Edward Trencom has always lived an unremarkable life. He is the owner of Trencom’s cheese shop in London, and is married to the feisty Elizabeth. The only thing that makes Edward stand out from the crowd is his very unusual nose. Not only is it unusual in shape, but it is also extremely sensitive to all sorts of smells.
Edward’s life of normalcy soon appears under threat however, when he realises that he is being followed, and also unearths documentation relating to his family history. As Edward investigates the Trencoms who came before him, he realises that the last nine generations of his family have come to a sticky end, and it looks like he might be about to do so as well.
This book has a lot of mystery, mixed in with some eccentric comedy, and while unlikely to be very memorable in the long term, it is certainly an amusing and enjoyable read.
The characters are funny and quirky, and while I didn’t find myself caring about them particularly deeply, I was eager to read on and find out what happened throughout the story.
I would definitely read more by this author. (One word of warning – if you like eating cheese, this book might make you crave some!)