Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz jumps from the frying pan into the fire as she tries to solve a puzzling murder that is much too close to home, in this latest entry in the New York Times best-selling series from "today's foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit" (Entertainment Weekly).
Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in. But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking. When a colleague - a woman who resembles Goldy - is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold.
©2013 Diane Mott Davidson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
I love this series...not too heavy and a little corny at times...but is the perfect occasional escape. I've listened to most of them but this was definitely my favorite. The ending made me smile.
Davidson is one of my favorite authors. She has a way of pulling you in and not letting go. Also, Rosenblat is a great narrator. The two make a great combination.
I enjoyed the overall story. I liked having Marla play a major role. I also enjoyed having the Colorado weather moved to the background. The narrator was wonderful as always. Ready for the next installment...
I've loved everyone of Goldie ' s adventures and this one had that extra little kick at the end that topped then all! However, I can't imagine any other narrator than Barbara Rosenblat; she is perfect!
although I like Diane's stories, I hated the voice over. it made it sound like everyone smoked a 6 pack of cigarettes every day. instead of seeing Goldie as an espresso drinking catering cutie, I suddenly saw her in rollers and hair pins carrying her six pack of cigarettes drinking cold coffee with whipping cream. sorry I would have enjoyed another voice.
I can't imagine anyone really enjoying it.
I have read this series for years and enjoyed it. The performance was so distracting that I cannot recommend this audio version but would refer friends instead to the text.
a different narrator. The pacing was poor. The emphasis overdone. The accent grating. It was difficult to listen to it.
The story is cute and at times, I think exceptionally portrayed. At other times it seems to go on and on with colorful descriptions that don't really factor into the story. No offense to Rosenblat, but it's a bit over-'acted.'
For those who have the time, maybe. For those who want crisp story telling, no.
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