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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!