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3.00157604412924 out of 53.00157604412924 out of 53.00157604412924 out of 53.00157604412924 out of 53.00157604412924 out of 5 3.00 (2,538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Mott Davidson Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780062027504
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“A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”
Baltimore Sun

“The Julia Child of mystery writers.”
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

No one cooks up a tastier stew of murder, mystery, and mayhem than New York Times bestselling author Diana Mott Davidson. Entertainment Weekly calls her “today’s foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit.” And now it’s Crunch Time, as Davidson’s delightful series protagonist, caterer and amateur sleuth-extraordinaire Goldy Schulz, digs into a deadly smorgasbord that includes a heaping helping of murder, a double dose of arson…and nine adorable beagle puppies!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Terrific.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Enjoyable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans who relished Davidson’s previous culinary mysteries will assuredly eat up this newest one, too.”

    Booklist

  • “Davidson’s fans will not be disappointed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 9/26/2017

    " Another great book and with all the friends and family she has. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 7/31/2016

    " Story line great loved the recipes love the way the two catering and mystery blended well together "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2014

    " A good 3.5 star summer guilty pleasure read. Perfect to to start and finish while on vacation! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/14/2014

    " I think it is time for Goldy to retire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Brzeski | 2/13/2014

    " I always enjoy her books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 2/11/2014

    " I was in the mood for another Goldy Catering mystery and it was like visiting with an old friend. I love to cook so I always like to get an idea or a new recipe when cooking and Crunch Time delivered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joslins | 2/10/2014

    " This book was a good addition to the series, better than the last one. I don't know how Goldy has survived this long, with all the scrapes and near death experiences she has, but I'm glad she is still going strong. There is an interesting twist added to this book and I'll be waiting to see, in future books in the series, how it works out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/8/2014

    " Another fun Goldy Schultz story. She definitely manages to get herself in trouble. You'd think she'd learn but, then, the books would lose their charm! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Reilly | 1/25/2014

    " Great Book. A little different in the others. Some unexpected twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jami | 1/23/2014

    " Once again, an average book from an average author. The narrator actually made me like Goldy the caterer less than I normally do. The story was far more convoluted than it needed to be, and it seems the only conclusion that satisfies the author is to kill all of the bad guys instead of putting them behind bars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/20/2014

    " I love all the goldy Bear books. The recipes aren't bad either! Be prepared to get hungry reading this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/17/2014

    " I always enjoy her mysteries as they unfold through Goldy the caterer. Funny, quirky. Love the description of the setting in Colorado. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/26/2013

    " Another great Goldy mystery. Fun and quick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/26/2013

    " Aspen Meadow's favorite chef/detective Goldie Schultz is again creating great food and solving a series of murders that arises from her relationship with ex-pat cuban culinarians Yolanda and Ferdinanda...the usual cast of characters lead to another decent read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 12/24/2013

    " Gotta' love Goldy's sleuthing talents AND her delicious recipes all expertly whisked together! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cecilia Morelli | 12/6/2013

    " Two words: Don't bother. So boring, I forgot what the great mystery was supposed to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agnes | 11/28/2013

    " Goldy just doesn't learn to kep her nose outof other's business. She gets herself, asnd otheres , into some predicaments, as usual. Good thing she has such a fine husband in Tom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Lampton | 11/28/2013

    " I love reading about Goldy and the adventures she gets herself into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 5/23/2013

    " Guilty pleasure.Thoroughly enjoyed this as much as the earlier books by DMD. A bit disappointed that the recipes were not as central to the story...but that is minor given the fun of reading the series. "

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

    " Recipes are always good, but this story seemed to drag out just a little too long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 T | 10/20/2012

    " moderate to lots of swearing. not a series I'm going to continue "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Robertson | 9/24/2012

    " This just had too many characters and the plot was too complicated to follow. However, I did make the salad dressing (Love Potion) and it was awesome. I meant to copy the pork recipe and forgot before I mailed the book on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea | 9/11/2012

    " Slow, overly complicated. Goldy really crossed the line, legally. Not enough of Marla or Arch, though Arch is 16 now and not around very much. Overall, it was meh "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 8/31/2012

    " This book was a good addition to the series. The mystery was a little convoluted, but it was still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 7/31/2012

    " Another fun, light book of the adventures of Goldie Schultz, caterer and detective. I love listening to Barbara Rosenblatt tell these tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Stoner | 7/27/2012

    " I found it way too long. The protagonist's constant mental questions became exhausting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Kass | 1/1/2012

    " I love these characters, and I sometimes even like her recipes. Always surprised how Goldy's husband, the cop, tells her so much about the crimes he's investigating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy Friewer | 11/2/2011

    " can't wait for the next book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda at MyShelf | 9/24/2011

    " Enjoyed catching up on the characters. Great Mystery. Excellent narration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 9/1/2011

    " A fun mystery with delicious recipes "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 8/7/2011

    " I don't know if Davidson has changed or if I have...but, I just couldn't get into it. This is the first in the series I didn't finish. Disappointing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline Ingvaldsen | 7/17/2011

    " Disappointing most recent entry in long-running series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/18/2011

    " Good mystery, including recipes, which of course, I can't use. It's astonishing how much butter she cooks with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/15/2011

    " I really enjoy the Goldy Bear catering series! Goldy gets into and out off more scrapes than any other person should be allowed to. It's amazing that she has time to do her catering business at all. A fun series and there are the great recipes at the end! Just reading them makes me gain weight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cyndi | 5/12/2011

    " not as good as some of her other ones in the series. It was a little slow moving. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 5/12/2011

    " One of the mystery writers I follow. This one was good, as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeny | 5/11/2011

    " Always love these light-hearted mysteries especially because Goldy, the heroine, is a caterer and there are always recipes at the end of the book for any dish she mentions in the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charmaine | 5/9/2011

    " Parts were interesting. Way too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/9/2011

    " Light Fiction/Mystery. Met the author at TLA and her insight into research for the book added to my enjoyment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 5/8/2011

    " Listening to the audio version "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie in KS | 5/7/2011

    " I really wish I could say something nice about this book because I used to love this series. But when you can't stand any of the characters, it just makes the story seem worse. I think it's time to let Goldy retire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/6/2011

    " Disappointing most recent entry in long-running series. "

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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-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.