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Angie Turner hopes her new farm-to-table restaurant can be a fresh start in her old hometown in rural Idaho. But when a goat dairy farmer is murdered, Angie must turn the tables on a bleating black sheep....

With three weeks until opening night for their restaurant, the County Seat, Angie and her best friend and business partner Felicia are scrambling to line up local vendors - from the farmer's market to the goat dairy farm of Old Man Moss. Fortunately, the cantankerous Moss takes a shine to Angie, as does his kid goat Precious. So when Angie hears the bloodcurdling news of foul play at the dairy farm, she jumps in to mind the man's livestock and help solve the murder.

One thing's for sure, there's no whey Angie's going to let some killer get her goat....

©2018 Lynn Cahoon (P)2018 Tantor

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Instance Fan

This was my first Lynn Cahoon book and I loved it. Great characters, well developed setting, and well paced. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Goats and murder -- interesting combo

I enjoy Lynn Cahoo's books because they're fluffy enough that I don't have to give my full attention but have enough meat on the bones to make it interesting and just that tad of romance to give some spice to the mixture. This book was recipe made and hit the spot. However, I think I missed something, because when I zoned back in, the characters were talking about taking care of the kids. In a book with goats as the centerpiece, I question the use of that word relating to anything but baby goats. Needless to say, I was confused for a bit until I (virtually) rolled the narration back to where I must have fallen asleep. All in all, Cahoon's latest offering gets a five star because it does what any cozy mystery is supposed to do -- entertains without offense.

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Story ok, performance like listening to a GPS speaking

Story ok, performance like listening to a GPS speaking

I have enjoyed this author’s previous work. The choice of the narrator was very poor. The reading was wooden, like listening to an untrained person reading the news, or like listening to my GPS voice program reading a book. Not a performance, simply someone reading a story with an odd cadence.

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Enjoyable First Book of the Series

At first, I had a hard time getting past the narrator because it felt like she spoke so fast. I even slowed the speed to .75, but it was a bit annoying. I almost was going to stop and return the book but I was really interested in how the story would play out since I grew up with goats and other animals on a small farm. I eventually got used to the narrator’s way is speaking and she did the other voices well. The villain in the story was obvious from the beginning and what twists there were in the story were very mild or flat but over all it ended being an enjoyable story. I plan to get the next book.

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Nice mystery but not as deep as others by Cahoon

Angie and Felicia, having had to close their restaurant in San Francisco, have moved to River Vista, Idaho, where Angie lived in high school with her grandmother after the death of her parents in Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon. The pair plan to open a new restaurant, County Seat, that features farm-to-fork cooking. As Angie goes to the farmer's market to see about getting food from the local growers, she encounters the man who seems to lead the local cooperative, Ian McNeil, a good-looking Scottish man with whom Angie clearly has romantic sparks. She also meets Gerald Moss, known to be a cantankerous goat farmer who specializes in goat cheese. Gerald invites Angie to visit his farm, where she meets Precious, the baby goat. So it is with shock that Angie learns the next day that Gerald has fallen off the cliff, and it was no accident.

As Angie and Felicia work to prepare opening their new restaurant, Angie can't help but get involved in the mystery. While visiting the trail at Gerald's farm, she comes upon Precious and ends up taking her home, adding a goat to her menagerie of a Saint Bernard puppy and a chicken who really rules the house. Angie makes a tour of the community as she seeks out both farm produce and hints to the murder.

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? was a fun book with a creative setting. It was pretty straightforward, not having all the many strands of plot which come to blend together that we see in Cahoon's Cat Latimer series. Most cozies have a cat or dog, but this is the first I've read that has a pet goat, and we come to really appreciate Precious.

I was a bit disappointed in the characters of this book. Characters generally drive cozy mysteries, so their quality is important for us. We need either to fall in love with them or to love to hate them. But few characters stood out distinctively. Even Felicia doesn't make much of an impression on the reader.

Randye Kaye performs the audio edition of this book and does an excellent job. I liked her overall performance, as well as the way she tried to make the flat characters more notable. Her timing and inflections add to the overall strength of the performance.

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? was a fun read and a good way to keep me distracted from the pain of my migraine. I had fun with the plot, and though disappointed with the characters I still had a good time listening to this book. I give it four stars.

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duh

loved it especially the recipe at the end of the book but I dont like this have to write 15 words

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Good story, not good narrator

Really liked the story. Loved the setting, characters, animals, and food descriptions. The narrator, however, sounds pretty stiff, talked too fast, and didn't do voices (especially accents) well at all! I'm hoping the next book is read by someone else.

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A wonderful book

Love the storyline and the characters. Can't wait to start the next book. I love this book.

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  • Marco
  • Beaufort, SC, United States
  • 05-31-18

so nice

I enjoyed all aspects of this book, pleasant surprise I will look for more of this series.

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Great start to a new series

Lynn Cahoon has crafted an enjoyable book/audiobook with well rounded characters. Randy’s Kaye gave a good performance bringing it all to life.