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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,043 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Mott Davidson Narrator: Cherry Jones Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553750614
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A chilly reception....

Caterer Goldy Schulz has been hired to host a hockey party. But the proceedings won't be all fun and games. Unfortunately, her client won't be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty serving of revenge.

An ex-husband from hell....

Patricia McCracken is certain that her obstetrician and her penny-pinching HMO are responsible for the loss of her baby. Now she is suing both, and she wants Goldy's advice on coming out on top. For Dr. John Richard Korman, aka the Jerk, is none other than Goldy's abusive ex-husband. Goldy knows all about John Richard's secret life--but even she is shocked when he's arrested for the murder of his latest girlfriend.

A dish best served cold....

As much as Goldy would like to see her ex get his just desserts, could he really be a killer? Soon she will find herself sifting through a spicy mix of sizzling gossip for clues to a mystery that threatens her catering deadline, her relationship with her son and new husband... and even her life.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Diane Mott Davidson has found the recipe for bestsellers. The Atlanta Constitution
  • Diane Mott Davidson's culinary mysteries can be hazardous to your waistline. People
  • Davidson is today's foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit. Entertainment Weekly

Listener Opinions

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

    " These books, murder mysteries starring caterer Goldy Schulz, are enjoyable fluff stories complete with delicious sounding recipes (as long as you eat gluten, sugar, dairy and treif). If I ate as much as Goldy I would be a very large woman, but maybe if I worked as much and as slept as little as Goldy I would burn all the calories off. In this story Goldy's abusive x-husband is accused of murder. We know he isn't a nice guy but did he commit murder? The only thing that bugged me about this book is that Goldy constantly refers to x-husband as "the jerk". I find that annoying and wish she would just call him by his name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Brock | 2/2/2014

    " I'll spare you the list of her other six mysteries I've read, but they are very enjoyable. Pretty light. The sleuth is a caterer in Colorado, so you get mouthwatering descriptions of her creations (with recipes included) and descriptions of the Rockies. Some of my favorite escapist reading. "

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

    " This is the third book by Diane Mott Davidson that I have read and it was better then the first two. A little hard getting started but held my interest for the last 150 pages of this 259 page book. I have several more books by this author I plan on reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2014

    " I think my least favorite of the Goldie Bear series. Really really loath her ex and this storyline just bugged me. Other than that good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 1/16/2014

    " The jerk is back and accused of murder. Goldy helps Arch and finds the real killer. But the jerk gets what he deserves for hurting her. Love the characters Goldy, Arch, Tom, and Marla. Like this series as much as the Janet Evanovich series with Stephanie Plum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/14/2014

    " Just listening to Barbara Rosenblat perform these books is worth continuing to "read" this fun series of who done its. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrina651 | 1/14/2014

    " A pleasant read. She always keeps you guessing "

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

    " Like her books - fun and always make me hungry with all that yummy food and very American recipes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 12/28/2013

    " Recipes and mysteries, what could be better? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/25/2013

    " I nice light murder mystery. The amateur sleuth in this series is a caterer, so you get yummy recipes along with the mayhem. The author also juggles the issues of spouse abuse, and, in this story, health-care fraud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/12/2013

    " great author...easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Kelly | 12/11/2013

    " 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 Trudy | 5/5/2013

    " The Grilling Season is a "culinary sleuth" genre mystery. It's a good story, but since the victim and none of the potential suspects are particularly likable, it's actually a bit disappointing when the field is ultimately narrowed down and the culprit is brought to justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 12/26/2012

    " One of my favorite series. The plot is always fun to read, as are the character that are brought into the story. Will read more of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckaye | 11/22/2012

    " I'm reading a bunch of fun short books this summer. I'm really enjoying these murder mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 5/22/2012

    " One of Davidson's better books. The ending was a surprise for me which is nice in a mystery. It was also interesting, and disturbing at the same time, to get a better glimpse into the past Goldy shared with "The Jerk". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Etchison | 3/1/2012

    " cooking and murders...I enjoy all her books. I won't add every one to my list, but I've read them all and can't wait for the next one. Comfort books for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margarita | 1/3/2012

    " This is the first one I read, but I love this whole series! I am not sure why, but I love the regularity, culinarity and suspensiality (I know that's not a word) of this series. I have read every one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 12/17/2011

    " Good. Not her best mystery. But good recipes again!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 10/28/2011

    " Another enjoyable tale in the Goldy Catering series. This time her ex-husband is arrested for murder, and she feels she needs to investigate because her son asked her to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanette | 10/24/2011

    " One of the best of the series. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 8/11/2011

    " Good Mystery once you get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/12/2011

    " This series is a lot of fun and Barbara Rosenblatt is a wonderful reader. Goldie has the surprising and improbable task of proving her ex-husband John Richard not guilty of murdering his last girlfriend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickie | 5/30/2011

    " a light read and has some great recipes. I enjoy Colorado and fun to read about her adventures. I have read several of her other books for a fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 4/16/2011

    " Fun book. Loved the recipes. "

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

    " I love this series of books. It was a little meatier in dealing with Goldy's family issues- especially with how her Ex husband still treats her and the dynamics of a child loving both parents. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/16/2011

    " Fun light reading. A female detective/caterer; the book includes her recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 8/18/2010

    " This was my first book that I read from this author.
    Will try one more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delafieldlib | 5/6/2010

    " FIC DAVIDSON

    CATERER, SINGLE MOTHER, NO GORY DETAILS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 3/14/2010

    " The jerk is back and accused of murder. Goldy helps Arch and finds the real killer. But the jerk gets what he deserves for hurting her. Love the characters Goldy, Arch, Tom, and Marla. Like this series as much as the Janet Evanovich series with Stephanie Plum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/23/2010

    " Like the book, but the voice didn't work well for me.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 10/17/2009

    " I was hoping the jerk would get his just ends but not this time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 10/17/2009

    " Good. Not her best mystery. But good recipes again!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgiann | 10/2/2009

    " an excellant story when goldys ex husband gets arrested for the murder of his girlfriend goldys son asks her to help prove he is innocent. keeps you in suspence on who is the real killer as there is a number of suspects. "

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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

Cherry Jones is an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator who has won an AudioFile Earphones Award and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, in 2001 and 2005. She is also well known as a premiere theater actress and winner of a Tony Award. She has acted in numerous television shows, and her film roles include Erin Brockovich, The Perfect Storm, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs.