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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (42 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 2009 ISBN: 9780061805554
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Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla—and murder—in another delectable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot.

It’s been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It’s bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, wants to move the ceremony to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiancé. Then Doc Finn, best friend of Goldy’s godfather Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of research he was doing at the spa—allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked.

So Goldy dons chef’s whites and goes undercover at the spa. Add in the obstreperous owner, who years ago tried to sabotage Goldy’s fledgling business, and she’s got her hands full.

Above all, there seems to be a clever killer on the spa grounds, watching her every move. After what befell Jack, Goldy knows that she might be next. Catering weddings and cooking low-fat food could be killing her—literally.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Goldy Schulz’ frustration with her wacky, often annoying clients goes over the top at times in this light and funny…novel. Can people really be that dumb?…The character caricatures provide good comic relief.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Another winning entry in Davidson’s mouthwatering series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Barbara Rosenblat’s high-quality performance of Davidson’s mystery…is a delightful listening experience. Rosenblat finds appropriate voices for the broadly drawn characters of heroine Goldy; her lovable husband, Tom, a homicide detective; her best friend, Marla; and a ‘bridezilla’ named Billie…Series fans will enjoy the productions’ lighthearted and funny moments.”

    AudioFile

  • “Davidson yet again concocts another excellent recipe-stuffed mystery. The familiar characters, good pacing, and puzzling mystery will make cozy fans hungry for more.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2010 Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kay | 2/16/2014

    " The recipes in the early books were great, but no more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/13/2014

    " This was a pretty simple "who dunnit" mystery with no big surprises. While I was entertained, I don't think I will read another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Contessa Kris | 2/6/2014

    " I really liked this most recent book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donura | 2/2/2014

    " If you are a follower of Goldie Schulz, caterer extraordinaire, you will not be disappointed with # 15 in the series. I had read several of the early books in the series although, I must say that I that I realized I had fallen quite behind in the series when I saw this was #15.. I listened to this as an audiobook, and had read all the others. I have to first say the reader, Barbara Rosenblat, is a jewel. She does wonderful contrasting voices for all the characters. This is a series of mysteries that fall in what I would call cozy mysteries and yet Ms. Davidson still does a great job of holding your interest and keeping you guessing until the end. In this addition, Goldie has two weddings to cater and neither turn out as festive events. Along the way there are two murders, and Goldie must figure out if they are connected and who the culprit or culprits are without becoming the next victim. I always enjoy the recipes that accompany the book and that is the one thing that I missed about the audio version. I guess I will have to check a copy out from the library to copy some of the recipes that appealed to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie C | 1/30/2014

    " I love Goldy- it makes me want to break out the pans and do some cooking- she makes it seem so easy. And she solves the murder- wow what a woman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/25/2014

    " Delicious! Here's another book about Goldie the caterer whose theme is "where everything is just right." Again she is embroiled in another mystery. It is as always very amusing with some recipes thrown in (mostly that sound great but are much too high in calories.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 1/23/2014

    " I like this series and I wouldn't miss the new one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Boyanton | 1/19/2014

    " Loved it. All her books are fun reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Whitwam | 1/18/2014

    " Davidson's Goldy series is solid. You always know you're going to get a tight, well-written story with good characters, ongoing development, and a plot that is intricate without being too convoluted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/11/2014

    " The characters and plot were entertaining. I will look forward to reading more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 12/16/2013

    " Fun and light with good recipes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/27/2013

    " I remember reading several of Davidson's earlier books years ago and enjoying them, but this was "meh". There was some mild language that wasn't in her earlier books and the writing didn't seem "fresh" - the best way I can explain it. I debated whether or not even finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joslins | 8/5/2013

    " Kind of disappointing and predictable, not one of the better ones in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwolfe824 | 7/31/2013

    " This book was pretty good. Nothing spectacular but a pretty good easy/beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 7/3/2013

    " I think we can all agree that Davidson isn't going to win any literary awards, but her books are light and entertaining, with good recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 5/5/2013

    " Interesting but the plot seems forced. I was surprised by the ending which is why i give it three stars, but i am not sure i would read more books in the series. I was not anxiously waiting to see what would happen next. i could easily put the book down and not wonder what would happen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 4/15/2013

    " i've read her books before. My new book club was reading books by her so I chose this one. It's like her others. No complaints. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 2/23/2013

    " This author seems to get better and better. Recipes not generally good for healthy hearts, however. This case involves weddings, a doctor, a health farm, and her godfather. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 11/2/2012

    " good read - she is pretty cute "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Day | 9/15/2012

    " Ok ! Ok ! I'm guilty ! I like Diane Mott Davidson ! She writes; I read ! I have no defense ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Currier | 6/29/2012

    " A good continuation in the Goldy series, light reading but entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 4/4/2012

    " I love how the recipes are in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/6/2012

    " It seems like I've been reading Goldy mysteries forever, and they never get old!! I love the recipes that are included, too - bonus! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 1/5/2012

    " Fast read- super light- I used to read her a lot in highschool, thought since I have very little brain these days it would be a quick easy read. And it was. I love how she puts recipes in the book! I know so cheesy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nola | 7/1/2011

    " good book,full of culinary delight! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Amadori | 6/14/2011

    " I need a break from these books. Goldie's poor choices are getting annoying. Tom is too patient with her. I still like the cullinary theme, though, and the mysteries are fine. More Tom, More Julian next time, please! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/17/2011

    " I love how the recipes are in the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The | 5/15/2011

    " Liked the idea of a culinary mystery but was disappointed on how predictable and boring it was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 5/10/2011

    " I really liked her other books I have read. This one was a disappointment. Too forced and obvious. Too much whining and too many tangents unrelated to the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimmie | 5/3/2011

    " I really love this series but this wasn't one of her best. I found the Bridezilla to be so annoying I had trouble finishing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/9/2011

    " These are fluffy fun, especially on audio. I've skipped around a bit: apparently this is the last (or latest?) in the series. The bridezilla angle was a little played out by the end, but it's always fun to watch a fictional disaster, especially if it involves cake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/4/2011

    " Another good addition to the series, with lots of yummy recipes, as always! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 3/17/2011

    " A good, mindless read with a predictable twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 3/5/2011

    " Very fun, quick and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gay | 2/25/2011

    " As always, Davidson kept the pages flying by for me. Good light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/21/2011

    " I listened to this as audio book. I had trouble getting beyond Bridezilla. Turned it off once and later listened to it while I drove to and from work. Liked the resolution, but story a bit drawn out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 2/19/2011

    " After reading all the Goldie Schulz books, I am getting tired of her incessant whining and lack of self-esteem. She needs counseling. I continue to buy the books, however, because I love the recipes. So far they have all been winners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryann | 2/16/2011

    " Not one of Davidson's best, but lovely to spend an evening with old fried Goldie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/14/2011

    " The books in this series are always fun reads. I must admit though, I miss the Jerk. Kinda wish Davidson never bumped off Goldy's ex-husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/9/2011

    " B; A fun story about a wedding planner/caterer who finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She's married to a cop. I'd check out others in the series.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/26/2011

    " this series is always fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 1/21/2011

    " Latest in the series is rather tired and lacklustre. "

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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.