Avery Aames is the pseudonym of Daryl Wood Gerber. She writes A Cheese Shop Mystery Series. The first, The Long Quiche Goodbye, won the Agatha Award for best first novel. Other titles in the series are Lost and Fondue and Clobbered by Camembert. She co-starred on the popular series, Murder, She Wrote and Matlock under her real Daryl Wood Gerber.