Crunch Time (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #16)
“A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”
“The Julia Child of mystery writers.”
—Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
No one cooks up a tastier stew of murder, mystery, and mayhem than New York Times bestselling author Diana Mott Davidson. Entertainment Weekly calls her “today’s foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit.” And now it’s Crunch Tim...more
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In this one though there are many troubles. One is that it is too long. Two, the plot is very confused with too many cases going on at once. There are puppy mills, stalking, stolen jewelry, an affair, a murder, unexpected wealth a ...more
First of all was the length. I'm prepared to spend two to three hundred pages. This one, including recipes at the end, is 471 pages. Okay, I'm a ...more
Goldy is always meddling in things that are not her business. I am used to that.
This book aggravated me because she seemed to be willing to place her son and the rest of her family in jeapordy by having women, living in her home, that had been burned out of their two previous homes. I don't care how much she loved her friend, a mother, a parent would think of the safety of ther child and of the home where the child lives. Common sense tells me that there HAD TO BE another way to p ...more
This time, Yolanda and her great aunt are displaced wh ...more
My review this week is called Crunch Time, written by Diane Mott Davidson. Her main character is Goldy Schulz, who’s a caterer by trade. You know how you’ve heard of the term “comfort food” for people who are ...more
Goldy is continually surrounded by the wealthy, but exists to serve them, not be them. It's a point of view that always remains intact and fresh, and ...more
Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz returns in another tasty and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble 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 ...more
Davidson's main character, Goldy Schulz, is a caterer married to a police officer. She always finds herself involved in some kind of caper which inevitably leads to a body. While Goldy tries to unravel the mystery, she cooks. Sometimes by herself, sometimes with other cooks/friends, and sometimes with her beleaguered husband. Davidson's love of cook ...more
When Yolanda loses her job when the spa restaurant is shut down for sprinkling their guests' food with cocaine—they thought the guests would think the spa was the reason for their extra energy and spirit, Goldy hires her as a precautionary measure against Tom's advice.
Then Yolanda's roommate, Ernest, is murdered, his house is burnt down, and Yolanda is blaming her ex-b ...more
I'll start by saying that I did enjoy reading this book. It was a fast read and I found myself very entertained. I have never read another book by this author before and the lighthearted writing style was easy to read.
I did feel like there were too many sub plots going on at the same time. I found myself lost in the details a few times, however never saw the end coming. I couldn't actually guess how this was going to end, which is a good thin ...more
Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them t ...more