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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    The recurring characers are interesting to follow from book to book. One forms opinions of each as to their personalities and relationships to each other. It is fun to follow them.

    This book is a good read as have been most of this series. Sometimes, however the main character, seems to be injured more seriously than the book
    reflects in her astounding "recoveries" bear out.
    Also the son of the main character wears thin on a reader's patience,with his self centeredness, especially if the reader is a person who raised children as a single parent with no support financially or emotionally as this character has done with her son.
    All in all I enjoyed each of this series that I purchased, for the most part and will probably purchase more
    The recipes are very interesting, even though in certain instances, some are a bit involved for one who does not have the professional equipment described in the preparations available.
    I suggest that if a reader buys books in this series, they look for the dates
    the original issues were published and try to commence reading them from the first one(s).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Double Shot

    Although Diane Mott Davidson has served up another terrific read I have to say that I was slightly disappointed. In this particular book I found that it seemed that she is trying to hard to come up with an advanced plot but it only made the story confuse me with all of the intricate twists and turns. For my personal taste there were too many characters that could be suspects or that were important and I found myself flipping back just to remember who did what and how they were involved in the matter. These books are quite entertaining to read but they seem to have a few flaws one of which really bothers me and that is that they live in Aspen Meadow, a very small town compromised mostly of tourists and snotty country club folks. But in every book at the very least one person is killed, and if she continues like this by the time I get to the end of the series the whole town will have been killed off.
    Despite the fact that this is not my favorite book of hers there are many excellent pieces in it. I was getting tired of Goldy's ex-husband who seemed to deter her at every corner and in this book he is shot and I feel relieved that I don't have to read about his obnoxious behavior anymore. The ending of this book also sets Diane Mott Davidson up nicely for another book with new characters that are born at the end of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2004

    Physical Abuse from John Richard Korman Ends!

    If you are like me, the main drawback of this wonderful series about Goldy Schultz has been the repeated violence that she has suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman. Well, unless he comes back as a ghost, that problem is at an end -- as the book's jacket copy reveals -- because JRK is killed in this outing of the delightful culinary series. That's the good news. The bad news is that Goldy is physically assaulted and injured in the book's opening in a way that suggests that this annoying part of the series (Goldy as punching bag) will continue in future books. I hope not. I realize that many women are physically abused by friends, lovers and spouses . . . but making that a major theme of a culinary mystery just doesn't make sense to me. I graded the book down one star for this continuing theme of gratuitous violence towards women. This book has much to recommend it. The clues point in many different directions which makes the mystery hard to solve until just the last few pages. I don't remember a better mystery in the series. The book also has a lot of good police procedural and legal defense procedural parts in it that make it more realistic than many other books in the series. The development of the relationships among Goldy, Tom and Arch is particularly delightful in the book. There's also the usual fun with Marla as sidekick. The recipes are particularly appealing with strawberry pie, enchilada pie, almond cookies, chocolate cake, brownie points and two kinds of breads among the delights to drool over . . . and to cook up for yourself. Obviously, Goldy is still immune from the Atkins and the South Beach diets. So unless you are too busy baking for the upcoming holidays, give yourself a treat and enjoy sipping Double Shot!

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