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She has been called "the Julia Child of mystery writers." Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five-star helping of suspense. When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion-dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high-stakes world where someone is out to She has been called "the Julia Child of mystery writers." Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five-star helping of suspense. When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion-dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high-stakes world where someone is out to make a killing.... Goldy, owner of Goldilocks' Catering, barely weathered a disastrous spring in which relentless rains and driving snow put a real damper on her business. But now, thanks to her best friend, Marla, the Colorado caterer is suddenly cooking up a storm...lovingly preparing Crab Quesadillas, Tomato-Brie Pie, and Gold Foil-Wrapped Fudge Bars for her wealthy new client, Prospect Financial Partners. The Prospect Partners' financial whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who is personally managing Marla's money, have hired Goldy to prepare a sumptuous party to kick off their latest venture: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. Anxious to take advantage of a golden opportunity, Goldy arrives at the mine site early, loaded down with goodies. Yet just when she thinks she can relax, all hell breaks loose--and the main culprit is Marla. Her best friend is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when, several days later, Albert ends up missing, it looks as if Marla was right. Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy's best friend as if she had committed a crime? And how can Goldy keep her fourteen-year-old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making matters worse? As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up hot, fragrant Sour Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she finds herself drawn into a most unusual situation of missing partners, stolen millions, and multiple homicides. And only when Goldy can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will she be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend's dearest asset--her life. From the Paperback edition.


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She has been called "the Julia Child of mystery writers." Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five-star helping of suspense. When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion-dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high-stakes world where someone is out to She has been called "the Julia Child of mystery writers." Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five-star helping of suspense. When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion-dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high-stakes world where someone is out to make a killing.... Goldy, owner of Goldilocks' Catering, barely weathered a disastrous spring in which relentless rains and driving snow put a real damper on her business. But now, thanks to her best friend, Marla, the Colorado caterer is suddenly cooking up a storm...lovingly preparing Crab Quesadillas, Tomato-Brie Pie, and Gold Foil-Wrapped Fudge Bars for her wealthy new client, Prospect Financial Partners. The Prospect Partners' financial whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who is personally managing Marla's money, have hired Goldy to prepare a sumptuous party to kick off their latest venture: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. Anxious to take advantage of a golden opportunity, Goldy arrives at the mine site early, loaded down with goodies. Yet just when she thinks she can relax, all hell breaks loose--and the main culprit is Marla. Her best friend is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when, several days later, Albert ends up missing, it looks as if Marla was right. Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy's best friend as if she had committed a crime? And how can Goldy keep her fourteen-year-old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making matters worse? As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up hot, fragrant Sour Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she finds herself drawn into a most unusual situation of missing partners, stolen millions, and multiple homicides. And only when Goldy can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will she be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend's dearest asset--her life. From the Paperback edition.

30 review for The Main Corpse

  1. 5 out of 5

    James

    Book Review 4 of 5 stars to The Main Corpse, the 6th of 17 books in the "Goldy Bear Shultz Culinary" cozy mystery series, written in 1996 by Diane Mott Davidson. In this release, Goldy must protect her best friend Marla from a potential financial scheme and possible murder. They say "money is the root of all evil," and sometimes, it is true. I'm not sure where that saying originated (perhaps something to research!), but it's definitely accurate in this delectable cozy mystery. Marla, Book Review 4 of 5 stars to The Main Corpse, the 6th of 17 books in the "Goldy Bear Shultz Culinary" cozy mystery series, written in 1996 by Diane Mott Davidson. In this release, Goldy must protect her best friend Marla from a potential financial scheme and possible murder. They say "money is the root of all evil," and sometimes, it is true. I'm not sure where that saying originated (perhaps something to research!), but it's definitely accurate in this delectable cozy mystery. Marla, Goldy's best friend, who has inherited and made a significant amount of money over the years, is looking to invest it in something new. When Marla mixes business with pleasure, Goldy warns her to be careful, but it ends up too late. Marla is accused of causing her boyfriend's disappearance and then additional murders. Goldy uses her culinary skills to try and solve the case (by baking delicious meals for the financial firm, of course), hoping to clear Marla and make some money herself... Though I love these books, and I totally understand why not, wouldn't it just be easier if Marla gave Goldy some money and they focused only on cooking -- and not trying to pay the bills and track criminals? But then where would we be... I enjoy cozy mysteries and this particular one is an example of why. It's well-rounded, has some fun crimes to solve, delicious recipes and memorable characters. When I need a few hours of respite, away from work or the other stresses of life, curling up on the couch or in bed with some down-home, friendly people, putting my brain to a little bit of a welcome challenge, and immersing myself in someone else's world, things somehow look rosier when I'm done. And this is one of those series that although there are a few weak books, for the most part a good 85% of them are either good or great stories. Certainly not a thriller or suspense series by any nature, but still a good mystery with several criminals and a few fun side stories with interesting characters. About Me For those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. For once I thought that Goldy wasn't going to do anything too over-the-top ridiculous and then I got to page 197 (adobe ebook version). I know I just need to get over it and suspend all disbelief when I read these books, but I still hold on to some shred of hope that Goldy's actions will be based somewhat on reality. In this case, she, General Bo and her son Arch hold up an ambulance, "kidnap" Marla from it (she had been arrested but on her way to the hospital due to a risky idea of Goldy's), th For once I thought that Goldy wasn't going to do anything too over-the-top ridiculous and then I got to page 197 (adobe ebook version). I know I just need to get over it and suspend all disbelief when I read these books, but I still hold on to some shred of hope that Goldy's actions will be based somewhat on reality. In this case, she, General Bo and her son Arch hold up an ambulance, "kidnap" Marla from it (she had been arrested but on her way to the hospital due to a risky idea of Goldy's), throw away the gun of law enforcement, allegedly knocks out another law enforcement officer and track down a murderer. Why her husband puts up with her condescending attitude towards him or even condones her law-breaking, I'm not sure, but it baffles this reader. Aside from the craziness, the story was an interesting one and while I did figure out the murderer fairly early on, there were some good twists and turns. Not to mention, I must try the cherry coffee cake recipe - it looks amazing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Well, if this book is anything to go by, this year will be a great year for me, reading wise! Diane Mott Davidson wrote an amazing book with the perfect amount of suspense mixed with mystery. Simply, wonderful!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Hank Gillette

    I thought this series was okay, if not my favorite, before I got to this book. When the protagonist commits multiple felonies that were completely unnecessary (in my opinion), and there are no consequences for her actions, that is just too much for me. This is the last book of the series that I read. I won’t be back.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marythios (AkaSusanne )

    Goldy caters a party at an old gold mine for an investment firm, she has no idea her best friend will eventually be accused of murder. The hosts of the party want to celebrate the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine and convince their investors they'll all make a fortune. Marla and Goldy are not convinced the gold mine deal is legitimate. One of the business partner has already died and then another seemingly runs away with the investors' money. When Marla is charged with the murder of Tony, the Goldy caters a party at an old gold mine for an investment firm, she has no idea her best friend will eventually be accused of murder. The hosts of the party want to celebrate the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine and convince their investors they'll all make a fortune. Marla and Goldy are not convinced the gold mine deal is legitimate. One of the business partner has already died and then another seemingly runs away with the investors' money. When Marla is charged with the murder of Tony, the third partner and her current boyfriend, Goldy hatches a wild plan to clear her friend's name. As Goldy cooks her way through her latest adventure, she prepares a number of delicious recipes, tries to befriend Arch's new dog and depends on husband, Tom for his unconditional love and support. There is some humor sprinkled and weaved throughout the story. I will continue to read this series and author.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Now I understand that when you read this genre, you have to take a giant step away from reality, but when a caterer kidnaps a jail inmate while she is being transported to a medical facility – not all should be forgiven just because your husband is a member of the local police department. That really was my only complaint about this book. I enjoy Goldy Schultz and the crazy antics that she gets herself into. Really, who else is called to cater a company luncheon in an old mine that four wheel dri Now I understand that when you read this genre, you have to take a giant step away from reality, but when a caterer kidnaps a jail inmate while she is being transported to a medical facility – not all should be forgiven just because your husband is a member of the local police department. That really was my only complaint about this book. I enjoy Goldy Schultz and the crazy antics that she gets herself into. Really, who else is called to cater a company luncheon in an old mine that four wheel drive vehicles have a hard time getting to but her old trusty catering van has no trouble with. Goldy really does have the golden touch, not just with food, but apparently with terrain also. Goldy’s best friend Marla is now out of the hospital after suffering a heart attack and has invested in the Eurydice Gold Mine. On a deeper look, boyfriend Tony Royce and financial advisor Albert Lipscomb may have something to hide. When a fraud is discovered and the partners are missing, Goldy rushes to her friend’s aid, but this time Goldy may have gone too far and has managed to put not only herself, but her loved ones as well, in great danger. In this book, you will say goodbye to one character and hello to another. I will miss one, who always brought a smile to my face and will I withhold judgment on the new addition. There is real potential in this young man, but we will see where Ms Davison goes with him. Once again, I suggest that you start this series from the beginning so you can appreciate all the quirks that are Goldy. She is quite an endearing character, and one that you will enjoy coming back to time and time again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lisa B.

    Of all the cozy mysteries that I listen to, this is my favorite.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Laarin

    Been a while since I have read a book in this series. I forgot how much I enjoy them.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lesley Looper

    This book was a good distraction from real life, especially the news of late. Still, I'm surprised by how much trouble Goldy chooses to get into, especially considering she's married to someone in the Sheriff's department

  10. 5 out of 5

    Terah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Although I did like this one more than The Last Suppers I did have a small issue with it. Goldy goes completely rouge in this one. For what ever reason that bothered me. It was kinda slow moving up until the point of the book where she breaks Marla out of jail. The whole book seemed kinda all over the place....very manic....which I guess makes sense because the whole thing with Marla being accused of murder is making Goldy crazy. I felt better after she called Tom that morning after being in the Although I did like this one more than The Last Suppers I did have a small issue with it. Goldy goes completely rouge in this one. For what ever reason that bothered me. It was kinda slow moving up until the point of the book where she breaks Marla out of jail. The whole book seemed kinda all over the place....very manic....which I guess makes sense because the whole thing with Marla being accused of murder is making Goldy crazy. I felt better after she called Tom that morning after being in the Hardcastle place. It was like an anchor was dropped. It kinda upset me that Goldy just took off and left without any regard for anything. With that being said, I thought the ending was kinda badass. Love how Goldy went after Tony with the shovel.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christina

    A WONDERFUL BOOK!!!! I love the characters in this series!! They really feel like family to me!!!! I just couldn't believe that Marla got duped in this one. She just doesn't seem like someone that would take a bunch of bull off of anyone. I can't wait to read more in the series!!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Fitzgibbons

    I've read several of these murder mysteries with recipes in the past. I found the earlier ones more enjoyable than this one. I didn't solve the mystery faster than Goldie bear (I usually don't), but I think I will try the recipe for Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake that was included here. Who can't use a good coffee cake recipe?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    Really?!? The main character is a moron. Spoilers below, and some really irritated language because, wow, this was just so dumb. It started out ok. Great, she's a caterer, overhears some stuff and is peripherally involved in a scam and disappearance and does some investigating because that's what caterers do in mystery novels. I can certainly suspend my disbelief this far. But when her friend is arrested and is in jail for all of three hours and the caterer freaks out and decides she must break h Really?!? The main character is a moron. Spoilers below, and some really irritated language because, wow, this was just so dumb. It started out ok. Great, she's a caterer, overhears some stuff and is peripherally involved in a scam and disappearance and does some investigating because that's what caterers do in mystery novels. I can certainly suspend my disbelief this far. But when her friend is arrested and is in jail for all of three hours and the caterer freaks out and decides she must break her out of jail? Really? And goes on to stage a car wreck, hold up an ambulance, knock out paramedics, and force her friend to escape from custody. Consequences? What consequences? And the caterer keeps talking about what morons the cops are for arresting her friend in the first place. This is a stupid woman and a terrible plot development. I'm ashamed on behalf of the editor for not stopping some of this awful, awful overblown plot line. And to take her son hunting for a murderer? And the ridiculous mine business. Also, just married, her husband is a cop, and she just doesn't bother talking to him about it or thinking "gosh, if I do this, my family is screwed". Of course not, because as the caterer she is clearly smarter than the entire police department. Not to denigrate caterers, but this one? She is a moron.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Gosh, I just couldn't get into this one. Lots going on, though. Arch and Tom adopt a trainee dog rejected from the tracking program at the PD, but they continue his training, and he's catching on. Goldy's catering firm is in a slump, and Maguire, son of the headmaster of Elk Park Prep School, who's Julian's replacement, is thinking of becoming a detective, so he loves Goldy's penchant for solving crime. Her friend Marla is investing heavily with her boyfriend's multimillion-dollar financial firm Gosh, I just couldn't get into this one. Lots going on, though. Arch and Tom adopt a trainee dog rejected from the tracking program at the PD, but they continue his training, and he's catching on. Goldy's catering firm is in a slump, and Maguire, son of the headmaster of Elk Park Prep School, who's Julian's replacement, is thinking of becoming a detective, so he loves Goldy's penchant for solving crime. Her friend Marla is investing heavily with her boyfriend's multimillion-dollar financial firm, so she gets them to hire Goldy to cater a reopening at Eurydice Gold Mine, where they've invested quite a bit of money in an abandoned mine, hoping to get rich on gold. WITHOUT TOO MANY SPOILERS, here's the deal....Normally I'm not waiting for a book to end, but Goldy seemed off her game this time around. She brings Arch along to kidnap a prisoner (plan is to trick the ambulance into stopping, knock out the EMT and guard, and run for it), then goes on the run with said prisoner right around the area she did the activities that got her sent up the river. Bizarre judgment on Goldy's part...and she appears to get off scot-free. With all her worrying about Arch, you'd think having him tag along on illegal activities would be out of the question.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    When Goldy caters a party at an old gold mine for an investment firm, she has no idea her best friend will eventually be accused of murder. The hosts of the party want to celebrate the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine and convince their investors they'll all make a fortune. Marla and Goldy are not convinced the gold mine deal is legitimate. One of the business partner has already died and then another seemingly runs away with the investors' money. When Marla is charged with the murder of Tony When Goldy caters a party at an old gold mine for an investment firm, she has no idea her best friend will eventually be accused of murder. The hosts of the party want to celebrate the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine and convince their investors they'll all make a fortune. Marla and Goldy are not convinced the gold mine deal is legitimate. One of the business partner has already died and then another seemingly runs away with the investors' money. When Marla is charged with the murder of Tony, the third partner and her current boyfriend, Goldy hatches a wild plan to clear her friend's name. As Goldy cooks her way through her latest adventure, she prepares a number of delicious recipes, tries to befriend Arch's new dog and depends on husband, Tom for his unconditional love and support.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I really liked this story. Food and mystery go so well together. I have skipped around in this series, but the good part is it mostly doesn't make that big of a difference. Davidson does not look back to previous incidents in her stories.I just picked up Dying for Chocolate, which will be my next read. It was mystifying when Lipscomb ran off with all the investors money, and I was really mad when the police were charging Marla in the Murder of Tony, but in the end Goldy, Marla, Arch Jake, and Ge I really liked this story. Food and mystery go so well together. I have skipped around in this series, but the good part is it mostly doesn't make that big of a difference. Davidson does not look back to previous incidents in her stories.I just picked up Dying for Chocolate, which will be my next read. It was mystifying when Lipscomb ran off with all the investors money, and I was really mad when the police were charging Marla in the Murder of Tony, but in the end Goldy, Marla, Arch Jake, and General Bo, I got some pretty good laughs, what a team they all made. Great ending, except that General Bo didn't make it out alive.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    I'm so tired of Goldy spending all of her time worrying about her son and trying to shield him from the truth about his father! He seems pretty dim to me if he hasn't figured out how selfish and self-involved his father is. I enjoy the recipes and the mysteries, but Arch makes it difficult to read. I just want to scream at her to get a backbone and quit cowering whenever the jerk starts yelling and brow beating her. AND QUIT WORRYING ABOUT ARCH!!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Gene Ann King

    Wow couldn't put it down. I love the series but that was because I could ration the time spent reading. This one however, was a page turner that I could not wait to see what happened! I love trying new recipes and find at least 2 in each book to try. So far they have all been hits. I'm going to take today off but tomorrow I will begin reading the next one.

  19. 4 out of 5

    BonLivre

    Once again, Diane Mott Davidson gives readers a delightful cozy mystery, and this time Goldy goes rogue! The stakes were definitely raised in this story, and I greatly enjoyed not only the plot’s twists and turns but also the snapshot of a very interesting piece of Colorado’s history: mining. Barbara Rosenblat’s performance continues to be one of my favorite narrator readings.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Chanel Sharp

    We are back with Goldie and thanks to so serious rain her buisness is not doing as well because the rain is causing all her out door events to be canceld, but thanks to Marla she is gotten a foot in the door and is catering event for Marla and her new boyfriends investment. Well catering the event Marla gets into it with Albert and accuses him of steeling her money. Goldie is not to pleased because she is affraid that Marla's altercation will cause people to not want to hire, and she is also upse We are back with Goldie and thanks to so serious rain her buisness is not doing as well because the rain is causing all her out door events to be canceld, but thanks to Marla she is gotten a foot in the door and is catering event for Marla and her new boyfriends investment. Well catering the event Marla gets into it with Albert and accuses him of steeling her money. Goldie is not to pleased because she is affraid that Marla's altercation will cause people to not want to hire, and she is also upset for her friend and that she might be being used. Lucky Goldie helps Marla calm down and she is able to finish catering the event; but the next morning Goldie finds out that Albert has gone missing along with a lot of money. Everyone thinks he has run off with the money and Goldie see's no reason to disagree, but as events continue to unfold and Marla becomes implicated in Alberts disappearance Goldie know it is up to her to prove her friends innocence. Mom and I have love watching Goldie grow so much over these last couple of books. Goldie is still very much a worry wort and her son, Arche, is still having to remind her not to worry, along with her husband. We also like how the new dog they got weaves into the story, but may we say is seems strange that Arche does not trust his mom. We were also so happy to see the General again. The ending was actual the first sad ending we have read in a while and left mom in some tears.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Becket

    "The Main Corpse" is my favorite of the Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries, so far! The mystery gets off to a slow start, but midway through the book, all the details culminate into a huge dilemma that kept me reading late into the night wanting to know the resolution! It was pretty intense. Diane Mott Davidson does a good job of drawing on your concern for Goldy and her family/friends. You don't have to read these stories in order, but I highly recommend doing so - especially with this book, since i "The Main Corpse" is my favorite of the Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries, so far! The mystery gets off to a slow start, but midway through the book, all the details culminate into a huge dilemma that kept me reading late into the night wanting to know the resolution! It was pretty intense. Diane Mott Davidson does a good job of drawing on your concern for Goldy and her family/friends. You don't have to read these stories in order, but I highly recommend doing so - especially with this book, since it centers strongly on characters previously developed in the series. I wouldn't call these "cozy mysteries" (they can get a little too intense for that description); however, so much of the stories center around yummy food, countless cups of coffee, and a beautiful backdrop in the Colorado Mountains. Makes me want to get in my kitchen and cook....and become a detective. ;-)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    ..."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. Davidson's spirited characters and narrator Barbara Rosenblat's irresistible voice create a combina ..."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. Davidson's spirited characters and narrator Barbara Rosenblat's irresistible voice create a combination that has just the right touches of humor, danger, and suspense. And all of Goldy's tantalizing recipes are included at the conclusion of The Main Corpse. You'll find tasty dishes like Tomato-Brie Pie and Chocoholic Cookies. There's even a treat for four-footed gourmets: Jake's Dog Biscuits."

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine

    Really? She puts her son's life in jeopardy, and involves him in an unnecessary crime - where she "saves" her best friend, only to put her in more jeopardy, and causes another friend to be killed. And, she's the wife of a policeman? Just too much! And, this book really emphasizes that the author takes great liberties with her timeline. Goldy bakes up three complicated dishes, including items that involve yeast, makes two trips out of the house, does her yoga routine, etc., etc., and then caters a Really? She puts her son's life in jeopardy, and involves him in an unnecessary crime - where she "saves" her best friend, only to put her in more jeopardy, and causes another friend to be killed. And, she's the wife of a policeman? Just too much! And, this book really emphasizes that the author takes great liberties with her timeline. Goldy bakes up three complicated dishes, including items that involve yeast, makes two trips out of the house, does her yoga routine, etc., etc., and then caters a luncheon. And, while I'm griping - why can't the author put the recipes at the end of the book, or at least at the end of the chapter? It's really annoying to be reading along, and then you have to search one or two pages ahead to find where the recipe ends and the narrative begins again.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amy Ayers

    These are a cute little series. I can’t say I love them, but apparently I like them enough to keep buying the next one. My biggest complaint on some of the books, is that the story follows Goldie around running her errands, and while I know it’s important for her to talk to people to build the story sometimes it’s tiring listening to her tedious errands. Also the books make me hungry all the time because she’s always going into great detail about food which is not a good thing when you’re trying These are a cute little series. I can’t say I love them, but apparently I like them enough to keep buying the next one. My biggest complaint on some of the books, is that the story follows Goldie around running her errands, and while I know it’s important for her to talk to people to build the story sometimes it’s tiring listening to her tedious errands. Also the books make me hungry all the time because she’s always going into great detail about food which is not a good thing when you’re trying to diet.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joan M. Mabrey

    As I have been a fan of the Goldy Schulz books for years, I enjoyed this one too. However, while reading this on my kindle, there were missing pages frequently enough to create another mystery as to what was missing. This takes nothing away from the book but was very frustrating I will be looking forward to the next book in the series for more adventures with Goldy and her family and friends.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Leslie R. Holm

    I couldn't finish it. Davidson's characters have no depth, and in the case of her son at least, are utterly ridiculous. While teens are naturally surly, this kid takes first prize in contentiousness. If the author spent a little more time trying to develop her characters and plot and a little less time trying to churn out books on an assembly line, they might be more readable. Trying to imagine Dorothy Sayers reaction if she read one of these . . .

  27. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    I rate this series at four stars just because I enjoy reading them. What will Goldie get herself into next? All th while trying to maintain a catering business and a life with her family and her best friend. Critical reviews, I leave to others. The reason I read them is not to be a critic, but purely for amusement.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Marietta Slater

    Another winner in the Goldy series. The only negative thing that I can say about this book is the way Bo and Goldy got Marla out of jail. In my opinion, it was a tad far fetched and what was even more bizarre was that Goldy didn't even get charged for it. But.... it is just a story and sometimes it is okay not to be perfectly aligned with reality. And once again, the recipes are tasty.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tasha

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I just can't get over the fact that she BREAKS HER FRIEND OUT OF JAIL and gets away with it. I know these books aren't high on the realism front. I know that said friend was exonerated and that the paramedic was okay in the end but still SHE BROKE HER FRIEND OUT OF JAIL. You don't get to go home after that, Goldy! she didn't even fucking NEED her - they barely needed the goddamn dog!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dawn-marie Tubbs

    I enjoy is book. More adventures with Bo. Jake is a star. I am sure you will like this adventure in sleuthing. Not quite as much catering, but, there's plenty suspense. I recommend.

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