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Author: Diane Mott Davidson Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries Release Date: July 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781436141246

Publisher Description

Bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson changed the mystery novel forever with her culinary crime series. Filled with heart-stopping suspense, garnished with mouth-watering gourmet dishes, and sprinkled with wry humor, these delicious cases have captivated readers from coast to coast. In Dying for Chocolate, intrepid caterer Goldy Bear has moved to the posh Aspen Meadows Country Club, where her tasty concoctions are a hit with the wealthy residents. But when her boyfriend, a local analyst, perishes in a car accident, Goldy suspects that his death has all the ingredients of a homicide. If you have an appetite for murder as the main course, you will relish every word of Goldy’s perilous adventure. Veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblat brilliantly conveys all the intelligence, wit and energy of this irrepressible mistress of menus.

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Quotes

  • “In this perky mystery complete with toothsome hi-cal recipes, Davidson Catering to Nobody brings back Goldy Bear, the cherubic culinary sleuth with Shirley Temple curls.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Aspen caterer Goldy Bear Catering to Nobody is horrified when her new beau, psychologist Philip Miller, suddenly begins driving erratically, crashes, and dies, while she, right behind in her own car, is helpless. Is there any way in which his death might have been caused by a patient? Among his appointments last week were munitions stockpiler General Farquhar and his wife Adele, who accompanied teenager Julian, their boarder and charity student; and the day before Philip died, he had had lunch with Weezie Harrington, who, to Goldy’s surprise, was supposed to be his lover. Did Weezie’s lecherous husband kill him? If so, then who dispatched him later on in the week?”

    - Kirkus Reviews

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " After reading a book from this series last year & posting a negative review, I was urged to read another in the series by a friend who said that the earlier books were better than the later ones of the series. This is not true. This book was worse (if that is even possible) than the book that I read last year. The characters in the series are awful one-dimensional people & the plot is just boring and far fetched. "

    - Diana, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " # 2 in the Goldy Bear Colorado caterer mystery series. This mystery is a bit convoluted and it takes a while for the various plot lines to come together. As usual in this series, Goldy finds herself involved in murder and harassment by her abusive exhusband. However, this one has a few more story lines thrown in as well. A somewhat distracting plot element in the early novels of the series, is Goldy's struggle with dealing her young son who can be a pain in the butt as well as Goldy's attempts to appease him while feeling like an inadequate mother. "

    - George, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun, light mystery with great recipes inside! "

    - Jana, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Maybe because I started with this book and not the first in the series, I wasn't totally enthralled. I liked the story, I liked that the book contained recipes. I wasn't sure I totally understood the characters. Something in the narrative style leaves me questioning why certain characters behave in certain ways. I'm not left with a sense of mystery about them, but rather with a sense of discord, as if what the characters do and say does not jive with how they're being described. Despite this, I'll definitely read more of the series, if only to keep up with some of the very yummy-sounding recipes. :) "

    - meghan, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this series now on to book three "

    - Christi, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorites in the series. "

    - Kathee, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i am trying to read all of her books. i just can't get enough. "

    - Rochelle, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fabulous beginning and ending! Do not care for the subplot of the abusive ex-husband. "

    - Pat, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Again, re-reading. "

    - Amy, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I always enjoy these books. They are a light read but keep me interested. "

    - Kelly, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a true mystery. I had no idea who the bad guy was until the book told me. I may need to read again to see if there were clues I missed along the way. What a change of pace for me. The recipes were okay, but not really anything that I would make. "

    - Jodi, 12/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Light hearted murder mystery that involves some interesting food choices. I listened to it in the car and enjoyed it immensely. "

    - Pam, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like these. Caterer and mom main character is mostly strong with a few weaknesses that she knows about. Fun. "

    - April, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Second of this American "cosy" series. Somehow the flow of the language jarred with me and what was supposed to be a quick read actually left me needing to re-read sentences to understand. Gave up "

    - Windy, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These mysteries feature a caterer as the amateur sleuth. I'll definitely read more - recipes are included, plus they are quick reads. "

    - Jenny, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " There are at least a couple of good recipes in the book. "

    - Lonnye, 10/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun premise...mystery and yummy food combined! "

    - Collette, 8/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is a typical Goldie Bear Catering mystery - light enough for a lazy afternoon but entertaining enough to keep you reading. I particularly like that the 2 ex-wives have become such close friends! "

    - Maria, 3/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book. I have read all but 2 from the series and read them entirely out of order. It was nice to learn how the character of Julian joins the family. "

    - Colleen, 8/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Chocolate and murder; what more could one want? "

    - Lady, 6/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun. Quick read. Good recipes. "

    - Mary, 6/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Now this is how to write a mystery novel. Goldy comes off as much more likeable this time around and the action is much more jam-packed in this book. Great second try! "

    - Brandon, 5/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " the title hooked me, the story and the recipes keep me looking for more. "

    - Meghansweet51, 12/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good story and characters! "

    - Annette, 12/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Listened to in the car. Can't stand the narrator's voice. Book is prety bad compared to the first one in the series. "

    - Patti, 10/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Book was good, but the recipes were great. "

    - Roxann, 9/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Loved the narrator, liked the book. "

    - Jenny, 8/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was the first Diane Mott Davidson book that I read. Her writing style has a smooth, easy flow to it. This is a cozy murder mystery, so there is no harsh violence or language. I like that. I have read all the books in the series now and she continues to be one of my favorite authors. "

    - Robin, 6/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I got this book free as I walked onto an international flight to France. Agreeing with other reviewers-- these are simple, punny books, orchestrated at a C+ level. However, they're mindless fun, and sometimes, that's all I need. And these hit the spot for me. "

    - Liisa, 6/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Characters continue to be likeable,with some unexpected twists "

    - Cyndi, 6/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A quick and easy 'cozy' mystery. It was fun, because she includes recipes at the end of the chapters. "

    - Debbie, 6/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved the narrator, liked the book. "

    - Jenny, 5/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really really liked it. A bit romance, a bit culinary...with recipes...and a bit of mystery. A nice easy read. I will read more of her books; this was my first. "

    - Hubjeanne, 5/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Nothing like a good mystery that involves cooking and being in the wrong place at the right times. I love Goldy and can actually identify with her. Besides some of the recipes included are really good. "

    - Elizabeth, 4/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another very solid mystery featuring Goldy the caterer. In this one, she meets Julian Teller, we find out that Marla really is Julian's aunt (thought it was just a ruse in one of the later entries, and Tom Schultz proposes. "

    - Lis, 3/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It seemed to go on and on without much happening and then it all ran together in the end. The murder seemed far fetched, especially when the entire plot was exposed. Didn't really enjoy the characters, a little flat. "

    - Miriam, 2/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun, light mystery with great recipes inside! "

    - Jana, 2/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good mystery. Fast read and the pace kept the tension high and the story moving along. "

    - Angie, 1/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Light hearted murder mystery that involves some interesting food choices. I listened to it in the car and enjoyed it immensely. "

    - Pam, 1/24/2011

About the Author

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