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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Mott Davidson Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781490647647
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Her inventive recipe for mixing first-class suspense and five-star fare has made Diane Mott Davidson a favorite of mystery lovers and a mainstay on major bestseller lists across the country. Now she has prepared another irresistibly tempting tale spiced with mystery and mayhem …

For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isn’t just booming—it’s skyrocketing. But as her friend Marla is constantly warning her, “Success can kill you.” Goldy knows she needs to slow down before she breaks down, and she vows she’ll do it—right after her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall’s Elite Shoppers Club.

It’s the event of the shopping season: the Princess without a Pricetag party for the wealthy shopaholics who drop at least a thousand dollars a week at the mall. Goldy has been hired by charming mall manager Barry Dean to cater the jewel-encrusted affair. But she has hardly begun setting up when she finds herself in the path of a truck that has no intention of stopping until both she and Barry are crushed beneath it. Muddied, bruised, embarrassed, but determined to do her job, Goldy manages to get the party started on time with the help of her trusted assistants Julian Teller and Liz Fury. 

But with the outbreak of an ugly marital spat among the guests, the behavior of Barry’s flighty young girlfriend, and Barry’s own strange actions after the truck incident, the event is—by Goldy’s standards—a catastrophe. And it’s about to get worse. When she goes to pick up her check, she finds an old friend lying dead in a pile of sale shoes—stabbed with one of Goldy’s new knives. Hours later, Julian is the prime suspect in the murder. To prove Julian’s innocence, Goldy must catch the real killer. But to do that, she will have to figure out why the victim was carrying a powerful narcotic. And why was a private investigator called in shortly before the murder? Was the killer connected to a mall renovation project—or the eviction of a disgruntled tenant? Or was the villain the odd lover out in a violent love triangle?

Between whipping up Sweethearts’ Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers’ Hot Crab Dip, and digging up clues, Goldy knows this is going to be one tough case to crack. And her gourmet sleuth’s instinct tells her that the final course will be a real killer.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 2/19/2014

    " This was a light fun mystery although I get a little tired of all the food descriptions. They all sound like they would add 100 pounds to your weight. They are kind of fun though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 June Guymon | 2/13/2014

    " A nice, easy read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mugsymkelly | 2/6/2014

    " Ah, much better! I LOVE these Goldy books, they are so fun and easy to read! If you like mysteries and cooking you'll love them too! They are as addictive as the coffee and chocolate the lovable main character is constantly consuming! The only thing that bugs me is that she is always referring to herself as old and she is younger than me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 1/31/2014

    " I haven't read one of Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy the caterer books for a really long time. This is the eleventh in the series, formally called the Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries. I'm glad I decided to return to the series. As usual, several recipes for dishes or desserts are included-that she uses to cater for clients in the course of the plot. I always find at least one recipe I want to try. Many of the characters I remember are still in play, and Goldy, as usual, needs to solve a murder that she inadvertently comes across. One of the most enjoyable parts about her writing is that she makes the food preparation process, an integral part of the story. You can imagine yourself in her kitchen as she prepares, mixes, bakes or creates whole menus for her clients. She manages to get herself in a variety of scrapes, and uses her brain, ingenuity and sheer willpower to get herself out of trouble and solve the case. A fun, relaxing read. I need to go back and catch up on the books I've missed and then get up to date in the series. Looking forward to trying the Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler recipe! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 1/21/2014

    " Julian, Goldie's informally adopted son/boarder/catering aide is arrested for the murder of shopping mall manager, Barry Dean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Kennedy | 1/19/2014

    " I actually re-read this one. Davidson's books are so entertaining (a murder-solving caterer) and the recipes are so delicious, that it's pure indulgence to read her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 1/18/2014

    " I can't help it: I love the Goldy books. They are quick-moving, enjoyable mysteries. With recipes! Most of them are set in/around Denver (the fictional Aspen Meadow is really Evergreen, where the author lives) and I love that I can visualize many of the places she describes. I've never figured out "whodunit" before Goldy does, and it keeps me coming back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 1/9/2014

    " These books all take place in Colorado, in a mountain-suburb of the Denver area. Since I live in Denver and work in a mountain suburb, I was really distracted by so much of the weather issues, it was hard to enjoy the plot. In April we do not get sub zero weather, and while we do get snow, certainly you would not have a formal event with 10 inches on the ground and NOT have the driveway plowed. On the other hand, perhaps having these inconsistancies with reality was a clever ploy to hide the weak ending where the bad guy was just drawn out of a hat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/8/2014

    " This was another good one by Davidson, however it wasnt as quick of a read as the others in the series. It wasnt as captivation. However a good read, I would definatley recommend this book and series to others that love mysteries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tree | 12/21/2013

    " Meh. Arch is now jerky & Goldy is still a spaz. Tom remains the perfect husband but Julian drinks too much coffee & misjudges a predicament. Stereotypical rich b!tches who shop too much make up the supporting cast. Too much cream in the recipes to make anything usable in a real-life healthy diet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Kelly | 12/14/2013

    " Engaging mysteries, and fun recipes! The only thing I don't like about these books are her relationship with her son, and the fact that characters who are considered "good friends" seem to appear and disappear at random! Otherwise I recommend them, they definitely suck you in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Ann Baer | 12/11/2013

    " I tried to guess who did it, but was drawn away to other suspects. This is the regular style for these books with cooking parties involved and the caterer figuring out who did it instead of the police. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. | 10/13/2013

    " MSJA Book Club selection, May 2008 (the novels of Diane Mott Davidson). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/10/2013

    " This was the first book that I read about Goldy the Caterer. I enjoyed the writng style and humor of this book and the ending left me guessing until the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Petty-stone | 7/8/2013

    " A fun cozy mystery with recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzan | 7/5/2013

    " Three stars for Goldy Schultz! A satisfyingly predictable comfort read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 5/27/2013

    " A lesson for those who drink too much coffee. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debi | 2/19/2013

    " Her books always puts me in the mood to cook. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/23/2013

    " 2 and a half stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 1/4/2013

    " Fun & unique. Easy murder mystery reading but majorly improved because it is filled with fabulous recipes! The main character is a high-end caterer who is an amateur sleuth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 12/13/2012

    " This was an ok story. i didn't get into it all that much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Sharp | 12/2/2012

    " This was the very first Diane Mott Davidson book I ever read and I was hooked on her books straight away :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/6/2012

    " good setting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 4/2/2012

    " Read this in high school, don't remember much about it except that it was just okay. I think I plucked it off a shelf for a last minute "quiet reading" book because I forgot to bring anything else. Not my usual type of book though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckaye | 2/22/2012

    " This mystery was great and was very intense! Definitely a page turner! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 2/11/2012

    " So we go from struggling and every misfortune littered with horrible clients to super successful. How does this happen? And why is it that another friend of Goldy's is dead? This does not bode well for friends of Goldy. The recipes in the book are still nice. Goldy on the other hand, is not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 12/27/2011

    " If I thought Goldy had been in trouble before, she really is in for it this time. She's suspected of murder... of a friend from her college days. And her business is booming, so she can barely make time to solve the crime! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 5/1/2011

    " If I thought Goldy had been in trouble before, she really is in for it this time. She's suspected of murder... of a friend from her college days. And her business is booming, so she can barely make time to solve the crime! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 12/25/2010

    " This was a light fun mystery although I get a little tired of all the food descriptions. They all sound like they would add 100 pounds to your weight. They are kind of fun though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolina | 3/27/2009

    " Just indulging my murder mystery addiction. I really enjoy this series as there are really good recipes that go along with the mystery. A fast and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 3/18/2009

    " Goldie has to deal with son Arch's growing pains, the murder of a mall manager, a new puppy and catering! The usual fluff, fun and recipes from Davidson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 11/30/2008

    " This was another good book in the author's series. I like that the story takes place over a couple of days and then the book is finished. It is a quick and enjoyable read. "

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About the Author
Author Diane Mott Davidson

Diane Mott Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. She wrote three novels before one was accepted for publication—when she was forty-one. She has since written many more mysteries, all featuring Goldy the caterer. In addition, she has written short stories and poetry for various publications. She has won the Anthony Award from Bouchercon and has been nominated for the Agatha, another Anthony, and the Macavity Award. In 1993 she was named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.