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
ISBN-13: 9780449220467
ISBN-10: 044922046X
Publication Date: 8/23/1992
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 185 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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: 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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highly entertaining culinary themed mystery
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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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The first Goldy mystery. She is bright, funny and a terrific cook.
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A cozy mystery. "Caterer's Recipies" included in all Goldy Bear books.
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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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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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Very funny and suspenseful!
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This is one of my favorites from Diane Mott Davidson
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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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Always a delight.
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A good mystery, with recipes.
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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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1st in the Goldy Bear culinary series. Good book. Enjoyed it a lot.
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Great book!
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This is the first of the Goldilocks Catering culinary mystery series.
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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 in the series.
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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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Another great Goldie mystery with some pretty
terrific recipes.
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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 book was enjoyable enough to start reading more books from the series.
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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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"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 is a great start of something good. It is a good cozy read. Very enjoyable.
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Her first and (IMHO) her best!
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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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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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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.