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 278 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: 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
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
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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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
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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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this was a murder mystery this book was light and refreshing. Totally easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
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
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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Fun mystery to read. Looking forward to reading more in the series!
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This is the first in the Goldy Bear, caterer, series. Read them in order!
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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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Very fun story. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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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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Murder's on the menu! One of a series of funny detective novels, all with a catering theme.
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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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Great read and some interesting-looking recipes! Quick read with a good plot and likeable characters.
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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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The first of Davidson's books that I have read. I will read the rest in the series.
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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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First cozy I've read, and I will read second one.
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I loved this book!
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A fun read with those yummy recipes and amazing food descriptions.
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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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1st book in the Goldy Bear Catering series.. I'm really enjoying this series!!
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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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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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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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Caterer as murder by poison mystery-solver, complete with receipes.
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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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Suspense and food mixed for good reading.
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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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I liked it alot
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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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1st in the Goldy Bear culinary mystery series.
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Funny, light mystery. 1st book in the series.
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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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kind of cute
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Goldy the caterer #1