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The Whole Enchilada (Culinary Mystery Series #17)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Goldy Schulz is at it again in the latest book in the series. Wh

Goldy Schulz is at it again in the latest book in the series. When her good friend Holly dies after leaving her son’s birthday party, Goldy discovers that there was a lot going on in Holly’s life that Goldy knew nothing about. Goldy and Holly met when they gave birth t...
Goldy Schulz is at it again in the latest book in the series. When her good friend Holly dies after leaving her son’s birthday party, Goldy discovers that there was a lot going on in Holly’s life that Goldy knew nothing about. Goldy and Holly met when they gave birth to their sons at the same time and discovered that they were both married to Doctors, and not the nicest men to boot. Over the years they had lost touch with each other but Goldy considered Holly one of her most important friends and is devastated by her death.
AS we would expect, Holly’s death is actually a murder and Goldy is determined to help her husband Tom solve the case. After she has a dangerous accident at Holly’s house, Goldy gets a 24/7 police escort in Officer Boyd. Goldy, her friend Marla, her fellow caterer Julian, and even Boyd becomes a mobile unit asking questions all over town and stirring up lots of trouble. Goldy finds out more about Holly than she would ever have wanted to know and many lives will be impacted by the information she uncovers. There are several side stories going on that have a relationship to the murder but also cause problems that aren’t related.
I really love Tom’s character and would have liked to see more of him in the book. However, his part in the story might be small in time but ultimately BIG in impact on Goldy’s future. I enjoy the fact that he has learned to just let Goldy loose when it comes to a murder because she will do what she wants with or without his permission. Tom does the best he can to protect her and Goldy does take precautions so Tom doesn’t have to worry as much. Long time readers will be happy to see the usual cast of characters we have come to know so well but new readers will find the book easy to follow without too much backstory. The ending will satisfy everyone and the recipes at the end of the book look really yummy!

posted by SharonRedfern on August 30, 2013

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This series is getting a little tired. The story was too long, a

This series is getting a little tired. The story was too long, and too much happens in the Epilog.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    The best book in the series thus far!

    Liked it from start to finish. Godly Schulz is a pure-blood detective & a great caterer. I am considering making some of the food that is in the books at some time in the future. I hope Diane Mott Davidson continues the series at a later date, because I have enjoyed it to the max!

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    Posted September 20, 2013

    Loved it!

    I am a cozy mystery junkie and Diane Mott Davidson is the best fix yet! Strong characters make you feel like you actually know them. Goldie, the caterer and the book's sleuth is funny, smart and so real. The mystery itself keeps you guessing and is full of twists and turns. Don't plan on doing anything for the rest of the day, because you won't want to stop reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Great story as always

    This was an enjoyable read.

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