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Fatally Flaky (Culinary Mystery Series #15)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Goldy (Davidson) Still Has the Touch

Having read all of the previous books in this series, I was not disappointed in the most recent catering murder mystery. Too bad godfather Jack will not be a continuing character--he had real potential. Davidson's attention to detail, both culinary and medical, is excel...
Having read all of the previous books in this series, I was not disappointed in the most recent catering murder mystery. Too bad godfather Jack will not be a continuing character--he had real potential. Davidson's attention to detail, both culinary and medical, is excellent. I could not guess the ending until the very end - very well done. And I love the great recipes at the end; several will be making their way into my kitchen binder. I have used many of the previous recipes over and over again.
Eagerly awaiting the next adventure - "Where everything is just Right!"

posted by DrDSB on May 13, 2010

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17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Flaky does indeed refer to Goldy

This book is definitely a guilty pleasure. Every time DMD comes out with a new one, I run to get it, but lately I've found myself questioning why. It's beginning to feel like the Goldy character has run its course. In this book, she is indeed flaky, unable to hold a tho...
This book is definitely a guilty pleasure. Every time DMD comes out with a new one, I run to get it, but lately I've found myself questioning why. It's beginning to feel like the Goldy character has run its course. In this book, she is indeed flaky, unable to hold a thought or put off an impulse for more than 10 seconds. C'mon, how can she be smart enough to solve a mystery if she's not smart enough to stop herself from following a clue to a deserted place - alone - at 3 a.m.? Duh!

DMD, look again at some of your earlier books in which Goldy was somewhat more three-dimensional. Over time, Goldy's faded into a less interesting, and certainly less likable, character.

posted by 299112 on April 29, 2009

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Great culinary read

    Diane Mott Davidson is one of a very few authors whose books I don't go to the back of the book to read the last chapter by the time I've gotten through chapter 3. Her books are very enjoyable and highly recommended. Enjoy!

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Catering Gets Complicated

    Not only does Goldy cater two difficult weddings, she cooks at a spa and solves several murders! Wow! If you are familiar with the series, you will enjoy finding out what Goldy is up to next. But the action gets pretty frantic and there seem to be a lot of minor characters that don't add much to the plot. That said, one of the reasons I buy these books is to check out the recipes and I wasn't disappointed with Fatally Flaky. I can only use Diane Mott Davidson's recipes for very special events, but Fatally Flaky Cookies and the recipe for Black-and-White Cake with Chocolate Glaze look deliciously unforgettable.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    AVERAGE. I was so sick of hearing, Godfather, when we know his

    AVERAGE. I was so sick of hearing, Godfather, when we know his name is Jack. Why doesn't the author just say, Jack, instead of Godfather. She must use that word 1,0000 times in the book. To me the book is slow getting to the conclusion. I bordered on giving it a two star rating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Ok

    With 271 pages it was an ok story and at the end of the book some reciept on what Goldy was cooking.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    Okay, if you don't mind waiting...

    Cooking and catering often take the priority with both the use of characters and the setting. The murder happens, but it take the last quarter of the book to get to the real plot unfolding. The characters are creative and the relationships between/among them are humorous. The plot is good, it just take too long to develop and falls into second place.

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

    A fun read

    I enjoyed the book. Goldie is pretty predictable but an old friend that I like to spend time with. But in the Nook version there were no recipes. I miss that as I enjoy the recipes in the paper paged books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    A fun read

    Great characters and an intriguing plot. I want a second helping.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2009

    Fatally Flaky

    Good for beach/summer reading and sharing with friends. A mystery but fun to read and not heavy at all in the "violent" aspects of the plot. Easy to read. As a "foodie" and "event planner" I found not all of the culinary or restaurant/banquet references correct but it really didn't spoil the book for me. I actually bought the book for the foodie/event promises that I read in Time Magazine - a tad disapointing. Overall a good summer read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    I liked the title.

    I like her books. I make most of her recipes. Her books are an easy read. I read them camping, on the beach or on an airplane. The only thing I do not like is that the recipes are at the back of the book. I liked them at the end of the chapters.

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