Chopping Spree - Goldy Schulz, Bk 11 Author:Diane Mott Davidson Her inventive recipe for mixing first-class suspense and five-star fare has made Diane Mott Davidson a favorite of mystery lovers and a mainstay on major bestseller lists across the country. Now she has prepared another irresistibly tempting tale spiced with mystery and mayhem — For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isnt just bo... more »oming--its skyrocketing. Her friend Marla is constantly warning her, Success can kill you. But Goldy doesnt take the warning literally until her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Malls Elite Shoppers Club.
While setting up, Goldy is nearly run down by a truck with no intention of stopping. Then she finds an old friend in a pile of sale shoes--stabbed with one of Goldys new knives. Goldy must catch the real killer between whipping up Sweethearts Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers Hot Crab Dip. Why was the victim carrying a powerful narcotic? Who hired a private investigator shortly before the murder? Goldys gourmet instincts tell her the final course in this case will be a real killer.« less
Series #11. Fun series about a caterer who also solves mysteries in Colorado. The characters are enjoyable and believable (except for finding dead bodies all the time)and are interesting to follow their lives.
There are even recipes for you to try.
This was a good story. I worked in mall management once, so it was fun to read a story with that setting. Arch's attitude problem was starting to get annoying, Goldy needs to not be such a pushover! LOL! I definitely think this series has gotten better with each book.
This was the first of the series I read. I enjoyed the mystery, but thought the book took a little too long to get where it was going; it would have been better as a shorter book. I also don't like it when a writer leads you through several (and I do mean several) twists and turns and then wraps it all up in a page of action and 5 pages of conversation among characters explaining everything. I'd give it a 6.5 or 7 out of 10.
(Also annoying is the recipes plunked down in the middle of a chapter instead of at the end, so it disrupts the reading process. I know this is the publisher's decision, not the writer, but it's distracting and a mistake.)
I've read just about all of her books and though they have pretty much the same things happen in all of them, I still find them enjoyable to read. I rarely figure out the mystery so that also keeps me going.