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Publisher's Summary

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla and murder in another delectable novel by the New York Times best-selling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot.

It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It's bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiance. Then Doc Finn, best friend of Goldy's godfather Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of research he was doing at the spa, allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked.

So Goldy dons chef's whites and goes undercover at the spa. Add in the obstreperous owner, who years ago tried to sabotage Goldy's fledgling business, and she's got her hands full.

Above all, there seems to be a clever killer on the spa grounds, watching her every move. After what befell Jack, Goldy knows that she might be next. Catering weddings, and cooking low-fat food, could be killing her...literally.

©2009 Diane Mott Davidson; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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Goldie is fun, and fun is all you get

I categorize the Goldie mysteries as brain candy; fun to read, little substance. This was no exception, and I enjoyed it. Barbara Rosenblatt doesn't sound like Goldie to me, but she's always a great narrator, so no complaints.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Where's Goldie?

This is the most disappointing book in the series. Goldie isn't just flaky, she's almost unrecognizable. Her usual spunk is almost completely missing, she allows herself to be bullied by both clients and strangers, and some of the things she does -- such as the hot tub scene in the spa -- are unlike the character that's been developed throughout the series.

Some of the other characters, including the bridezilla and her mother, are two dimensional and stereotyped.

The plot is rather dull. There's very little tension in its development and consequently very little satisfaction in the resolution.

I've read/listened to all the books in the series. This one seems like something that the author just tossed together. Maybe like so many of us she's feeling the bad economy. I'll think twice about buying another book in the series, and maybe the author should think twice before writing another.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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great book

i think this book is one of her best, i also like the narrator. She is really good with that voice of hers

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  • JEAN
  • nederland, TX, United States
  • 03-16-10

GREAT LISTEN

LOVE GOLDY, CANT ASK FOR BETTER.

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Wonderful series

This is a nice addition to a wonderful series. Try the recipies at the end. They are really good!

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  • M
  • Fort worth, TX, United States
  • 05-29-09

Goldie triumphs again

I have read or listened to all of Diane Mott Davidson's books. Goldie and her cast of characters always provide an enjoyable read. I have tried many of the recipes included in the books, and they were all successes. Barbara Rosenblatt is a wonderful narrator.I look forward to each new Nevada Barr and Diane Mott Davidson book, so that I can listen to her again.

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good book

the music marking the end of chapters is annoying! the plot was good, and this time the main character did talk to the killer as much, however she does admire the killer until she is very nearly murdered. the narrator brings the characters to life. one major problem, in her first book, we are told that the money for her commercial kitchen came from her settlement for the divorce... this book says her godfather have her the money??? only one can be true.

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  • W.Denis
  • Savannah, GA, United States
  • 04-22-09

Ugh

What little this silly book has to offer is owed to the reader. I made the mistake of trying to listen to all of Barbara Rosenblatt's books but got tripped up here. Do not make the same mistake unless you think the author is really Julia Child.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Unnecessary Music

I DID NOT like the music that was at the beginning and end of every chapter. The music was not in the other stories, and I really hope it is not in the last two books. I think it would be different if music had been a part of the rest of the series. I loved the story! Goldy sure knows how to get into trouble! Love the stories and the characters....just not the music.

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Bridezilla and understatement

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Barbara brings so much life to this kisk ass series. Diane's Goldie is so much fun!

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