Caterer Goldy Bear's wedding day becomes a nightmare when her groom, homicide detective Tom Schulz, calls her from a murder scene and then vanishes. Her only clue to his disappearance is a cryptic note dropped at the scene of the crime. Its biblical references lead her to search for a Judas among her friends in the church congregation.
Discovering intrigue in the most unlikely places, Goldy is so distraught that she's hearing voices in her head. Will she be a widow before she's a bride?
Barbara Rosenblat's lively narration is captivating. Whether listeners are listening to the unsavory details of the well-constructed murder plot, or learning the author's original recipes for delectable Monster Cinnamon Rolls and Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake, they won't want the book to end.
©1994 Diane Mott Davidson; (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC.
I have just discovered Diane Mott Davidson and I find her books very entertaining. I also like the Narrator and followed her through the Nevada Barr series.
Very good listen, really enjoyed the characters and story. Don't read expecting it to be realistic but fun.
Love to read. So much in fact that I've become a writer. I have fifteen published Christian romances.
I've become addicted to audio books.
Too many favorites to pick just one.
For me, she is Goldy. Couldn't imagine anyone else reading these books.
All the books hold my interest until the very end.
I have read a few in this series and so far this one didn't grab my interest as much as the others. As a lapsed Anglican I found her setting intriguing--first time I ever read an American mystery that featured an Episcopalian church setting. Nevertheless, somehow the plot lacked something for me. Also, in general I found the narrator hard to get used to. The main character is apparently in her thirties, but the voice of the narrator seems more mature. Having said that, I have gotten used to her voice and I realize that its very maturity lends it to creativity as well.
I will just say that the lead up to the ending was what disappointed me, so the ending was a non starter.
I like them all. She has a very malleable, expressive voice.
As part of an over all series featuring these mysteries, yes. As to the casting, I have no idea who would be good in this series.
If you want a light read, I recommend this series of books. If you want something more substantial this is not the series for you.
I would. Having grown up in a very Lutheran environment, there was a lot I could identify with in regard to the narrative of Goldie's Episcopalian adventures. Others with less interest in church-related quarrels may not, though.
It did. There was sufficient action, mystery and food to keep me happy and waiting for the next chapter to start.
I think I liked her performance of the eventually discovered murderer the best- no spoilers, though!
I want to listen to every book all in one sitting.
Again, it's a great book from Ms. Mott Davidson, but if you're not a church-goer, you may be a little disinterested in some of the plot's motivators.
Needs a bit more action and a few less new characters.
No. The plot moved too slowly.
I loved development of the characters. A good description of each character, including the humorous side.
This book is right in line with all the Goldy books - a great development of each of the characters. I love Goldy, Marla, Tom, Julian, and Arch. I want to move to Aspen Meadow. Much tongue in cheek description of church characters ... very humorous. But this particular book seemed to move slowly. Another murder along the way would have kept my interest.
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