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You could die from reading one of Diane Mott Davidson's culinary mysteries: this one includes recipes for Jailbreak Potatoes (butter, whipping cream, freshly grated Parmesan cheese) and Labor Day Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berries, Melba Sauce, and White Chocolate Cream (butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar, whipping cream). So you might want to take both the recipes and Davidson's pinball machine-like plots in small bites. This time, caterer Goldy Schulz careens between the worlds of contracting and high fashion models, with bodies from both camps falling into the food. It's all in fun, and readers have been lapping up Davidson's merry mélanges with increasing appetite. Catering to Nobody, The Cereal Murders, Dying for Chocolate, The Grilling Season, Killer Pancake, and The Main Corpse are available on the paperback menu. --Dick Adler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In the markedly lighthearted eighth outing (after The Grilling Season, 1997), Aspen Meadows, Colo., caterer Goldy Schulz is ousted from her kitchen. Bilked, like many other residents, by local contractor Gerald Eliot, her workplace in a shambles, she agrees to help her old teacher, Chef Andre, as he caters a Christmas catalogue fashion shoot. On the way home from the acrimonious set, she stops by to visit her friend Cameron Burr, whose house has also been ravaged by Eliot. Searching for a coffee pot, she discovers Eliot's dead body. At the scene, the police find one of four cookbooks that had been stolen from the museum where Eliot was a part-time guard. Goldy's husband, Tom (a cop), has a confrontation with his rude and politically ambitious boss and is suspended from the force while charges of insubordination are investigated. Compounding Goldy's problems is an aggressive new local caterer who seems bent on stealing Goldy's clients. When Andre is killed, Goldy slips into her super-detective mode to find out who murdered two such disparate victims and why the antique cookbooks were stolen. Despite the accumulation of bad news, Goldy retains her optimism. Davidson laces her frothy tale with 11 calories-be-damned recipes likely to keep readers satisfied on the gustatory front as well as the narrative one. Simultaneous BDD audio; author tour.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book took me forever to finish. Slow and boring in lots of places. I persevered and finished it. I have het entire collection and so far this is my least favorite. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kim locken
"Prime Cut" is Diane Mott Davidson at the top of her form, and the recipes---although fattening and non-too healthy!---are scrumptious in this book. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2003 by Karen Sampson Hudson
I have to admit, I enjoy the Goldy (Bear) Schulz character and especially like the recipes. Goldy is not facing off against a rival that has a backer with deep pockets. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2003 by Patricia R. Andersen
PRIME CUT is perhaps the eighth in the series that started with CATERING TO NOBODY. And this is one of the best. A good, solid story with a lot of side stories for color. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2002 by MLPlayfair
This book was chosen for my monthly reading group and I was amazed on how I enjoyed this book so much. I found the characters very entertaining and the story held my interest. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2001 by Deborah Di Gioia
This was my first read of any part of this series. I found the main characters warm and engaging and this alone will ensure that I locate and read the rest of this series. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2000 by Helen
Prime Cut was a fun book to read. Goldy the caterer/ mystery solver, is back in action. Her kitchen is nonfunctional, her catering jobs are being stolen or sabotaged, her best... Read morePublished on June 10 2000 by jeanne-scott
This is the first book I read by Diane Mott Davidson. I was disappointed. The victim was murdered to early in the book. Read morePublished on May 8 2000 by Sandy Serratore
I read almost every murder mystery novel that comes out. This was one of the rare ones that I couldn't even finish. Read morePublished on April 29 2000 by email@example.com