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Crunch Time | [Diane Mott Davidson]

Crunch Time

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up bigtrouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppymill. Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy's house isn't safe....
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Publisher's Summary

Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz returns in another tasty and suspenseful adventure from New York Times best-selling author Diane Mott Davidson

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up bigtrouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppymill.

Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy’s house isn’t safe, and after a failed break-in by an unknown intruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things.Then a second body is found.

Swapping her chef’s hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation. But she’s got to move fast. It’s crunch time to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her.

Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderful food, and scrumptious recipes, Crunch Time is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfy all of Goldy’s fans.

©2011 Diane Mott Davidson (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Margaret CHILHOWEE, MISSOURI, United States 02-20-13
    Margaret CHILHOWEE, MISSOURI, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Keeps me on my toes"
    Would you listen to Crunch Time again? Why?

    Diane has done it again. Just as I am guessing who the villain is the tables are turned and it is someone I never expected. I love her books.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes , something was always happening. It was hard to stop listening when I had to go to work.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    yes she does by using different accents and tones that I would not use in my head had I read it to my self. Also I love having someone read to me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laugh at different times


    Any additional comments?

    No I think I said it all

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    Lois Lain San Francisco Bay Area, CA 02-16-13
    Lois Lain San Francisco Bay Area, CA 02-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The worst in the series"
    What would have made Crunch Time better?

    The author needs to remember that readers want ACTION, not chapter after chapter of dialog. Nothing happened for multiple chapters as Goldie reminisced, then Tom interrogated, then more dialog. Ugh.

    I've read every book in this series, and this by far was the worst.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was great, as always, but I don't know how she managed to read the book without falling asleep.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I get my money back?

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    sally HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 08-16-12
    sally HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Leave you wanting more"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Crunch Time to be better than the print version?

    Yes because I had the opportunity to read the unabridged edition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crunch Time?

    information leading up to more future books


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. But I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to future Books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO hardly, had other things to do, but enjoyed it anyway.


    Any additional comments?

    Love her books she is my favorite author, and look forward to further unabridged editions.

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    Marie HYDE PARK, MA, United States 07-31-12
    Marie HYDE PARK, MA, United States 07-31-12
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    Where does Crunch Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top of my list


    What did you like best about this story?

    Can't say just yet - I have another 10 chapters to go and can't wait for the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    too many to mention


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    can't think of one yet.


    Any additional comments?

    My husband and I are listening to this book while we drive. I find myself looking for errands to do so we can drive and listen. We have a 45 minute drive each way to work . Crunch Time makes the time fly - even if stuck in traffic.I love the way the narrator changes voices for the different characters. This audible book is fantastic. I have read or listened to all of Goldie's books as they become available! When is the next book due. We were talking this morning wondering if this would ever be made into a movie. It would be a must see.

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    april stephenville, TX, United States 06-26-12
    april stephenville, TX, United States 06-26-12
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    "Kind of slow"
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    I am glad I tried this author out because now I know her style. She is very detailed and draws the story out way too much.

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    Breinah Fort Worth, TX, United States 12-05-11
    Breinah Fort Worth, TX, United States 12-05-11
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    "Classic Davidson!"

    This book is classic Davidson. The characters are rich, the story is at the same time normal for the series, while bringing a host of new elements into play. If you love a series in which the growth and change of the characters is plainly evident, this series is for you. I couldn't stop listening to this book!!!

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    cynthia MOYOCK, NORTH CAROLINA, United States 11-13-11
    cynthia MOYOCK, NORTH CAROLINA, United States 11-13-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Diane Mott Davidson is ALWAYS a GOOD READ!"

    This story witll not disappoint you at all! I loved this book as much as I have the other books by Diane Mott Davidson. Goldy is always entertaining! I also appreciate the realistic depiction of the Episcopalian church/religion. The title is a play on words for the theme/plot. This book is worth the read. I only wish Mott Davidson would write more books! I cannot get enough of Goldy's antics.

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    Busy housewife Westminster, CA, United States 11-10-11
    Busy housewife Westminster, CA, United States 11-10-11 Member Since 2008

    Instead of whistling while I work, I listen! I have my audible set up on my phone and comes through my blue tooth. I get so much done!!

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    "I always end up baking and craving espresso!"

    Diane is wonderful at weaving murder, suspense, and wonderful food! Her description of frothing milk for a latte or espresso makes your mouth water....and the baked goods are ridiculously scrumptious! Barbara Rosenblat is one of my top 3 narrators! I love her!!!

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    Amazon Customer SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 09-07-11
    Amazon Customer SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 09-07-11
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    "Crunch Time"

    Love the Goldie series, another hit for Diane Mott Davidson. Loved the ending that left a question in the air. Also, Barbra Rosenblatt is my favorite narrator.

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    Joellyn CLINTON TWP, MI, United States 08-30-11
    Joellyn CLINTON TWP, MI, United States 08-30-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Very Disappointing"

    I love this author, but this story does not including any of the catering events that she usually writes into the story and there was very little about her husband, son and friend Marla.

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