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Davidson's debut is as embarrassing as a fallen souffle would be to her narrator, divorced culinary artist Goldy Korman of Goldilocks'ok?yep Catering in Aspen Meadows, Colo. Goldy, in business to support herself and her 11-year-old son, Arch, caters the gathering after the funeral of Arch's teacher, at which her former father-in-law, gynecologist Fritz Korman, drinks from a poisoned cup. While the police make sure that Goldy is now "catering to nobody," she begins her own investigation to clear herself. As amorous detective Tom Schulz courts her, Goldy courts danger, seeking connections among the recovered Fritz, the teacher and nearly everyone else in the rustic town, including her teenage lodger, Patty Sue. The only rewards of the mystery are recipes for tasty dishes and the endearing Arch, who outwits the killer and is the sole credible character in the overstuffed cast.
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Praise for Diane Mott Davidson and Catering to Nobody
“A medley of murder, mayhem, and melted chocolate.”—New York Post
“Diane Mott Davidson’s culinary mysteries can be hazardous to your waistline.”—People
“Delicious . . . sure to satisfy!”—Sue Grafton
Easy, enjoyable read. Characters sound believable. Story line moves at a good pace. Enjoyed the bonus of new recipes suggestions.Published 1 month ago by Edith Walker
I was disappointed with this book. I kept waiting for it to get better, but is never did. I was hoping to use this book for my book club. It was not goo enough. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ingrid
Had heard this on tape years ago. enjoyed reading it now. Now have all of the series except newest ones.Published on Dec 9 2012 by Weirdmum
This book is literary junk food, but just about everybody likes to snack on junk food sometimes. The story is fluffy as a quiche but a fun read, nonetheless. Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by Felicia Jordan
I got this book from my local library (sorry Amazon!) after reading Dying for Chocolate-the second book in this series. Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by Mrs taz
Good beach read, no gratitous sex, violence, or bad language. In the style of Agatha Christie. Made me very hungry at times.Published on Aug. 6 2003
This was the most unpleasant selection my monthly book club has nominated. The author seems like she is trying to follow a "Writer's Digest" formula as she unfolds her plot and the... Read morePublished on March 24 2003