Catering to Nobody - Goldy Schulz, Bk 1 Author:Diane Mott Davidson When Goldy's former father-in-law passes out from rat poison in the coffee she's catering, and her kitchen is closed down, Goldy wants answers. Everyone -- from her ex-husband's other ex-wife to her eleven-year-old son Arch -- seems to know more than Gold does. But she's had enough. And as she begins following the recipe to its l... more »ogical conclusion, she discovers that some unsavory ingredients are flavoring the neighborhood and poisoning her own family with the bitter taste of deceit and revenge....« 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!