Catering to Nobody - Goldy Schulz, Bk 1 Author:Diane Mott Davidson MEET THE CATERER WHO WHIPPED UP THE MULTIMILLION-COPY MYSTERY SERIES AS GOLDY SOLVES HER FIRST MURDER! Diane Mott Davidson's winning recipe of first-class suspense and five-star fare has won her and caterer Goldy critical raves and a regular place on major bestseller lists across the country. In Goldy's tantalizing debut, she serves up a savory ... more »dish of secrets, suspicions, and murder.... INCLUDING NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED RECIPES Catering a wake is not Goldy's idea of fun. Yet the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a savory feast including Poached Salmon and Strawberry Shortcake Buffet designed to soothe forty mourners. And her culinary efforts seem to be exactly what the doctor ordered...until her ex-father-in-law gynecologist Fritz Korman is struck down and Goldy is accused of adding poison to the menu. Now, with the Department of Health impounding her leftovers, her ex-husband proclaiming her guilt, and her business about to be shut down, Goldy knows she can't wait for the police to serve up the answers. She'll soon uncover more than one family skeleton and a veritable stew of unpalatable secrets'the kind that could make Goldy the main course in an unsavory killer's next murder!« less
I had heard great things about this series, and I was not disappointed. Very well written, I liked the characters a great deal, and it was a well written mystery. I wasn't sure until almost the end who did it, and yet there were still a few twists I hadn't counted on! Also included some great sounding recipes I'm tempted to try. I'm excited to continue the series and read more from this author.
Keri reviewed Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 7
After hearing a lot of friends talk about this author, I decided to get to the pile and start in on this series. The author mixes humor into the mystery, along with recipes, as the main character is a caterer. I liked it enough that I've just started the second book in the series.
This is my first venture into reading Diane Mott Davidson and I was pretty pleased overall. The plot was decent, somewhat complicated and kept me intrigued until the end. The main characters are likeable, but the relationship between Goldy and Office Schultz was a bit lackluster and predicatable. A good novel overall though so I will definitely be reading the others in the series.
One of the first of the series; Goldie is a caterer in a small Colorado town. Fresh from an abusive marriage, dealing with the changes for herself, and her teenage son, and the death that touches her family.
Having read several others first, it was interesting to read this one and see the differences, the style changes that came between this first in the series and the ones to follow. All good!
I read this cozy mystery after reading a couple other of Goldy Schulz. It is interesting and has many characters, death, injury, and suspense. I had to keep reading the last 30 pages as it zigzagged a lot!
Loved this first book in the series. I've actually read of few from later on in the series and decided I should start at the beginning. I love the combination of cooking, mystery, and a little romance that this author throws together.