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2.99975278121137 out of 52.99975278121137 out of 52.99975278121137 out of 52.99975278121137 out of 52.99975278121137 out of 5 3.00 (4,045 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Mott Davidson Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries Release Date: September 1997 ISBN: 9781470333553
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A chilly reception, an ex-husband from hell—and a dish best served cold

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

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, a.k.a. 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.

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’s culinary mysteries can be hazardous to your waistline.”

    People

  • “Davidson is today’s foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Diane Mott Davidson has found the recipe for bestsellers.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “A pleasure to read, even if Goldy’s imaginative concoctions make you hungry long before mealtime.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Davidson has created a finely nuanced suburban world, warmly detailing Goldy’s life with Arch and Tom, her protective policeman second husband, and Macguire, their long-suffering boarder. Goldy’s menus—this time built around a hockey theme in celebration of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup victory—are smoothly folded into the mix.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " I love these books and the author she is great. I can't wait to get more to listen too. Thanks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/17/2014

    " 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". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 2/14/2014

    " 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 Betty | 2/13/2014

    " Very enjoyable read. The recipes included in the book are a bonus. I enjoyed the interaction between characters. I love this author's writing style. "

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

    " 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 Meredith | 2/3/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 1/27/2014

    " Always enjoy her books, and many of the recipes as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 1/22/2014

    " This was a fun, light read and I'll look for more of this series for light reading. What's not to like about a novel featuring mystery, crime and good food? "

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

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

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

    " ex husband is framed for his girlfriend's murder. same stories as the other, light easy read "

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

    " Cute, easy read. Fun characters and a good storyline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathie Hagen | 12/21/2013

    " So much potential, so poorly written. The "protagonist" is unlikeable. I filed this one in the "Anyone Can Get Published & Sell Thousands of Copies of Cruddy Books" file. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Barbarito | 12/15/2013

    " I like this author, but this book was annoying. Not sure if her characters were screwier than usual or if it was my mood. Fortunately, I have read some later in the series so I will continue to read this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 12/12/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/26/2013

    " Fun book. Loved the recipes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cari | 11/18/2013

    " I always enjoy the stories in this series, but really can't take any more of her allowing her son to so totally disrespect her all the time, meanwhile making excuses for him because of his louse of a father. She is simply encouraging him to develop the same abusive habits the dad has. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/28/2013

    " Always enjoy reading about Goldy and her adventures. The description of the Colorado scenery is a plus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/11/2013

    " 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 Jeanette | 9/5/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanette | 8/22/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 7/18/2013

    " 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 Bonnie | 6/13/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty | 6/12/2013

    " Continue to love this series! "

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

    " Great easy reading. Not the best of the series, but I enjoyed it and acquired some more good recipes into the bargain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy McC. Mc.C | 4/15/2013

    " Needed some light reading after the books I have just read. I needed a book to make me smile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danette | 3/8/2013

    " Book club choice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma Saldana | 12/16/2012

    " So,so "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 10/11/2012

    " I like this series and have 3 more on my shelf. But everyone was so angry in this one. Made it hard to enjoy. On the plus side, I had no idea who did it until it was revealed. Rare for me. "

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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.