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The Main Corpse | [Diane Mott Davidson]

The Main Corpse

Nasty weather has put Goldy's catering schedule on the skids for weeks. Now, happy to be working again, she looks forward to whipping up a sumptuous dinner for two wealthy clients who are celebrating their new venture - the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. But when one of the men disappears, and her best friend is accused of murder, Goldy must find out who has turned the feast into a fiasco.
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Publisher's Summary

Diane Mott Davidson has been called "the Julia Child of mystery writers". Critics and fans alike can't resist coming back for more helpings of her best selling culinary mystery series, which includes Catering to Nobody and Dying for Chocolate.

Nasty weather has put Goldy's catering schedule on the skids for weeks. Now, happy to be working again, she looks forward to whipping up a sumptuous dinner for two wealthy clients who are celebrating their new venture - the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. But when one of the men disappears, and her best friend is accused of murder, Goldy must find out who has turned the feast into a fiasco.

Davidson's spirited characters and narrator Barbara Rosenblat's irresistible voice create a combination that has just the right touches of humor, danger, and suspense. And all of Goldy's tantalizing recipes are included at the conclusion of The Main Corpse. You'll find tasty dishes like Tomato-Brie Pie and Chocoholic Cookies. There's even a treat for four-footed gourmets: Jake's Dog Biscuits.

©1996 Diane Mott Davidson; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC.

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    Purdy Oaten eastish of eden 07-09-12
    Purdy Oaten eastish of eden 07-09-12
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    "More of What I like in a Goldy Mystery!"

    The ingredients I want in a Goldy mystery are all here, and, I might add, in a more generous measure than they have been of late: humor, an involving and
    intriguing mystery, entertaining banter, and of course, the mouth watering recipes. I found the Killer Pancake to be kind of depressing, so I was relieved
    that this book was such a better read. Barbara Rosenblat, as always, is a pleasure to listen to; love her. I have already purchased the next title Audible
    offers, and am looking forward to it. More of the dog, Jake and the nut, McGuire; I don't want to spend my reading time thinking about the vain promises
    on beauty jars, (apologies to Joni Mitchell), I like my culinary mysteries to have a bit of leavening , and this one has it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dianna Houston, TX, United States 11-04-10
    Dianna Houston, TX, United States 11-04-10
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    "Not up to par with other books."

    I have read the previous books in this series and was satisfied. This book is also pretty good. I don't like the narrator. She sound old. Goldy is supposed to be in her eayly 30s but this woman sounds like she is in her fifties. Another thing I did not like was that Goldy seem to lack common sense in this book. I don't want to give too much away, but there are some things about the law that everyone should know. All in all, it was a nice way to pass the time on my way to work. I will buy the next in the series.

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    Penny 05-02-13
    Penny 05-02-13
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    "A Great read, I love all the Goldie stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Main Corpse to be better than the print version?

    I love the narrator, and didn't like the new narrator in two of the stories, the recipes are a big plus. I knit alot and enjoy listening to audio books as I knit. I have enjoyed the books, the recipes are easier in the books, but all in all I do like to knit and listen to the audio version of books.


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    Jude Brawley Sacramento, CA United States 12-15-12
    Jude Brawley Sacramento, CA United States 12-15-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Story great, nattator not so great."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would get a different narrator.


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

    As always, Ms Davidson saves her killer close, until the end.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator has very very snooty, sarcastic style though out the entire book. She is so bad that when a body is discovered you expect her to say "Whatever", like she is to bored to be bother. She narrated all of the "Goldie" bookes in this same bored sarcastic manner.


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