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Tough Cookie (Goldy Schulz, Bk 9)
Tough Cookie - Goldy Schulz, Bk 9
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
A deliciously deadly novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Prime Cut. — Diane Mott Davidson's unique blend of first-class suspense and five-star fare has won her scores of fans and propelled her onto major bestseller lists across the country. Now she returns with her hottest entree yet, serving up another tantalizing menu for murder.....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553578300
ISBN-10: 0553578308
Publication Date: 4/3/2001
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 277 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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The 9th Goldy Bear culinary mystery. I enjoyed this one as much as any of them ... I think the author is getting better & better with each book. The mystery in this is well-developed & multi-layered ... making for a good whodunit!
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Good light mystery, but you're still guessing at the end.
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Story was great as usual, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the recipes. I thought because of the title that there would be mostly "cookie" recipes...wrong! But still had some great recipes included!!
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Goldy is a smart caterer who happens to solve crimes She's a woman who is stressed about money, raising her son, and life in general, but still manages to be funny! Diane Mott Davidson makes Goldy's off-beat life believable and truly entertaining.
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This is one of Diane Mott Davidson's books in the series starring Goldy Schulz...a caterer whose catering vans brags "Where everything is just right". Goldy gets an offer to host a cooking show for PBS. However, the broadcast is riddled with culinary catastrophes, including an accident that claims someone's life! Goldy is a caterer cum detective and often enlists the help of her best friend Margo and her husband Tom (who is actually a detective). Add this to all the wonderful recipes scattered throughout the text and you have a recipe for a yummy read!
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always a good mystery. A 'cozy', except they seed some personal danger into the story.
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Fans of Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Schulz, the gourmet gumshoe of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, love her modus operandi: "Treat every puzzle with questions and chocolate." In Tough Cookie, Davidson's ninth culinary mystery, Goldy is waiting to reopen her catering business, which has been shut down by the health department for lack of adequate drains. She's got a PBS cooking gig for a few weeks, and is trying to build a reputation as a personal chef, but she's desperate for a little extra Christmas cash, so she agrees to sell a pair of vintage skis to Doug Portman, a local art critic and former sort-of-romantic interest.

When Portman's killed in a skiing accident at Killdeer Resort with Goldy nearby, the police treat her with suspicion. It turns out that Portman was the easily persuaded head of the Parole Board, and Goldy's ex-husband (a.k.a. The Jerk, who was imprisoned for domestic violence) is coming up for parole. But when Goldy herself narrowly escapes a chilly death after her van is forced off a snowy highway, she starts looking for connections and steps into a minefield of unsolved murders, including the three-year-old avalanche death of her friend Nate Bullock. There're a multitude of suspicious characters lurking around Killdeer: Barton Reed, a crazy ex-con who sent Portman a letter loaded with poison; Arthur Wakefield, whose wealthy mother was also killed in a skiing accident at Killdeer; Jack Gilkey, a handsome young chef who was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Wakefield's mother (and released by Portman); Boots Faraday, a local artist; and even Rorry Bullock, Nate's angry widow. As usual, Goldy manages to solve the murders (with the help of Chocolate Coma Cookies), save her own skin (just!), skewer a few local snobs in passing, and revive her catering business. Lots of fun, and recipes too.
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Quick and fun!