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on August 13, 1997
The Jerk has been charged with murder and his ex, Goldy Schulz, owner
of Goldilock's Catering and a former victim of spousal abuse, thinks he is
very capable of having killed his girl friend, Suz Craig. Still Dr. John
Korman is the father of her teenage child and though Goldy thinks he
deserves punishment for his crimes to women, the amateur sleuth agrees to
investigate the case.

Goldy quickly learns that the deceased was the regional vice president
of Astute Care HMO that recently purchased her former husband's medical
practice. Suz controlled whether John deserved a bonus payment, cash he
might soon need depending on the results of a malpractice suit filed
against him (by one of Goldy's clients). Though the evidence continues to
stack up against John, Goldy realizes that other people had motive and
opportunity to have killed the hated Suz, who ruthlessly mistreated many
people in business and play. Now all she has to do is prove who actually
did it before she becomes their next course.

The insight into the lead protagonist's character (especially from the
perspective of her teenager and her ex-spouse) adds dimension to Goldy.
The use of real events effecting the Colorado backdrop (such as the local
hockey team's Stanley Cup victory two years ago) adds a touch of
authenticity. However, THE GRILLING SEASON is not for those who like a lot
of spice in their meals because, like most culinary mysteries, the story
line simmers very slowly.

Harriet Klausner
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on August 11, 1997
The Jerk has been charged with murder and his ex, Goldy Schulz, owner
of Goldilock's Catering and a former victim of spousal abuse, thinks he is
very capable of having killed his girl friend, Suz Craig. Still Dr. John
Korman is the father of her teenage child and though Goldy thinks he
deserves punishment for his crimes to women, the amateur sleuth agrees to
investigate the case.

Goldy quickly learns that the deceased was the regional vice president
of Astute Care HMO that recently purchased her former husband's medical
practice. Suz controlled whether John deserved a bonus payment, cash he
might soon need depending on the results of a malpractice suit filed
against him (by one of Goldy's clients). Though the evidence continues to
stack up against John, Goldy realizes that other people had motive and
opportunity to have killed the hated Suz, who ruthlessly mistreated many
people in business and play. Now all she has to do is prove who actually
did it before she becomes their next course.

The insight into the lead protagonist's character (especially from the
perspective of her teenager and her ex-spouse) adds dimension to Goldy.
The use of real events effecting the Colorado backdrop (such as the local
hockey team's Stanley Cup victory two years ago) adds a touch of
authenticity. However, THE GRILLING SEASON is not for those who like a lot
of spice in their meals because, like most culinary mysteries, the story
line simmers very slowly.

Harriet Klausner
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on March 8, 1998
I was introduced to Diane Mott Davidson's seasons a couple of years ago, by my step-mother. She recommended it because of its culinary delights and tantilizing mysterious edge. Now I just can't get enough, I wait deligently while Diane Mott Davidson cooks another mystery. She is a wonderful mystery author and excellent at who-dunnits. I have yet to figure out in any of her previous novels who did it before it was revealed . This is such a wonderful series because you can start at any part in the series. However I would definately recommend a full course meal, including all of the literary entrees including Chocolate for dessert. Enjoy - Michelle Caddell
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on August 4, 1998
Finally we get to read more about the abusive ex husband and get more of an insight into Goldy's past. To learn about Goldy you really need to read ALL the books, and the tidbits about her ex have popped up throughout. I'd like to see one with the whole story of how he broke her thumb and what she went through to get to where she is now, not just solving crimes. She has a past so maybe her newest will "spill some more beans". Goldy is a likeable character and I really enjoyed the latest addition to the series and can't wait for more!
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on May 3, 2001
This is one of the popular "female mystery solver" series you don't have to follow in sequence. But it doesn't hurt if you do. I think this is her best so far. The characters have by now become really well developed. A couple of her previous books have had moments in which the characters' actions or words didn't quite ring true, but I didn't have that sense in this one. Well paced, very well thought out, satisfying conclusion. It was a little too long for my taste at 400 pages, but amazingly well worth the time.
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on November 12, 1997
As usual Ms. Davidson has caught my interest with the first chapter and I couldn't put it down until the finishing line. I almost had this murderer figured out but as usual she gives it a twist at the end which totally leaves me out on the limb. Her characters are every day real people and the integrated humor is very enjoyable. I love this book and her others. My 13-year old daughter is also hooked on them. Can't wait for her next book!
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on May 21, 1998
Authors don't come better than Diane Mott Davidson. Once I start a new book, it doesn't get put down until I find out who killed who. This was a mind boggling book, I kept changing my mind on who was the killer, but I've done that in each of her books. For anyone who had never read one of her books, YOU DON"T KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING. Just make sure when you start her books, always start in order of publication.
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on August 5, 1998
Another great book in the "Goldy" series by Diane Mott Davidson. It has all the right ingredients - murder, humor, and recipes! I loved it! I would recommend that you read the series in order to appreciate each one. I'm always a little sorry when I finish and look forward to the next one!
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on May 28, 1999
I have read all of Diane Mott Davidson's books. They are an easy read and make you feel like part of the family. Would recommend them all! Watch Out Betty Crocker, the recipes are great! The chocolate comfort cookies will wow you! If you need to plan a dinner menu that is even included.
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on March 19, 1998
I loved the book. She makes you feel like you are one of her best friends. The recipes are wonderfully mouth-watering and easy to make. Can't wait until her next book is out.
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