Killer Pancake - Goldy Schulz, Bk 5 - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Diane Mott Davidson, Barbara Rosenblat (Narrator) When Goldy, owner of Goldilocks' Catering, faces the challenge of whipping up a sumptuous lowfat feast for the Mignon Cosmetics' company banquet, she rises to the occasion brilliantly...only to discover just how ugly the beauty biz can be! — On the day of the banquet Goldy finds herself confronting an angry mob of demonstrators -- "S... more »pare the Hares" -- who object to Mignon Cosmetics' animal-testing policies. As she struggles to carry forty pounds of lowfat fare from her van to the mall where the banquet is being held, she hears an ominous squeal of tires and a horrifying thump. Seconds later, a Mignon employee lies dead on the pavement. And soon the police discover that this hit-and-run was no accident.
Now Goldy is enmeshed up to her saute pans in a homicide investigation. Could the murder have had something to do with Spare the Hares -- or with the exotic flower found near the dead body? Though busy serving up Hoisin Turkey and Grand Marnier Cranberry Muffins, Goldy decides to start digging at Mignon's million-dollar cosmetics counter. But when another murder takes place and Goldy herself is attacked, the caterer turned sleuth knows she must step up her search for a gruesome killer. For this time was only a warning. Next time she'll be dead -- and it won't be pretty.
I enjoyed the theme of this mystery much more than the first 4 books in the Goldy series. In addition to the catering, this one centers on spa products and cosmetics (with some animal cruelty activists) and questions whether or not women are any more pretty for using expensive beauty regimes and is product safety testing worth the cost to animals (and possibly some people?) -- good questions!!
And the recipes given in this episode are...LOW FAT! Haven't tried them yet, but there are some yummy looking ones like low-fat fettuccine alfredo, vanilla frosted fudge cookies and Grand Marnier cranberry muffins.
Lisa B. (Arkportgal) reviewed Killer Pancake (Goldy Schulz, Bk 5) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on
Helpful Score: 1
Cosmetics, food, and murder, all in one book! This was a fun read. Some old characters (Frances the smoking, caffeine-drinking newspaper lady) and some new characters. Goldy really gets herself in some weird situations while Tom tries to keep her from investigating and getting into trouble. Can she catch the killer and cook lowfat at the same time? Read this to find out.