor of A Cheese Shop mystery series.  Did you find the mentions of cheese satisfying?

Which was your favorite meal?

Will you try the recipes at the back of the book?

Dessert:

As is common in a lot of cozy mysteries nowadays, we also have a romantic element to consider.

While investigating the murder of a prominent citizen in Providence and defending her grandmother, the main protagonist, Charlotte Bessette, finds her romance heating up with the mysterious cheese maker, Jordan Pace. 

What do you think of the romantic chemistry between Charlotte and Jordan?  Do they make an interesting couple, one that you would want to read about in future books? 

An interesting twist is provided when Mystery Woman appears on the scene, and she’s hugging Jordan Pace.  Who did you think she was?  By the end of the book, do you like her?  Does she add mystery to Jordan’s life as well?

On a lighter note, Chief of Police Umberto Urso used to have a crush on Charlotte.  Do you think he still does?  Will they ever date?  How would that relationship be different from the standard female amateur sleuth falling in love with the male detective?

Thanks to each and every one of you for reading
The Long Quiche Goodbye
 and finding the time to discuss it.