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
I found this book slow and switched to another book twice before finishing it. I think I only finished it because I had paid for the book.
The story moved slow and lacked the interesting turns of others in the series.
I consider her performances to be average.
NO I just want to move on to another of Mott Davidson's books.
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.
Yes , something was always happening. It was hard to stop listening when I had to go to work.
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.
I laugh at different times
No I think I said it all
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.
The narrator was great, as always, but I don't know how she managed to read the book without falling asleep.
Can I get my money back?
Yes because I had the opportunity to read the unabridged edition.
information leading up to more future books
No. But I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to future Books.
NO hardly, had other things to do, but enjoyed it anyway.
Love her books she is my favorite author, and look forward to further unabridged editions.
top of my list
Can't say just yet - I have another 10 chapters to go and can't wait for the end.
too many to mention
can't think of one yet.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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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