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3.00051440329218 out of 53.00051440329218 out of 53.00051440329218 out of 53.00051440329218 out of 53.00051440329218 out of 5 3.00 (3,888 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: February 2000 ISBN: 9781470333546
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New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson serves up tantalizing mysteries garnished with heart-stopping suspense and wry humor. In this tempting tale, caterer and sometimes sleuth Goldy Shulz proves she is one tough cookie as she faces threats to her business, her family, and her life.

Everything seems to be going wrong for Goldy. The health inspector has shut down her catering business in Aspen Meadow, Colorado, due to nonstandard plumbing. When she hosts a live cooking show for PBS, she drops eggshells into the cookie dough. On the way home from that humiliating experience, she stumbles across the chairman of the State Parole Board—dead with hundred dollar bills drifting in the snow around him. Goldy’s troubles really begin, however, when the police launch a murder investigation and drag her into the middle of it.

Barbara Rosenblat’s sparkling performance ensures listeners will savor Goldy’s exciting escapades and each of her mouth-watering menus.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Davidson’s creative recipes, scattered liberally throughout the narrative, add flavor to this spirited tale, which follows Goldy from one life-threatening escapade to the next…this is hearty fare for those who like their murder with a bit of nosh on the side.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rosenblat exudes just the right amount of feisty earnestness in her vocalization of sleuth-chef Goldie Shultz.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " I haven't found a book yet that Diane Mott has wrote that I haven't liked yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 2/19/2014

    " really interesting and funny. I'd never read a real ADULT book before this, just YA, but I am looking out for this series now. Also comes with delicious recipes since the main character is a cook. She's also a snoop so she runs into lots of trouble. So funny!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 2/15/2014

    " I liked this one. Near the end it was very suspenseful and for the first time I did guess the right person who committed the crimes but never guessed the way it all fit together. Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/10/2014

    " This being the first book of Davidson's I picked up, and since it is the 9th in a series, perhaps I will give one of the earlier ones a try. Not a lot of character development, but I suppose that is what the first eight books did. "

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

    " Absolutely love these books, they are filled with fun, action, suspense and the kind of writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat, never know what direction Goldy is going to head next. Would recommend this to all my mystery reading friends. (Plus there are some awesome recipes in each book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 1/23/2014

    " Great cozy mystery with humor and recipes. "

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

    " Cute, light reading murder mystery with some cooking thrown in. Kept this one in the car for when I had to kill time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Kelly | 1/19/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/19/2014

    " I'm a big fan of Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Schulz Series.Tough Cookie was a good read. Will read more of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tree | 1/18/2014

    " Formulaic. Tedious. Repetitive. At least there are recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/2/2014

    " This was a very well crafted and enjoyable mystery. It reminded me a lot of Mary Daheim's mysteries. I really enjoyed it and found she was very good with the tension. The only drawback is the recipes. I always find these mysteries with recipes or hints seem to detract from the story itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia Gibbs | 12/27/2013

    " I almost gave it five stars because I got one of my favorite cookie recipes from this book. Read it just for that. Pure entertainment and Chocolate Coma Cookies. This is the stuff of dreams. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 12/25/2013

    " Tough Cookie (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 9) by Diane Mott Davidson (2001) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/24/2013

    " A fun mystery that includes recipes from the "chubby" heroin chef. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/22/2013

    " another fun Goldy mystery. This one was situated around a ski resort and a cooking show. These are always fun, easy reads for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Toni | 12/13/2013

    " I've read some of the books in this series before, and I know they're not that great, but I found myself skimming and skipping a lot on this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 12/11/2013

    " Goldy's back, with her own TV show this time! Between that, the Killdeer resort and more great recipes, it's always good to be back with all the characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aldafan | 11/16/2013

    " Finally, nine books set in Colorado and Goldy finally skis! Two people were killed on the same day on the same slope. And how is that connected to a parole officer who takes bribes? I'm amazed at what Goldy can "whip up" in her kitchen. And no problem is so large that a cup of expresso won't solve. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 11/14/2013

    " I am currently reading this book. I have yet to finish it, but it's fun, light-hearted - minus the murder stuff. But the recipes are what it's all about anyway! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 9/19/2013

    " My favorite of Ms. Mott's books thus far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 8/15/2013

    " Another Goldie Schulz book with a mystery and great food schmoozing. May actually bake the chocolate coma cookies. And maybe the crab cakes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 8/12/2013

    " OK. Not my type of book. Light mystery based on a woman with a catering business. Has a lot of recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Cohen | 6/22/2013

    " They get better as the series progresses! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 4/22/2013

    " These are such fun mystery books. The main character is a caterer who always finds herself involved with a murder. Her life is chaotic to begin with and gets crazier as the story evolves. The author even throws in the recipes talked about in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi (awesome group member) | 4/2/2013

    " I liked this one better than the last few. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindie Reilly | 3/2/2013

    " Love love love her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/6/2013

    " Cute, easy read and who doesn't like cookies? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phillipa | 12/25/2012

    " 'Tough Cookie' is an enjoyable quick read. I enjoyed the recipes sprinkled throughout the book, but the story was somewhat predictable. "

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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.