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Tough Cookie

By: Diane Mott Davidson
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
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New York Times best-selling author Diane Mott Davidson serves up tantalizing mysteries garnished with heart-stopping suspense and wry humor. In this tempting tale, caterer and sometimes sleuth Goldy Shulz proves she is one “tough cookie” as she faces threats to her business, her family, and her very life.

Everything seems to be going wrong for Goldy. The health inspector has shut down her catering business in Aspen Meadow, Colorado, due to non-standard plumbing. When she hosts a live cooking show for PBS, she drops eggshells into the cookie dough. On the way home from that humiliating experience, she finds the chairman of the State Parole Board - dead with hundred dollar bills drifting in the snow around him. Goldy’s troubles really begin, however, when the police launch a murder investigation and drag her into the middle of it.

Barbara Rosenblat’s sparkling performance ensures you’ll savor Goldy’s exciting escapades and each of her mouth-watering menus.

©2000 Diane Mott Davidson (P)2000 Recorded Books

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Great!!

I do not agree with any of the bad reviews for any books in this series. If these books were as bad as the the people who put in the reviews say they are then why are there 17 books in this series? I love these books and I will continue to recommend them to any book lover

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Always a good story

I love these books & the narrator. She’s as perfect as the stories are. Ending keeps you guessing the whole time

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💖 The Goldie Schultz Series

I’ve read & reread all the Goldie Schultz Misteries. I like the characters, they remind me of some of my real friends.
Now I like to listen to them. Linda R.’s presentation is wonderful.
Basicly, it’s a fun listen & the recipes I’ve tried are great as well!

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Recommend this book

I have listened to quite a few audiobooks in this series. I like the suspense and get tickled at the trouble she always gets in to. Recipes are great too!

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Not the best

I found myself bored with the story and wanting to listen to others. The humor that Diane Mott Davidson usually brings just isn't there, and I pride myself in reading (listening) to her books in order so I don't miss any details. I was disappointed in her last book as well but gave this one a shot. I couldn't even get through the previous one.

I try to listen to everything Barbara Rosenblat narrates, because she can make any story a thrill to listen to. She is THE best narrator I've ever listened to, but I think I'll try a new author for a bit.

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A cozy Christmas mystery with recipes

I liked this mellow mystery, including a bit of wholesome family life and seasonal recipes. The narrator has a warm, raspy voice with pleasant intonation sand expressions. I'm looking up the next one in the series and inspired to try some of the yummy meals described!

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Always love the cook!

Where does Tough Cookie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top

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

Ms Davidson did a good job keeping the plot moving along. It was fun listening as Goldie gets herself deeper in trouble. Good ending!

Which scene was your favorite?

Egg shells in the cookies.

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

Laughed in a few spots.

Any additional comments?

Ms Davidson's writing hasn't disappointed yet. Each book is as good as the last and Ms Rosenblot makes them even more enjoyable. I'll keep listening until there's no more to listen to.

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Too reckless with her life in this one...

I see from the past that this was my lowest rated Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery. The plotting and dialogue is extremely well-done, as well as the overall setting, and I adore the main protagonists. The narration is superb! But in this book, Goldy is completely reckless about putting herself in danger, and it is rather disrespectful to Tom, whom she loves so much (then act it!). She doesn't want to die yet keeps disregarding her own safety in insane ways. Aren't there more subtle ways to solve a mystery, or help solve it? The other issue is the suspects are all so very unpleasant. And finally, I grew up skiing in Colorado, before it was outrageously expensive, and I should have loved the setting, but it made me unhappy. Surely ski resort patrons and staff, they can't all be jerks? I enjoyed the cookie aspect, as always.

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Great book

Another great book. Always enjoy the fun adventures that Goldie has and how she gets out of trouble

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Goldie is too much a smart cookie

To do as many dumb things as she did in this book. This wasn’t her first rodeo. Too many mistakes with the video tape. But I liked the book and love the characters and the narrator is amazing.

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