The Cereal Murders (Culinary Mystery Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Thanks to her recent adventures in Dying for Chocolate, Goldy Bear, the premier caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is no stranger to violence--or sudden death.  But when she agrees to cater the first College Advisory Dinner for Seniors and Parents at the exclusive Elk Park Preparatory School, the last thing she expects to find at the end of the evening is the battered body of the school valedictorian.

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The Cereal Murders (Culinary Mystery Series #3)

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Overview

Thanks to her recent adventures in Dying for Chocolate, Goldy Bear, the premier caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is no stranger to violence--or sudden death.  But when she agrees to cater the first College Advisory Dinner for Seniors and Parents at the exclusive Elk Park Preparatory School, the last thing she expects to find at the end of the evening is the battered body of the school valedictorian.

Who could have killed Keith Andrews, and why?  Goldy's hungry for some answers--and not just because she found the corpse.  Her young son, Arch, a student at Elk Park Prep, has become a target for some not-so-funny pranks, while her eighteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian, has become a prime suspect in the Andrews boy's murder.

As her investigation intensifies, Goldy's anxiety level rises faster than homemade doughnuts. . .as she turns up evidence that suggests that Keith knew more than enough to blow the lid off some very unscholarly secrets.  And then, as her search rattles one skeleton too many, Goldy learns a crucial fact: a little knowledge about a killer can be a deadly thing.


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A wickedly delicious mystery--complete with recipes--from the bestselling author of Dying for Chocolate. The College Advisory Dinner seemed harmless enough to Aspen Meadow's premier caterer, Goldy Bear. But when she discovers the main course for the evening is murder, Goldy is hungry for answers. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This delightfully wicked mystery features food expert Goldy Bear, seen last in Dying for Chocolate . Goldy, 31 and the divorced mother of a 12-year-old son and the owner of Goldilocks Catering (``Where Everything Is Just Right!'') in Aspen Meadow, Colo., caters as many as three events a day, even while solving a murder or two. After catering the senior class dinner at the exclusive but undistinguished Elk Park Prepatory School, Goldy discovers the body of the class valedictorian, Keith Andrews, strangled by one of her extension cords. Tom Schulz, gourmet cook, Goldy's lover and head homicide detective for the Aspen Meadow police, quickly discovers that Keith may have been an extortionist and a thief. Probing further, he and Goldy find that the senior class (oddly restrained in their response to the murder) and their rancorous parents are a group for whom obsession with grades, nasty competition over college slots and blatant bribery are the norm. The book proves to be a light but delicious combination of unique personalities, first-rate recipes and sustained suspense, with only a surfeit of red herrings for leftovers. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Another food-oriented sleuth, divorced but armed with one child, works out of a small town in Colorado. The owner of Goldilocks' Catering happens upon a freshly murdered body after she serves a college advisory dinner for students at a locally famous prep school. Goldy's job and connections (including a detective boyfriend) allow her access to likely clue-holding people and places as she alternately placates and vituperates her way through the situation. This work has a humorous and charming protagonist, several slightly intrusive recipes, and a winning combination of character, plot, and setting.
School Library Journal
YA-An expensive prep school's SAT scores have dropped, parents are bribing college admissions representatives, and the class valedictorian is murdered in a snow bank. Denver caterer Goldy Bear, who has a 7th-grade son and a senior live-in student enrolled in Elk Park Prep School, keeps finding bodies at the school events she caters. To complete her worries, someone is playing dangerous pranks on her family. This light mystery is the perfect booktalking choice for home economics classes, especially when paired with other titles in which recipes play a major role, such as Virginia Rich's The Baked Bean Supper Murders (Ballantine, 1984). Not only will teens relate to the anxieties felt by all of the Elk Park seniors, but they may even emulate Goldy's live-in student's great cheese manicotti recipe.-Pam Spencer, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
From the Publisher
"The most satisfying book yet in the increasingly popular series. . .Mouthwatering!"
--The Denver Post

"Cleverly constructed. . .an immensely likable, sympathetic heroine."
--The Sun, Baltimore

"A winning combination of character, plot and setting."
--Library Journal

Featuring original recipes for such mouth-watering morsels as Sugar Plum Cake, luscious Red 'n' White Cookies, and savory Nachos Schulz!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307426987
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/13/2010
  • Series: Culinary Mystery Series , #3
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 29,014
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Diane Mott Davidson
Diane Mott Davidson lives in Evergreen, Colorado, with her husband and three sons and is at work on her next novel.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

    Davidson does it again.

    Loved every book so far, this one included.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2001

    Murder Every Where!

    This book is a fantastic combination of fun, murder, and school. This depicts what happens to seniors and their parents to a t-ee if not a little streched. I know that the book is probably seems unreal but if you've been throught the exiperence you understand. It also shows high school antatics and how cruel people can be. This was diffently my favorite in the series about Goldy Bears, the caterter/under cover slueth.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2007

    Cereal Killer Strikes Again

    Cereal Killer Strikes again The Cereal Murders, By, Davidson, Diane Mott Mystery 303 p.g. Police officer and father of two, John Salter, was murdered. Forensic Scientist believe it is the same whom killed several people through out Montgomery County. Wife and children are still mourning over the mans death. Audrey is a teenage collage student, tries to collect clue as an amomonous cereal killer strikes through town. Alex, witnessed a murder years ago when he was five years old, he starts to have memories about the murder, can these frightening memories bring them one step closer to finding the killer? Join Audrey and Alex as they discover deadly secrets from the past that may help stop a killer. This spine tingling novel by, Diane Mott Divan is sure to make your top ten list. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did, and if you did there are several more books by Diane mott davison.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2002

    1st time reader of Goldy Bears

    This is the 1st time I have read any of Diane Mott Davidson's books. I am now a huge fan of this series! I enjoyed this one& am now hooked on her books. My neice sent this to us around Valentine's, she'd told us about it at Christmas, said they are very popular in Colorado, & now I see why. (The recipes are great, too). My family have all loved the ones I have tried out on them. I enjoyed the 'love' story that is so true to life, how many of us has fallen in love & had to 'snick' around because of the kiddies at home? You want the best for her & her policeman all the way through this great read. A pleasant way to end the day, curled up with this book, a cup of hot tea & maybe a piece of Sorry Cake.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Fairly good book.

    A typical Diane Mott Davidson mystery. I give her books about a B-.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    recommend to every one

    the book was really good I will be reading more books by her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Please read

    This book is about a valvictorian who gets murdered. If you like cozy mysteries this book is for you. Book 3 in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    Cloud

    Ree im here~cloud

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Maria

    Brandon...read my message at wedding party...i need to leave nook. Its taken over my life. I love u. I know i am hurting u...and that kills me. Im sosososo sorry for everything i have done. U were always there for me and i let u down. There is a girl out there who was made for u. Beautiful, and perfect. That girl isnt me. If u want to keep in touch then im still going to talk in recommendations. Here r my two emails. Fanmily111 @ gmail .com and loveandhateandwar @ gmail .com I love u. U saved me. U stole my heart. And i love u &hearts. Im sorry for hurting u....goodbye &hearts

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Maria

    Its fine. Ive been getting those too. Oh, and I wont be on till later this afternoon, im going to my cousins graduation. :( love you :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    it was hard to follow

    It was alright . I think she had to much other things going on extas thing that didn't need to be added. It was hard to follow

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I did enjoy this work, almost as much as I enjoyed Dying for Cho

    I did enjoy this work, almost as much as I enjoyed Dying for Chocolate. Goldy has a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time (or perhaps the right place at the right time, considering). Davison's characters are complex, selfish, whiny, entitled at times, but they are fun to read about. Goldy can come off as a weak character at times, not speaking her mind to those who should be put in their place, but in the end, the right people get their comeuppance and you wonder if Goldy knew all along. I will definitely be reading the rest in this series.

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