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Double Shot (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #12)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  9,870 Ratings  ·  315 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson has taken readers by storm with clever mysteries filled with tantalizing plots and mouthwatering recipes. In her twelfth novel -- her tastiest tale yet -- the ingenious storyteller whips up a rich souffle of murder and mischief.

The governor of Colorado has commuted the prison sentence of Goldy Schulz's ultra-handsome, u
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 19th 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2004)
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Donna Davis
Psssh. Desperation drove me to try this series; sometimes I am looking for a light, cuddle-up-by-the-fire type of book that doesn't require the intensive attention of, say, The Pentagon Papers. Well, I found light and fluffy, all right, but this book is light enough for its very premise to blow away with the first breeze. What was I thinking? What kind of air-head (besides me) buys a novel in which the police cannot possibly solve the crime, but hey, the caterer can whip up great food, drop a re ...more
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Okay, this is my last one. Yes, I'm finally done with these books. Her ex-husband is back? Why? Couldn't he have been killed in prison in the shower while being a bitch? I guess that doesn't happen in these books.

Goldy is now being targeted for death, again. Seriously, how can she not be dead yet? I would have killed her. Don't even have to pay me to do it!
Oct 03, 2012 Peggy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: co-cozy-myster
I have had enough of this. Goldy is all about Goldy and as far as I'm concerned, I would so move out of Aspen Meadows, maybe even the state of Colorado!
She puts everyone she comes into contact with in danger, she has NO regard for her family and friends let alone the police.
I would not like to live where the Police Dept. gives out important info to a caterer yet kick her husband (A cop) off cases. She seems to feel that she is above the law and only SHE can solve the case.
I lost all my pity for
Jul 22, 2013 Leslie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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I am a big fan of the Goldy Bear catering mysteries, although I must confess it's been a while since I've read one, and she's published two books since I last read her work! In this offering, Goldy is the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-husband, the Jerk, and I for one was cheering, as I was a bit tired of the Jerk showing up in every single book and being such a pain in the rear end.

I thoroughly enjoyed Double Shot, although there was a LOT of death in it, including the death of the town'
Jul 11, 2016 L8blmr rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am glad this was a quick, easy read, more or less, because it was not one of my favorites. SO many questions, whodunits, red herrings, as well as seemingly endless times that Goldy is breathless, in pain, dizzy, or worse, none of which stops her from interfering in yet another investigation. I did not enjoy her at all in this story. I believe I already have the next book in the series, and I will read it, but if the lead character does not become more tolerable and likable in the next story, I ...more
Amy Lyn
Aug 15, 2011 Amy Lyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first thought when I started reading this book was that Goldy should be severely handicapped by now with all the head injuries she's had. But, I was pleasantly surprised with the twist and turns this title took and that it dug a bit deeper than the previous book. I was also happy to see she actually did something about Arch's bad behavior. Not too fluffy and definitely the best so far.
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I always enjoy these books but they put pounds on my bottom! I've tried several of the recipes and loved them.
Feb 06, 2011 Eileen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
This cozy mystery had me thinking of Jessica Fletcher and Cabot Cove, Maine. Goldy Shulz like Jessica seems to attract trouble and watch out anyone who is around either of them you may be next. The murder rate in Cabot Cove and Aspen Meadow must be astronomical. They are always in the midst of things and they work it all out in the end. Goldy has a family though which plays rather heavily in what happens. Her storyline moves forward where Jessica's is always the same.
Goldy was in fine form in D
Picked up this series again because reading a quickie perks up my reading interest. This cozy mystery about Goldy the caterer was especially fun with The Jerk & the family drama!
Apr 22, 2015 Kip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I'm going to be adding some audio books. I've started listening to them during my daily commute, maby 1:45 in the car total, so 90 minutes of storytelling each day.

I got a collection of audio books off a local Facebook group, so some things I probably wouldn't have bought.

Like this one. It was actually entertaining enough for driving but I'm not in search of the author for additional tales. Might be good for cooks or harder-core foodies.

* Couldn't finish
** I had nothing else to do
*** Passed t
Nov 30, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story with one dead man, too many suspects with too many motives. That’s what happens when one person invokes anger in pretty much everyone he knows. Goldy is the first suspect as it was her gun but as the story unfolds we as readers find out there were loads of people gunning for him.
Mixed in with murder and mayhem was a lot of cooking. I gain ten pounds reading her books but I can’t resist. I found a who and why done it compelling as it keeps me on my t
Jul 27, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When her ex-husband was murdered the police suspected Goldy. Come to find out, lots of people did not like her ex!
Sep 02, 2009 Cinda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This book read like a soap opera. I didn't appreciate the tone at all. I didn't realize the book was part of series until after I started reading and the frequent--and totally unexplained--references to a back-story made that evident. The characterization seemed a little weak, many of the personalities exaggerated--or sterotyped. I didn't feel like there was a real conclusion in the book; it just . . . ended. There are recipes in the back of the book, but not being the kind of person who loves t ...more
Priscilla Herrington
I've read Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Bear Schulz mysteries on and off for many years. Davidson has created a interesting main character, surrounded by a cast of familiar characters, enlivened by new faces which may or may not reappear in some future story. While all of the characters are a bit over the top in various ways, Davidson has developed their personalities and back stories to create a plausible cast for the current problem. I enjoy that everyone has grown a bit from book to book, espec ...more
Apr 13, 2016 Marty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
. A good mystery. Another food genre mystery, but with more style and substance than most others. Goldy Schultz, professional caterer, is finally in a happy marriage to Tom, a policeman; her son is beginning to come out of his shell and assume responsibility -- then her abusive first husband, Dr. J.R. Korman (better known as “the jerk”) has had his sentence commuted and is released from prison. He comes back to town with money and bravado. He parades girlfriends around and drops them at will. Go ...more
Lori Robinett
This was the first book I've ready by Diane Mott Davidson. I enjoyed it. Interesting setup, easy to follow even though I hadn't read the previous books with Goldy as the main character. Goldy was a believable character, and the integration of food/cooking was a fun layer to the story. Goldy's best friend Marla was a bit over the top and one-dimensional. I would've enjoyed the story more if she were more involved - it seemed like it would've been a fun girlfriend story when it first started. My o ...more
Jacki Bell
Mar 21, 2016 Jacki Bell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disturbed by some of the negative reviews I've seen... This IS a cuddle up murder mystery, recipes included! Perhaps they didn't read the synopsis of this book describing just this sort of light read. This book is fiction! It's as fiction as Murder She Wrote's JB Fletcher, author solving crimes. Could include Dukes of Hazard crime fighters, Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew, Miss Marple and Koko & Yum Yum of "The Cat Who...." Series. All not law enforcers solving crimes & murder mysteries. To ...more
Aug 07, 2013 Sara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Last week it was a religious murder mystery and this week it's a cooking murder mystery. What the hell is going on in publishing?
Feb 01, 2016 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
I've enjoyed Diane Mott Davidson for years! Some folks call her mysteries "fluffy" and that's fine; if I want something a little "grittier", if that's a word, I go to Anne Perry.

For me, Davidson, provides an enjoyable mystery with a flawed character who's made her way through an abusive marriage, raised her son to try to respect his father even though he's a despicable person and not turn the son against him. And then there's the descriptions of the food when she caters event and recipes she wo
Jan 15, 2009 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very captivating cozy with humor involved. If you like cozies and recipes, I highly recommend.
Feb 04, 2009 Michelegg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good Goldy mystery. Lots of yummy food and a good tale. I enjoyed this one.
Jun 28, 2010 Drebbles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007
When caterer Goldy Schulz is attacked and her food deliberately spoiled while catering a funeral lunch, she suspects her attacker was her ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman, who was recently released from jail. While Goldy is concerned that someone is trying to sabotage her business, she is also worried about her husband, Tom, who has been depressed ever since he lost a case and a guilty defendant was let free. And then there is health inspector Roger Mannis who is making Goldy's life very diff ...more
Jul 16, 2015 Syrdarya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goldy is on her way to cater a funeral luncheon when she is attacked and then she discovers that her luncheon has been sabotaged. She suspects her ex-husband of attacking her, but by the end of the day the police consider Goldy the main suspect in a murder investigation, and they think she may have set up the attack and sabotage as part of her scheme.

This book provides resolution to the long-standing issue of Goldy's acrimonious relationship with her ex-husband, John Richard Korman. The author d
Elle Lothlorien
Sep 08, 2012 Elle Lothlorien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery lovers, chefs, locals
Recommended to Elle by: no one, I found it while browsing at the library
Diane Mott Davidson's ongoing mystery series features warm and wacky entrepreneur Goldy Schultz. Goldy, who catches murderers with the same fervent focus she uses to whip up her daily quadruple-shot cappuccinos, runs a home-based catering business in the mythical mountain town of Aspen Grove, Colorado.

A formerly battered wife, and mother of a sulky teenage son, Goldy is truly an inspirational character in modern fiction. This yoga-practicing, espresso chugging caterer is strong (who wouldn't be
S. J.
Sep 16, 2013 S. J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans, people interested in Culinary, people looking for easy and fun read ; fans of series
Recommended to S. by: Library; Series
Review of Catering to Nobody: Book One

Review of Dying for Chocolate: Book Two

Review of The Cereal Murders: Book Three

Reveiew of The Last Suppers: Book Four

Review of Killer Pancake: Book Five

Review of The Main Corpse: Book Six

Review of The Grilling Season: Book Seven

Review of Prime Cut: Book Eight

Review of Tough Cookie: Book Nine

Review of Sticks & Scones: Book Ten

Review of Chopping Spree: Book Eleven

Unfortunately, due to circumstances discussed in the above reviews, I will not be able to give
Feb 19, 2008 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson has taken readers by storm with clever mysteries filled with tantalizing plots and mouthwatering recipes. In her twelfth novel — her tastiest tale yet — the ingenious storyteller whips up a rich soufflé of murder and mischief. The governor of Colorado has commuted the prison sentence of Goldy Schulz’s ultra-handsome, ultra-charming, ultra-wealthy, ultra-venal ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman, otherwise known to Goldy as the Jerk. He’s rele ...more
I wish I could give this book higher marks since karma finally catches up with the Jerk. I mean, I realize he's gotten himself in jail twice, but still.

But one thing really bugged me. One of the motivations in the books revolves around a crime happening to a minor in the hospital and a nurse saying nothing because - to paraphrase "back then doctors were untouchable and the only one who would lose their job was the staff member who reported it." Which is complete BS because that "waaaay back the
Jul 21, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goldy has been married to police detective, Tom Schultz, for 2 years.
Her ex-husband saves the life a guard in prison and as a result the governor of Colorado commutes his prison sentence. Not everyone is thrilled to have "the jerk" back in society. In fact, he is murdered and since Goldy's gun is found at the scene, she is one of the chief suspects.
Goldy, of course, is out there trying to solve the murder.....much to the displeasure of the police and her husband.
Book contains interesting
Ellen Moore
Jul 03, 2014 Ellen Moore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book--probably one of the best I have read in the Goldy series. There were several things to rejoice about--primarily that "the Jerk" is dead, the wicked jerk is dead! Goldy didn't go off half cocked in her investigation as much as usual, and she had made a prior attempt to deal with Arch's rude behavior by changing his school. There were some twists and surprises in the outcome. Overall, I enjoyed the book. The characters were created well, and the plot moved at a good pace ...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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Other Books in the Series

A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1)
  • Dying for Chocolate (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #2)
  • The Cereal Murders (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #3)
  • The Last Suppers (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #4)
  • Killer Pancake (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #5)
  • The Main Corpse (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #6)
  • The Grilling Season (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #7)
  • Prime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8)
  • Tough Cookie (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #9)
  • Sticks & Scones (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #10)

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