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Publisher's Summary

Diane Mott Davidson, Queen of the Culinary Mystery, has once again constructed a clever recipe for murder and mystery. With The Last Suppers, she continues to whet her listeners' appetites both for good reading and good food.

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.

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Good Read

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.

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  • Editor
  • Columbus, OH
  • 09-27-17

Great characters and recipes.

Touching, twisting, turning, and tantalizing as the mysteries unravel with small town gossip that simmers as much as the cooking through out the story! Barbra Rosenblat narration makes you feel wrapped in the world of Goldie Bear and participating not just listening.

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Great story!

Another triumph, well done! I can't wait to listen to the next! Great Listen :-)

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Love this Series

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This series so far has held my attention. I love Goldie and her approach to life and look forward to future readings of her books.

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Great to listen to in the car!

If you could sum up The Last Suppers in three words, what would they be?

Very good listen, really enjoyed the characters and story. Don't read expecting it to be realistic but fun.

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  • Terry
  • Wilmington, NC, United States
  • 10-19-13

Another favorite author thanks to my cousin

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Suppers to be better than the print version?

I've become addicted to audio books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too many favorites to pick just one.

What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

For me, she is Goldy. Couldn't imagine anyone else reading these books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All the books hold my interest until the very end.

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  • Oma
  • Canada
  • 03-25-13

Didn't Grab Me

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I will just say that the lead up to the ending was what disappointed me, so the ending was a non starter.

Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

I like them all. She has a very malleable, expressive voice.

Could you see The Last Suppers being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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A little heavy on the doctrine, but a great listen

Would you listen to The Last Suppers again? Why?

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.

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

It did. There was sufficient action, mystery and food to keep me happy and waiting for the next chapter to start.

Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

I think I liked her performance of the eventually discovered murderer the best- no spoilers, though!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I want to listen to every book all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Jacquelyn
  • ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States
  • 08-20-12

Good, humorous book, but moves a bit too slow.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Needs a bit more action and a few less new characters.

Would you recommend The Last Suppers to your friends? Why or why not?

No. The plot moved too slowly.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved development of the characters. A good description of each character, including the humorous side.

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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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good book

good storyline, good plot. still not buying the psychology degree. the main character has several discussions with the killer, notes the killers off behavior, but never suspects them... way to read people. while I did not guess who had done it until the last clue, I did not have a relationship with the killer to look back on. the narrator brought the characters to life.