Korina Moss

Cozy Mystery Author
Cheese Shop Mystery Series




Cheddar off Dead

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Cheesemonger Willa Bauer is proving that sweet dreams are made of cheese. She’s opened her very own French-inspired cheese shop, Curds & Whey, in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. The small town of Yarrow Glen is Willa's fresh start, and she's determined to make it a success – starting with a visit from the local food critic. What Willa didn’t know is that this guy never gives a good review, and when he shows up nothing goes according to plan. She doesn’t think the night can get any worse... until she finds the critic’s dead body, stabbed with one of her shop’s cheese knives. Now a prime suspect, Willa has always believed life’s problems can be solved with cheese, but she’s never tried to apply it to murder…

Things are going from gouda to bad to ugly for cheesemonger Willa Bauer in Gone for Gouda.

Yarrow Glen’s newest cheese shop, Curds & Whey, has a lot on its plate, but cheesemonger Willa Bauer relishes a challenge. There’s a float to build for the fall festival, plus the French-inspired cheese shop is playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston. But when photos surface that prove this vegan influencer is, in fact, a carnivore, things crumble faster than any cheese on the market: Phoebe is murdered. Willa’s employee, the affable Archie, was the last one to see Phoebe alive and the first person the police suspect. To clear his name Willa must uncover who’s been up to no gouda...

Gone for Gouda

Releasing September 27, 2022

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Curds Of Prey

Releasing March 2023

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In Korina Moss's Curds of Prey, murder again comes to Yarrow Glen, and cheesemonger Willa Bauer must be the predator… before she becomes the prey.

Yarrow Glen's favorite cheese shop, Curds & Whey, gets to be a part of the social event of the season: Summer Harrington’s wedding. Cheesemonger Willa Bauer is going all out for the wedding shower’s cheese bar. But the eagle-eyed Harrington family is proving to be a pain in her asiago. A last-minute tasting ends in disaster when one of Willa’s potential beaus, Roman, gets in a fight with the groom. Then the shower arrives, and while there’s anything but love in the air, there is plenty of cheese. Oh, and Roman... again. The day officially ends in disaster when Willa finds the groom—who also happens to be the mayor’s nephew—in the stable, dead as a dodo. At the mayor’s request, Willa must follow the trail of cheese curds to find a killer while continuing to walk a tightrope between two of Sonoma Valley’s most powerful families.


Praise for Cheddar Off Dead

Prepare to be charmed... A thoroughly enjoyable read!

Carolyn Haines

USA TodayBestselling Author of the

Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries

A delightfully relatable cheesemonger, handsome detective, and string of salty suspects, make Cheddar Off Dead a winning start to what is sure to be a deliciously addictive mystery series.

Bree Baker

Author of the

Seaside Cafe mysteries

A fresh, complex mystery with a fabulous heroine.

Cate Conte

Author of the

Cat Cafe mysteries

Moss develops a great sense of community for Willa, filled with some stand-out characters and the potential for at least one love interest. While plenty of cozies have a food or drink focus-from coffee bars to bakeries-Moss does an excellent job of integrating cheese into the story, subtly teaching the reader while pairing cheese with plot developments.This all adds up to a series that readers will be eager to revisit.

Brian Kenney


Former editor of

Library Journal,

School Library Journal.

Co-founder of

First Clue




KORINA MOSS is the author of the Cheese Shop cozy mystery series set in Sonoma Valley. She loves creating quirky characters who live in idyllic small towns. She grew up on a healthy dose of Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie novels, which developed her passion for solving mysteries and eventually writing her own. She lives in a small New England town with its own share of quirky characters.

Korina is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

For the past several years, Korina has been on her own Eat, Pray, Love journey but seems to have stalled at the Eat phase. When not writing or sampling new cheeses (a perk of the job), she can be found with a new favorite cozy, doing jigsaw puzzles, bonding with her sibs, or discovering new travel destinations with her teenage son. She has an affinity (some might say 'addiction') to coffee mugs, loves cats, and can't pass up a new notebook or journal with all those fresh, empty pages.

Korina also enjoys writing short stories. She blogs on Writers Who Kill.




My story On the Boardwalk is one of fifteen stories by various authors in this anthology that combines mysteries with time travel.


My story, Little Miss Cupcake, is one of eight by various authors in this cupcake-themed cozy mystery anthology.



Click images to read my blog posts,  interviews, & reviews or listen to a podcast.

Thursday, Sept 22nd, 7PM
LIVE interview with Tiffany, a.k.a. The Beachbum Bookworm, on Killing Time with Cozies Author Chat. Click on the image to go to her BookTube page.


9/28/22  Willa has a Q&A on Dru's Book Musings' Get to Know You.

9/28/22 Interview on Writers Who Kill 



For any media inquiries, please contact publicist Sarah Haeckel:

Korina is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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