The Last Suppers (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, Book 4)
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The Last Suppers (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #4)

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It should be the happiest day of Goldy thecaterer's life. After years of putting the disaster ofher first marriage behind her, she has finallyfound the courage to love again. Soon she'll bewalking down the aisle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church towed the man of her dreams, Tom Schulz, a homicidedetective who shares Goldy's passions forpreparing food and solving crimes.

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Published September 1st 2003 by New Millennium (GB) (first published October 1st 1994)
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Jun 05, 2013 Erin rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Recommended to Erin by: My mother recommended the series to me.

Only a few pages in and I'm already super annoyed with this book. 1) It is being super religious. 2)I find it super annoying that Goldy is all upset about what she is wearing on the day of her wedding. I'm sorry, I don't know any bride who takes shit from anyone. It is YOUR day, YOU choose what to wear, so no one, not even the church can tell you that you have to wear a suit or a hat. To me it seemed like unnecessary drama from the writer just to create drama for dramas sak...more
A chum of mine, who is a reader of the annual General Ordination Examinations of the Episcopal Church, recommended this book to me, knowing that I am a member of the General Board of Examining Chaplains, the group that writes the exam. The author, Diane Mott Davidson, was for many years a member of the Board of Examining Chaplains of the Diocese of Colorado. Eventually, she would set one of her culinary murder mysteries in and around an Episcopal Church. As a bonus, Goldy Bear -- the caterer-det...more
#4 in the Goldy Bear culinary mystery series set in a small Colorado town just outside of Denver. This follows the series plot pattern: Goldy finds herself involved with murder while operating her catering business and tries to solve the murder thereby involving herself in life threatening situations, ignoring advice from the police and friends, and just doing what she feels needs to be done whenever it occurs to her while on the way to solving the mystery.

In this story, Goldy's wedding day is i...more
Goldy and Tom are getting married. I've been listening to these books all out of order. I just listen to whatever is on the shelf at the library when I'm there so all the other books I've "read" of hers are after Goldy and Tom are married. It was fun to read an earlier book to see how they got there. My biggest complaint in this book is how often Goldy referred to her fiance, her love, as "Tom Shultz" who talks about their fiance using their full name? That was weird. Maybe it wouldn't have been...more
Light, easy read. I am tempted to say that there was a little too much religion in this one, but seeing how dysfunctional it was kept it all in check.

Tried the cinnamon roll recipe. It was good, but not spectacular. Looking forward to trying some of the cookie recipes.
Ellen Moore
Number 4 in the Goldy the caterer mystery series was a little different from the first 3. It had a lot about problems between groups that disagreed (on about everything) in Goldy's church and about the church's doctrines. It also dealt with Goldy's and Tom's planned wedding and whether it would take place. Goldy did her usual investigating of several crimes but was hampered by several personal injuries and problems. This one seemed more difficult and frustrating than the other books I have read...more
This is the wedding day of Goldy and her love, Tom Schultz. What could go wrong? As with all things involving Goldy.....everything. The priest who is supposed to marry Goldy is murdered and Tom is missing.
In Goldy's Episicipal church, there are many factions of people who believe different things. Some want the good old fashioned service and some people want a newer type of service. The young priest who was going to do the service for Goldy and Tom was of the newer type service. Could others...more
Although I've read most of Diane Mott Davidson's culinary mysteries, I realized when cruising through a book sale that I had missed at least one. The main characters in this series are Goldy Bear, a caterer, and her guy Tom Schulz, a homicide detective. The Last Suppers begins on the day of Goldy and Tom's wedding. Goldy is jittery as Tom and the priest are late. When Tom calls, Goldy realizes that there will not be a wedding today as Father Olson has been murdered. The police speed to the the m...more
Goldy Bear of Goldilocks Catering is pulling double duty as the story opens -- as the bride and the caterer of her own wedding. All that's missing is the groom -- literally. When the officiating priest is murdered in his own home and groom-to-be Tom Schulz disappears mid-investigation, the wedding is put on hold and parishioners at Goldy's church begin to wonder if the flowers should be reserved for the priest's funeral...and perhaps Tom's.

Not one to let something like a missing groom stand in t...more
S. J.
Aug 17, 2013 S. J. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans, people interested in Culinary, people looking for easy and fun read
Recommended to S. by: Library; Series
*4.6 Stars*

Scorecard: (Out of 10)
* Quality of Writing - 9
* Pace - 9
* Plot development - 9
* Characters - 10
* Enjoyability - 9
* Insightfulness - 9
* Ease of Reading - 10
* Photos/Illustrations - NA
Final Score: 65/70 = 93%

My Review of Catering to Nobody: Book One

My Review of Dying for Chocolate: Book Two

The Cereal Murders: Book Three

*The Gush*

Simply put, I was not prepared for this book. I’d been looking forward to Goldy and Tom getting together since…a third of the way through book one and it’s...more
Goldy is at the church waiting for her wedding to begin when she receives that shocking news that the priest was found murdered and her fiance Tom Shultz has been injured and abducted. In the beginning the police bring Goldy into the investigation to see what information she could provide, but when nothing emerges and the police do not update her she takes action. Throughout the story Goldy finds comfort in cooking (most recipes in this story are from Tom's recipe box) which gives readers some n...more
At long last, the much anticipated wedding of Goldy Bear and Tom Schulz and the church she grew up in. Interestingly enough, Goldy is also catering the affair, with Julian's help, of course, as she struggles to meet the expectations of the wedding director and also make sure the food is prepped and set up on time. The moment approaches with no groom and no pastor. Goldy gets a call from Tom saying Pastor Olsen called him out to his house for a ride to the wedding due to car trouble and when Tom...more
Ana T.
Well after having voiced my worries that this series wasn't really as good as I was hoping for in my review of the last book I decided to pick this one from the TBR pile and see how it went.

It should be the happiest day of Goldy the caterer's life. After years of putting the disaster of her first marriage behind her, she has finally found the courage to love again. Soon she'll be walking down the aisle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church to wed the man of her dreams, Tom Schulz, a homicide detective...more
Sarah Sammis
The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson is the fourth in the Goldy Bear Catering mystery series. If these books were a television series, The Last Suppers would have been the season finale and suffers from the same mistakes that many a season finale make.

Goldy and Tom are finally getting married. Except that when Goldy walks down the aisle, Tom is no where to be seen! Shortly after that, a priest ends up dead. When Tom still hasn't appeared, it becomes painfully apparent that Tom has been kidnap...more
I actually read this in print instead of listening to it, which was a nice break from Barbara Rosenblat's totally miscast reading. No one in these books ever has reasonable responses to anything, which is totally aggravating, but not so much that I can't keep reading. Goldy drives me nuts as she constantly ignores comment sense and direct orders to try to "help" the police, but this is how the story moves forward. (As one character says to Goldy, "We can't solve this murder if we keep having to...more
Tabby Kat
Caterer Goldy Bear's wedding would have been perfect except for two minor problems--the priest is killed shortly before the wedding and her fianc{‚}e, homicide detective Tom Schulz, is kidnapped from the scene of the crime. Frustrated with waiting for updates from the police, Goldy attempts to find out who ruined her wedding. Is the killer the organist, recently fired by the priest? Or the disgruntled theology student snubbed by the ordination board? Sandwiched between the suspense and Goldy's 1...more
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Personally, if the priest was killed the day of my wedding, I would have took it as a bad omen. Goldy, as per usual, takes the chaos much better than could normally be expected in The Last Suppers. She was also a dealing with a kidnapped fiance that she is determined to save even if she has no solid leads and no reason to believe she is anything other than a distraction to the investigation. The Last Suppers is more hectic and frantic than most Goldy Culinary Mysteries and the emotions shown in...more
Rita Chaney
This was a fun read. Plus, with Diane Mott Davidson, you always get some great recipes along with the mystery. This food-related story of intrigue is extra-special because the main character who is caterer, Goldy Bear, has finally found a new man and is planning to marry him. But as always, something unsolved gets in Goldy's path toward the calm life she seeks. I enjoyed this fun, foodie novel.
Did not care for this installment at ALL. For such a high-octane premise -- Tom goes missing while Goldy waits at the altar! - this turned out to be dull as can be. Also, while I acknowledge that religious organizations are indeed rife with office politics, gossip, and backstabbing, I really didn't want to spend the entire book learning about the ins and outs of the Episcopalian church. Hoping the next one is better!
I don't like it when people are held captive, whether it's on TV or in a book I'm reading. Someone killed a priest, and then took Goldy's fiancé away on the day their wedding was supposed to take place. I was probably just as anxious as Goldy was while she was trying to find Schultz. But she eventually found him and they were married.
This book gave me a better idea of who-done-it... or at least i was trying to guess it, where as i hadn't previously. I had it down to about 4 - though it seemed that maybe there might be accomplices. I did struggle with keeping all the pastors straight... i should really start writing it down as i read. This one, Goldy didn't have the killer in her head when she drove down somewhere to save the day... she just suddenly figured out HOW to figure out who it was... much more realistic. However, th...more
This is the first of her books I have gotten to read and I was really surprised at how fast I read it. It was funny as well as keeping glued to my seat to see who the killer was. I'll have to start with the first book now to read them in order.
Scarlett Gibb
Best one so far

The best of the series so far. Missed Tom but the ending was great and I thought the mystery was the best. the clues were there but not too easy. Very well done.
This book had to many characters and made it hard to follow. Plus a lot of it took place in a church, which I don't know much about so it made it a bit confusing.
Not my favorite in this series so far, but still very interested in the storyline. Interesting how much hinged on "modern" technology like fax machines and answering machines. Slow in places, but still a good story.
Goldy Bear, caterer, divorced.
Helps solve crimes.
She is getting married but her detective groom is missing and the priest murdered.
Good story.
Another fun blend of culinary intrigue, centering around the murder of the priest who is to officiate for the wedding ceremony of Tom and Goldy.

Lots of funny drama between the church members and ecclesial officials. A little less involvement from Arch and Julian, but still nice to have the family dynamic as a feature.

I thought the resolution of finding Tom was a little sudden, but still really enjoyed the fun read.

FYI ... I read a different version than what this cover displays. Ironically, the...more
Jane Rutherford
A bit more engaging than the earlier books from the series. Lots of activity around an Episcopal church. Found those interactions with the various parishioners and clergy interesting.
The victim in this book was a priest, therefore the mystery revolved around the church Goldy attends. As a result the book contained a LOT of religious terminology and references, and since I am not Episcopalian I sometimes found it a little difficult to follow. I didn't really understand the different players in the church, what their hierarchy was, etc. so that made it hard for me to play along and guess whodunit. Still, the book was enjoyable and I will read more in this series since the othe...more
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New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson wrote three novels before one was accepted for publication—when she was 41. She has since written 14 more mysteries, all featuring Goldy the caterer. In addition, she has written short stories and poetry for various publications. Davidson has won the Anthony Award from Bouchercon, and has been nominated for the Agatha, another Anthony, and the...more
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