Goldy Bear Culinary

17 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 5,351 ratings

Catering to Nobody Publisher's Summary

Get ready for a smorgasbord of delicious suspense prepared by Goldy Bear, an irrepressible mistress of menus and amateur sleuth. Filled with a cast of colorful characters and superb recipes, Catering to Nobody is the first in a series that has made Diane Mott Davidson a best-selling author and the Queen of the Culinary Mystery.

Goldy Bear, recently divorced, has made a home for herself and her young son in scenic Aspen Valley, Colorado. There, calls for Goldilock's Catering have been steady enough to pay the bills. But when a mourner is felled by rat poison during a funeral buffet Goldy is serving, the police quickly close her business. Now it's up to Goldy to find the rat who has tainted her food and her reputation.

Diane Mott Davidson whips up a spicy mixture of cooks and crooks, and veteran narrator Barbara Rosenblat brilliantly conveys Goldy's intelligence, wit, and energy. As the mystery unfolds, its tension is sweetened by delectable recipes, including Goldy's Dream Cake, Dungeon Bars, and Honey Ginger Snaps.

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  • Book 1

    • Catering to Nobody

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 650
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 525

    Get ready for a smorgasbord of delicious suspense prepared by Goldy Bear, an irrepressible mistress of menus and amateur sleuth. Filled with a cast of colorful characters and superb recipes, Catering to Nobody is the first in a series that has made Diane Mott Davidson a best-selling author and the Queen of the Culinary Mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprises

    • By Nancy on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 2

    • Dying for Chocolate

    • Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    In Dying for Chocolate, intrepid caterer Goldy Bear has moved to the posh Aspen Meadows Country Club, where her tasty concoctions are a hit with the wealthy residents. But when her boyfriend, a local analyst, perishes in a car accident, Goldy suspects that his death has all the ingredients of a homicide.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit better than the first

    • By Farrell on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 3

    • The Cereal Murders

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Best-selling author Diane Mott Davidson has cooked up yet another tantalizing feast of murder, mystery, and mayhem. Dubbed "Queen of the Culinary Mystery" by her fans, Ms. Davidson adroitly defends her crown with this delectable offering of suspense, spiced with a dash of romance and a pinch of humor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my kind of mystery

    • By penkypoo on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 4

    • The Last Suppers

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By Carol A Comer on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 5

    • Killer Pancake

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    While catering a cosmetics company luncheon, Goldy witnesses the hit and run death of a rising young sales associate. Could the death have anything to do with the animal rights picket line in the parking lot...or with the exotic blue rose found next to the victim's body?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Killer Book

    • By Dede on 10-13-09

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 6

    • The Main Corpse

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More of What I like in a Goldy Mystery!

    • By gone2ground on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 7

    • The Grilling Season

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz’s newly secure home life is shattered when her latest client is found dead, and her violent ex-husband is the chief suspect. This first-class mystery is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for a delectable blend of heart-stopping suspense, mouth-watering menus, and wry humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • And Life Goes On

    • By Cynthia on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 8

    • Prime Cut

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Known as “the Julia Child of mystery writers,” Diane Mott Davidson cooks up gourmet culinary mysteries sure to please the most discriminating palates. Mystery connoisseurs relish her elaborate plots and fast-paced action amid scenic Colorado settings. The luscious recipes included at the end are icing on the cake. Caterer-turned sleuth Goldy Schulz has an unbelievably chaotic life, but she is uncommonly determined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Miller on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 9

    • Tough Cookie

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!!

    • By T.C. on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 10

    • Sticks and Scones

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Catering Elizabethan fare to Aspen Meadow’s elite at an authentic castle brought from England is a dream come true for Goldy. But the day of the luncheon, Goldy is rudely awakened by a shotgun blast through her living room window. As the day goes on, she finds a murder victim floating in a stream on castle property, watches someone close to her get shot, and begins to see the ghost that haunts the castle. Instead of a welcome opportunity, this job has suddenly become a waking nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book with Goldie!

    • By cynthia on 02-17-13

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 11

    • Chopping Spree

    • Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    With the outbreak of an ugly marital spat among the guests, the behavior of Barry's flighty young girlfriend, and Barry's own strange actions after the truck incident, the event is - by Goldy's standards - a catastrophe. And it's about to get worse. When she goes to pick up her check, she finds an old friend lying dead in a pile of sale shoes - stabbed with one of Goldy's new knives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Miller on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 12

    • Double Shot

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    New York Times best-selling author Diane Mott Davidson has taken readers by storm with clever mysteries filled with tantalizing plots and mouthwatering recipes. In her 12th novel, her tastiest tale yet, the ingenious storyteller whips up a rich soufflé of murder and mischief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Double Shot

    • By Val on 11-19-04

    Regular price: $21.67

  • Book 13

    • Dark Tort

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Goldy Schulz has a lucrative new gig, preparing breakfasts and conference-room snacks for a local law firm. It's time-consuming, but Goldy is enjoying it, until the night she arrives to find Dusty, the firm's paralegal, dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, enjoyed immensely

    • By Amy on 10-30-08

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 14

    • Sweet Revenge

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Goldy Schulz is thrilled to be catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library. But little does she know that on the menu, alongside the Great Expectations Grapefruit, Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie, and Bleak House Bars, is a large helping of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet is a Treat

    • By T. W. Norman on 09-13-07

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 15

    • Fatally Flaky

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Goldie is fun, and fun is all you get

    • By K.D. Keenan on 06-14-09

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 16

    • Crunch Time

    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 378

    Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up bigtrouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppymill. Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy's house isn't safe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a fun story to listen to

    • By Kathleen on 05-07-11

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 17

    • The Whole Enchilada: A Novel of Suspense

    • Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries, Book 17
    • By: Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533

    >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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST book in the entire series.

    • By ChihuahuaMomma on 09-07-13

    Regular price: $31.93