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3.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53 (36 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: April 2016 ISBN: 9781436141215
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Best-selling author Diane Mott Davidson has cooked up yet another tantalizing feast of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Dubbed Queen of the Culinary Mystery by her fans, Ms. Davidson adroitly defends her crown with this delectable offering of suspense, spiced with a dash of romance and a pinch of humor. Goldy Bear, Aspen Meadow's caterer extraordinaire, is catering a dinner at the exclusive Elk Park Preparatory School. At the end of the evening, a horrified Goldy discovers the school valedictorian's battered body heaped in the snow. When a series of disturbing pranks leads her to believe that her son might be the next victim, Goldy launches her investigation. Delving into the scandals permeating the halls of academia, she stumbles upon another grisly murder, and another. Forces collide to make this book truly a gourmet experience. Barbara Rosenblat's full-bodied and witty reading, Ms. Mott's deliciously fast-paced plot, and her heroine's recipes for such enticing delights as Sugar Plum Cake and Sweetheart Sandwiches leave the reader satisfied, yet hoping for more. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 2/5/2014

    " Finished this one in a full day! LOL This book was better than the first, but still a bit choppy. Fun to read too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Illyria | 2/4/2014

    " Yay for cross-category. Davidson's book reads like a cross between a cookbook and a murder mystery, a ghastly combination at first glance, maybe, but somehow she made it work. Between mouthwatering descriptions of feasts and the discovery of corpse after corpse, Davidson's protagonist Goldy Bear, a caterer slash single parent divorced from abusive husband slash foster mum slash amateur detective managed, with aplomb and good humor, managed to finally surrender herself to the inevitability that is Schulz, the town's detective, who's also a good cook and a terrific lover. While I find the plot rather contrived and there seems to be an agenda here to slip in suspenseful cliffhanger at almost every end of chapter, the book fast-paced storytelling and the witty dialogs made up for it. A bit of Agatha Christie crossed with Esquivel's "Like Water to Chocolate" with a touch of Alexander McCalls Smith's "Ladies' No. 1 Detective Agency", the book made me want to read more of Goldy's adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly | 1/28/2014

    " I liked that it threw some romance into the story. But, wasn't real happy with the mystery part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danelle | 1/26/2014

    " I have read almost all of Dian Mott Davidson's books and I have enjoyed all of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 1/24/2014

    " Ok....I am interested. The protagonist is someone I like. "

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

    " Another good read. I was in shock of who did it because i didn't cach on and usually im good a figureing it out. I enjoyed reading the book. One of these days im going to try out one of the recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/13/2014

    " All of her books are light easy reads with lots of great recipes inside. Great when you just want a nice relaxing book to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/12/2013

    " Goldy Bear, caterer, is catering an event at an exclusive prep school when the school's valedictorian is murdered. As pranks and additional murders occur, who and why are these things happening. A good read (although by audio). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/10/2013

    " Love Goldy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Bramel | 11/29/2013

    " My favorite of the lot "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 11/26/2013

    " This book dragged for me and although I wanted to like Goldie, it just never took off for me. It may be that I could not relate to her as a middle aged mom running a catering business. Not a winner here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindie Reilly | 11/16/2013

    " Love Goldy and Diane! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 11/14/2013

    " Great cozy mystery with humor and recipes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jody | 8/4/2013

    " Light hearted and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helga | 5/13/2013

    " I started the series out of order, but Davidson made it easy to get up to speed. Very good story, easy to read; but watch out for #4 The Last Suppers: lots of time spent on describing the Episcopalian faith and bogs it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brendygirl | 4/26/2013

    " I think this was a slower one, with less believability than the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen8998 | 2/13/2013

    " The mysteries continue to be wildly unlikely as does the main character's involvement in this uneven but entertaining series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 12/29/2012

    " I've read 2 Goldy mysteries now and can say they are fluffy and light with no mental stimulation whatsoever. Having said that I'm reading them as I am recuperating from surgery so they are perfect for me right now! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan Moon | 11/26/2012

    " Well, what did I expect? It was a typical murder mystery with a predictable ending.... But I listened to it as a book on tape so my negative judgement might be slightly based on the person doing the narrative... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ragan | 10/23/2012

    " Thses books are usually clean, but this one does have some swearing in it. I guess because the plot revolves around teenagers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karie | 6/25/2012

    " Starting to get Goldy overload.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 5/24/2012

    " This was a nice, easy read. And, it was set in a ficticious mountain town in Denver...and even mentioned Lakewood, so it made it entertaining since it was so close to home. Otherwise, the story was the same...set up the characters thru most of the book, a few murders and then the results in 2 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marnie Cushing | 5/18/2012

    " This was a cute story. I think I will try to read more of her books. I like the food wrapped within the storyline! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle | 5/1/2012

    " loved this book. really keeps your interest from almost the very first page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 3/17/2012

    " This was a pretty good read. It had a good pace and the story was more realistic. The end seemed to drag on and on. Glad to have read it. "

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

    " Another fun, light read plus the recipes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 6/13/2011

    " I've read several of Goldy's murder-mystery books and I always try to figure out who did it, I'm always close, but I don't remember if I've been right, the end is always a good one. Thanks to these books I know I would never be in catering, seems like way too much work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skeeter | 5/15/2011

    " I like Diane Mott Davidson, have read several of her books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 3/20/2011

    " Pretty much the same story. I figured out the murderer about 2/3 the way through. A very nice diversion to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/17/2011

    " Another enjoyable book in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/2/2011

    " Read all but the last few pages. Maybe I'll get back to it someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 11/28/2010

    " Great book. This was my first culinary mystery and it was refreshing to have a story line other than romance for a change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlene | 10/12/2010

    " Fun book - well written. Story of a women caterer in Colorado. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 9/20/2010

    " Reread this book, a bit more suspenseful and more murders than most her other books (at least 4 people die) and some references to sex. Otherwise even though I'd read it before, I couldn't remember the ending and it did not seem expected who it ended up being.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 8/19/2010

    " This was a pretty good read. It had a good pace and the story was more realistic. The end seemed to drag on and on. Glad to have read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 7/21/2010

    " I’m back to the quick culinary mystery books. I like the blend of recipes with murder story lines (unbelievable but fun). Easy and quick 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-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.