Book Reviews of Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1)

Catering to Nobody (Goldy Schulz, Bk 1)
Catering to Nobody - Goldy Schulz, Bk 1
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553584707
ISBN-10: 0553584707
Publication Date: 2/26/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 275 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 15
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.
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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.
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Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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!
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Helpful Score: 4
I enjoyed this culinary mystery. I found the main character and her son interesting and believable. I didn't know who did what until the end and I wanted to keep on reading until I figured it out!
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Helpful Score: 3
I am just starting to read this author and just love her! As someone who loves to cook, I am enjoying the catering backdrop for the mysteries.
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Helpful Score: 3
Good book. First in the series. Love the warm family relationship of these characters and the realistic day to day challenges. The mystery kept me turning pages.
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Helpful Score: 2
An easy read, light mystery, interesting characters, delicious recipes. Davidson's books have it all. This is the first in the series, telling how Goldilock's Catering got started and the problems Goldy faces from a vindictive ex-husband, a new man in her life [who just happens to be investigating her and her business , he's the local sheriff], and trying to raise her son, Arch, without much help from "The Jerk", [her ex]. It's funny and sweet and heart-warming.
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This is the 1st book in the series by Diane Mott Davidson.It is a mystery series about a caterer whose caterering business Golilocks Catering provides her with plenty of adventures and dead bodies.
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The first Goldy mystery. She is bright, funny and a terrific cook.
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Helpful Score: 2
highly entertaining culinary themed mystery
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I enjoyed this book. I am going to read the rest of the series. Goldy Bear is a Caterer in Colorado. She is divorced from her husband, who she refers to as "the Jerk". It was an abusive relationship, and they both still live in the same town. This first book in the series centers around the apparent suicide of Goldy's 11 year old son's teacher. Unlike some cozy mysteries, I did not figure out "whodunit" until near the end of the book.

Here is the list of the series in order:
Goldy Bear, single mom and caterer in Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is featured in:

Catering to Nobody (1990)
Dying for Chocolate (1992)
The Cereal Murders (1993)
The Last Suppers (1994)
Killer Pancake (1995)
The Main Corpse (1996)
The Grilling Season (1997)
Prime Cut (1998)
Tough Cookie (2000)
Sticks & Scones (2001)
Chopping Spree (2002)
Double Shot (2004)
Dark Tort (4/06)
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Helpful Score: 2
This first book about about Goldy Bear and her catering business/detective agency was wonderful and full of suspense.
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I wasn't too impressed with this author's writing....the story line was good but it was one of those books that you just want to get it over with and go on to something better
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This is the first book in a fun and engaging series. I have heard such books are called "cozy" and I would agree with that. What I like the most about Davidson's book is that you don't really figure out the "who done it" until the very end. Worthwhile light reading
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First in an engaging series of mysteries featuring caterer Goldy Bear. Includes recipes (the couple I've tried from the series are pretty good!).
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Didn't much care for the main character. She seemed to co-dependent with her violent ex and it seemed to flow into her relationship with her son. There were places when I just wanted to smack her for being such a doormat.
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First book in the Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Bear cooking mysteries. Quick, fun read with some great receipes. I have really enjoyed this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny and suspenseful!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorites from Diane Mott Davidson
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Helpful Score: 1
Another entry in the Mad Bean Catering series.
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The first in this series called "a cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker." I've read most of the series but missed this one until now. Love it!!
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A fun cozy mystery. Recipes are good too. Nice light summer read. Goldy develops as a character over the series. Mysteries are generally entertaining to figure out.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this series by D.M.D. The main character is Goldy Schultz, a caterer and these mysteries are in a variety of settings, giving the reader an education about these settings and cooking, plus there are a bunch of menus and recipies you might appreciate if cooking is your thing. The books are easy to read and not so gripping they can't be put down and make for perfect bedtime reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good mystery, with recipes.
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The first in the series.
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Enjoyable, fun read with some interesting recipes.

Using just the right ingredients of interesting characters, locations, and situations, this book is a good recipe for a mystery.

This is not your typical mystery, it's more enjoyable and the recipes make it so much more interesting!

I recommend reading them in order! Each character develops a little more with each book. If you like this kind of book, you won't be able to read just one!

If you like a good mystery, without blood and gore, just a fun read - look no more! Read Diane Mott-Davidson's catering mystery series! Book 1 - Catering to Nobody!
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Helpful Score: 1
Always a delight.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this was a murder mystery this book was light and refreshing. Totally easy read.
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A cozy mystery. "Caterer's Recipies" included in all Goldy Bear books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Goldie mystery with some pretty
terrific recipes.
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A divorced mom, with a young son, and an ex-husband to deal with, and a murder/mystery, who has time to cook?
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From Publishers Weekly
Davidson's debut ...... divorced culinary artist Goldy Korman of Goldilocks Catering in Aspen Meadows, Colo. Goldy, in business to support herself and her 11-year-old son, Arch, caters the gathering after the funeral of Arch's teacher, at which her former father-in-law, gynecologist Fritz Korman, drinks from a poisoned cup. While the police make sure that Goldy is now "catering to nobody," she begins her own investigation to clear herself. As amorous detective Tom Schulz courts her, Goldy courts danger, seeking connections among the recovered Fritz, the teacher and nearly everyone else in the rustic town, including her teenage lodger, Patty Sue. The only rewards of the mystery are recipes for tasty dishes and the endearing Arch, who outwits the killer and is the sole credible character in the overstuffed cast.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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This is the first of the Goldilocks Catering culinary mystery series.
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1st in the Goldy Bear culinary series. Good book. Enjoyed it a lot.
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good book, I will keep reading the "Goldy" series.
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Catering the wake of her son's favorite teacher is not Goldy's idea of fun. Particularly when her former Father -in- law passes out, nearly felled by a dose of rat poison. Detective Tom Schultz is forced to shut down her business. Goldy can't cater so she goes in search of the person that put poison in the coffee.
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Great book!
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Fun mystery to read. Looking forward to reading more in the series!
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First cozy I've read, and I will read second one.
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I liked it alot
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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.
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book was in excellent condition and I enjoy Diane Mott Davidson as along with the mysteries, she includes her recipes and does a great job of enticing the reader to try them.
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first in the series, but revised with some new recipes
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Great first book of a series. Had me hooked and I will be reading more of this series!
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It gives us mystery with great recipes. What more could you ask for?
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Another Goldy Bear catering mystery-- her ex-father-in-law, Fritz Korman is struck down and Goldy is accused of poisoning him. THe Department of Health has impounded her left-overs, her ex-husband is telling everyone she is guilty..Goldy has to find the answers for herself!
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I loved this book!
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i loved this book . makes you kind of feel sorry for goldy. when the health department impounds her left overs.and she must help to solve the crime in order to reopen her business
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This is the first in the Goldy Bear, caterer, series. Read them in order!
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The first of Davidson's books that I have read. I will read the rest in the series.
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An excellent recipe combining 5 star cuisine and murder with a dash of humor and sarcasm. I loved this book.
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Great read and some interesting-looking recipes! Quick read with a good plot and likeable characters.
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Very fun story. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Murder's on the menu! One of a series of funny detective novels, all with a catering theme.
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Very good cozy mystery
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Caterer as murder by poison mystery-solver, complete with receipes.
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Suspense and food mixed for good reading.
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This book to me is what I call a fast read. I read it in one day. A who done it.
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Another good mystery starring Goldy Bear.
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Enjoyable, cozy mystery in a good series with recipes!
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"Delicious, clever, well constructed, with an engaging cast of characters... sure to satisfy" Copied from cover
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A little plodding at times, but an interesting twist for an ending
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the first of the series.... a quick read and a surprise ending.
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This book was givine to me as a gift and to be honest it is not anywhere near the type of book I normally read. But as non descriminating reader...I read it anyway. It was wonderfull and I will absolutely finish reading the rest of the series. I thought the entire story was going to be about cooking (which i hate) but to my suprprise it was a great mystery with the main character being a caterer. I fell in love with the characters and found the story very easy to follow and overall a wonderful read.
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This book was enjoyable enough to start reading more books from the series.
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I enjoyed reading this book. I had not read the first book in this series and found it just as enjoyable as the later books. Diane Mott Davidson is one of my favorite authors and I recommend this book to mystery readers everywhere.
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Our book club decided this would be a good summer read after a winter full of heavy books. "Catering to Nobody" fit the bill perfectly. It's entertaining and amusing with enough suspense to make you want to know what happens next. The recipes included in Mott's books are a lot of fun. I enjoyed it enough to pick up other books in the series and have enjoyed those, too.
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First in the Goldy Bear mystery series.
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This is the first book in the caterer Goldy mystery series. Very enjoyable! This version has 4 extra recipes and an interesting introduction by the author. The gingersnap cookies were a big hit in my house and the toffee is as terrific as advertised!
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A fun read with those yummy recipes and amazing food descriptions.
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The first in a series of catering mysteries. Catering a wake is not Goldy's idea of fun, Yet the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a savory feats including Poached Salmon and Strawberry Shortcake Buffet designed to sooth forty mourners. Recipes included. Fun read.
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These culinary mysteries (with recipes) make me hungry! I read them as fast as I could get them.
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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!
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#1 in the series and definitely a wonderful read! I made the Honey- I'm home Gingersnaps (pg 260) they were a big hit! :-D
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1st book in the Goldy Bear Catering series.. I'm really enjoying this series!!
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1st in the Goldy Bear culinary mystery series.
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Funny, light mystery. 1st book in the series.
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This is a great start of something good. It is a good cozy read. Very enjoyable.
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Catering the wake of her son's favorite teacher is not Goldy's idea of fun. Particularly when her former father-in-law passes out, nearly felled by a dose of rat poison. Investigating officer Tom Schulz, though smitten with Goldy and her food, is forced to shut down her business. That's the last straw. Goldy can't cater without a kitche, so she'll just have to find the rat who poisoned the coffee. Everyone - from Goldy's ex-husband's other ex-wife to her eleven year old son Arch - seems to know more than Goldy does. But as she begins following the recipe to its logical conclusion, Goldy discovers that some very unsavory ingredients are flavoring the neighborhood and poisoning her own family with the bitter taste of deceit and revenge.

All this and recipes too - a great bargain!
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A good combination of mystery along with a few recipes. This author in new to me. I enjoyed the book. This is an older version of the book so the pages are slightly yellowed.
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Her first and (IMHO) her best!
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kind of cute
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Good mistery, light reading
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Fun read and I learned a lot about catering and food.
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Goldy is the typical nosy neighbor/caterer that wants to know everything about everybody. You'll find yourself laughing out loud in places and then sad as Goldy's family problems are sensitively portrayed. Goldy gets right in the middle of a murder investigation that nobody wants her involved in and whips up some pretty savory dishes at the same time. Good book.
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Goldy the caterer #1