Using the pen name Avery Aames, Daryl Wood Gerber writes the best-selling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring Charlotte Bessette. Charlotte is a cheese shop owner in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio, who cares about family above all else. The first book in the series, The Long Quiche Goodbye (Berkley), won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
Gerber also writes the Cookbook
Nook Mystery series
which will debut in July 2013. The protagonist, Jenna
Hart, is a cookbook store owner on the California coast
who is also an avid reader and an admitted foodie. The
first title in this new series is Final
Daryl has also written short stories and screenplays
and has appeared on “Murder, She Wrote,” in
addition to commercials and other TV shows.