Book Reviews of The Grilling Season (Culinary Mystery, Bk 7) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

The Grilling Season (Culinary Mystery, Bk 7) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
The Grilling Season - Culinary Mystery, Bk 7 - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Diane Mott Davidson, Cherry Jones (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780553479126
ISBN-10: 0553479121
Publication Date: 9/2/1997
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Not my cup of tea, but there seems to be a lot of people who enjoyed it. There was a part where the main character was attacked by her estranged abusive x-husband & then her child wanted to go live with a friend that I did not care for because the child thought his mother wasn't helping clear his father (who had just attacked his mother) from a suspective murder trial.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Goldy the Caterer and think you will too. A very good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Mystery-wise, this was one of my favorites. Lots more suspects and questions floating around than usual so it was hard to figure out, and I never knew who did it until the end. I loved that there were so many complexities to it.
That being said, this was also not a favorite of mine. Goldy's son is totally obnoxious, whining to his mother that she MUST prove his dad innocent, even after the Jerk attacks Goldy yet again. Her relationship with her son grates on my nerves. She does anything and everything so he's never upset, no matter how close to breaking she is. The kid knows nothing about respect for his mother and this time I really wanted to throttle him. He's always sorry at the end, but he's not 10 anymore.
And for goodness sake,get a backbone, woman! Her customers treat her horribly, calling at 6 am and shrieking at her about grilled chicken, calling and hanging up on her over and over. Give me a break. I know you've got to keep calm to keep clients, but there's nothing wrong with setting limits. There just seemed to be a lot of overwrought, overemotional people screeching, screaming and shrieking in this book.
Like I said, the mystery was terrific, the food sounded divine, but how she handled her other problems this time was very off-putting and at times, to me, detracted from the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Diane Mott Davidson is an exceptional author and this installment of the Goldy series is perfect!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite Goldy Bear caterer mysteries. WIth recipes!
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Helpful Score: 1
Davidson, known for her skillful writing and the mouth-watering recipes concocted by her series sleuth, Goldy Schulzas, serves up a tale of murder and love gone rotten.
A fun read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Part of series, really good book. Part-comedy, part mystery, with a culinary twist.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mystery and food mix. Funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the 7th Goldy Culinary mystery. I think the plot was perhaps a littel better developed than some of her earlier works - we had more suspects for the "whodunit" mystery of the book.

These books are fun, light reading & I like the characters. My only complaint is that sometimes there is a bit of a contrived feel to them and occasionally there are glimpses of poor editing, i.e., we'll have a detail crop up that didn't belong, or there will be an assumption that the reader was never privy to.

Nitpicky stuff, really ... I will certainly be reading the other books of this series ... they are fun & entertaining!
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Helpful Score: 1
Number 7 in the series:
A chilly reception....
Caterer Goldy Schulz has been hired to host a hockey party. But the proceedings won't be all fun and games. Unfortunately, her client won't be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty serving of revenge.
An ex-husband from hell....
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, aka 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.
A dish best served cold....
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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Great Diane Mott Davidson, a very enjoyable fun book.
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This series is so much fun! Mysteries & Recipes together!
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This is an interesting book. Includes recipes throughout.
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Light mystery reading. Entertaining, and the recipes are an added bonus.
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Patricia McCracken is certain that her obstetrician and penny pinching HMO are responsible for the loss of herbaby. Now she is suing both, and wants Goldy's advice on coming out on top. For Dr. John Richard Korman A.K.A. the JERK is Goldy's abusive ex-husband. Even Goldy is shocked when the Jerk is arrested for the murder of his latest girlfriend.
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another goldy schulz mystery- this is a character i am enjoying.
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Food and mystery what a combination.
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I really love this series. The recipes sound great and the story is fun too.
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Goldy having to prove her ex-hubby, the "Jerk", innocent of a murder she hopes he committed! Great read!!
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I like Diane Mott Davidson books--if not for the thrilling mystery and on-the-edge of your seat suspense, for the mouthwatering recipes contained inside!
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The usual compelling mystery with the extra
bonus of great new recipes.
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I enjoy the Goldie mysteries.
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As I read each book in this series about Goldy Schultz, I grow more fond of the characters. In this book, Goldy's ex is suspected of killing his current girlfriend. For the sake of her son (who loves his father) Goldy tries to discover the truth. Her son does whine and complain a lot in this book and I am ready for him to "grow up" a little. Despite this, it is an exciting and fun read!
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This writer is SO entertaining! If you like a good mystery, you can't go wrong with Diane Mott Davidson.
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Another in the Goldie Bear series. These books are VERY popular and rightly so.
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Loved this book as I have all the others in this series about a caterer that is always getting involved with and solving murder cases.
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Such a fun book to read! A mystery with lots of good recipes!
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Have to be honest, this is probably my least favorite Goldy story. I got a bit lost and confused with all the talk of HMOs, etc. Just wasn't that interesting to me. Oh well, can't win 'em all! :)
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As usual, Goldy is a very funny sleuth!
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This is one of those books that takes a while to figure out who's who. As it is book 7 in the series and I haven't read the previous 6 books, I'm sure that my confusion wouldn't be an issue for someone whose read the previous installments. Anyway...

Caterer Goldy Schulz spends most of the book (when she isn't investigating Suz Craig's murder) cooking foods that made my mouth water. The mystery here is who killed Suz Craig, Goldy's ex-husband, John Richard Korman's current girlfriend. Goldy's current husband, Tom Schulz is the cop who arrested John Richard. John Richard's second ex-wife, Marla is Goldy's best friend and plays a blabber-mouth role in this one - egging Goldy on with ridiculous suggestions. Boy did I want to tell her to shut up!

Of course Goldy would like nothing better to see wife-beater John Richard in prison for the murder but their 14 year old son, Arch begs her to help his father. So she butts in where she isn't wanted and nearly gets herself killed all in the hopes of placating her son.

It's kind of a screwy story but it eventually makes sense and is rather enjoyable. I just may have to add this series to my every growing list of must reads.
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Charming Goldie!
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One of a series of fun books starring super sleuth and caterer, Goldy Schulz. A light read.
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A typical Goldy catering mystery where she just has to nose where she doesn't belong. An okay read.
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Another mouth-watering mystery ready to be devoured.
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Goldy has been hired to host a hockey party. Patricia McCracken is certain that her obstetrician and penny-pinching HMO are responsible for the loss of her baby...Goldy's ex husband is the OB....
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Abridged Version. I am new to the Goldy Bear Mysteries and I am hooked! This one is about about her Exhubby getting charged with murder.
It come with Special Booklet that contains all the recipes in the book!
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If you love to cook (or eat) and you like campy mysteries, these books are great!
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The Goldy Schulz murder mysteries add a delightful twist by including in Goldy's special catering recipies. Each book in this series is a pleasurable read.
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Caterer Goldy Schulz has been hired to host a hockey party. But the proceedings won't be fun and games. Unfortunately,her client won't be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty serving of revenge.
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As good as all the "Goldie" books. Goldie may at last get her revenge of her abusive ex husband as he is taken into custody for the murder of his current girlfriend! Don't forget the tasty recipes! (I only have three "Goldie" books left to catch up with them all!)
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Great, as always.
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I sat down and read this book straight through. I really enjoyed it.
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Having fun with your ex? And a murder/mystery? And great recipes? A must read!
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abridged. 4 tapes, 6 hrs
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This is the 7th book in the series.
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Enjoyed this very much, and some good recipes too.
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I loved this book. I have loved all of them in the series so far. I plan to read them all.
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This particular copy is ISBN 0-553-10000-9.

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