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Dying for Chocolate (Culinary Mystery Series #2)

Dying for Chocolate (Culinary Mystery Series #2)

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by Diane Mott Davidson
     
 

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Goldy Bear is the bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life is a recipe for disaster, with bills taking a bite out of her budget and her abusive ex-husband making tasteless threats. Determined to take control, Goldy moves her business to the ritzy Aspen Meadow Country Club. Soon she’s preparing decadent dinners and posh society

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Goldy Bear is the bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life is a recipe for disaster, with bills taking a bite out of her budget and her abusive ex-husband making tasteless threats. Determined to take control, Goldy moves her business to the ritzy Aspen Meadow Country Club. Soon she’s preparing decadent dinners and posh society picnics—and enjoying the favors of Philip Miller, a handsome local shrink, and Tom Schulz, her more-than-friendly neighborhood cop. Until, that is, the dishy doctor drives his BMW into an oncoming bus. Convinced that Philip’s bizarre death was no accident, Goldy begins to sift through the dead doc’s unpalatable secrets. But this case is seasoned with unexpected danger and even more unexpected revelations—the kind that could get a caterer killed.
 
Praise for Diane Mott Davidson and Dying for Chocolate
 
“A classic whodunit . . . the perfect book for food lovers.”—New York Daily News
 
“You don’t have to be a cook or a mystery fan to love Diane Mott Davidson’s books.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”The Baltimore Sun
 
Includes recipes!


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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this perky mystery complete with toothsome hi-cal recipes, Davidson ( Catering to Nobody ) brings back Goldy Bear, the cherubic culinary sleuth with Shirley Temple curls. Fleeing her abusive ex-spouse, a physician she dubs ``The Jerk,'' Goldy and her teenage son Arch find a snug third-floor refuge in the Aspen Meadow, Colo., mansion of quirky Gen. Bo Farquhar, a retired munitions and terrorist pro who breezily detonates bombs while gardening and bird-watching. As the general's live-in gourmet cook, Goldly still has time to run Goldilocks' Catering and juggle two suitors--attractive psychiatrist Philip Miller and comfortably chubby cop Tom Schultz. Philip's shocking death--he careens off a cliff in a BMW after munching her brunch--casts suspicion on Goldy. Which of her foes might want to frame her? And who is the critic writing vicious reviews of her cooking in the Mountain Journal ? The plot spins along in good-humored fashion, while Goldy continues to whip up goodies for events like a disastrous ``aphrodisiac dinner'' for eight and a barbecue at which her luscious dessert smashes on the floor. When Arch vanishes, Goldly panics, but the author makes sure that all enigmas wind up in solutions that will surprise and please. (Aug.)
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Praise for Diane Mott Davidson and Dying for Chocolate
 
“A classic whodunit . . . the perfect book for food lovers.”—New York Daily News
 
“You don’t have to be a cook or a mystery fan to love Diane Mott Davidson’s books.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”The Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307427281
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/11/2009
Series:
Culinary Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
24,535
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Diane Mott Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery series. She has been named Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and has received the Anthony Award and the Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award. Born in Honolulu and educated at Wellesley, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins, she worked as a volunteer rape victim counselor, a tutor in a correctional facility, and in several roles in the church before she turned to writing. Diane and her husband have three sons and three grandchildren, and split their time between Colorado and Florida.


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Dying for Chocolate 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
RavenDark More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I am not usually a fan of murder mysteries, but Davidson sucks you in from the start and promises a good thrilling ride to the end. You never see the twists coming and you root for Goldy to prevail over everything and everybody. Excellent author, excellent story. I will be reading everything that Davidson has to offer.
fangirlKC More than 1 year ago
First of Ms. Davidson's books to hit my Nook. Very similar to Joanne Fluke who is one of my fave's. Loved the plot, the characters, the recipes - plan on working my way through all her others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first book I read by Diane Mott Davidson was Dying for Chocolate, I'm an avid chocoholic. Goldy Bear or should I say Goldy Schultz now, is superb. Her taste for a good mystery makes your stomach rumble for more. I just love how Davidson has at the end of her novels the receipes that Goldy uses. I give Davidson 2 forks up for 'food for thought'. I need to read Sweet Revenge because I have such a sweet tooth for mystery!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was attracted by the title, it sounded intriguing. But I did not enjoy it at all. First of all, I did not find the main character, Goldy the Caterer, a likable personality. She was nowhere close to perky, she was often quite rude, including to her customers, which is a bit odd, since she is living in a very small town and her welfare may very well depend on it. It is understandable that she is overworked because she is a single mother trying to make ends meet after divorcing an abusive husband, so she got my pity and compassion, but not an affection. Second, I found it odd that the writer is brand name dropping few times on every page. After a while it becomes really irritating. If I wanted to look through a catalogue, I would have done so instead of picking up a mystery. And third, though it is to be expected to find a lot of cooking and recipe descriptions in a book about a caterer, I felt that the mystery element of the story was a bit overwhelmed by those instead of being embellished and enriched. It seems to me that this book was trying to be a cookbook, a catalogue of affluent living assessories and a mystery at the same time. I felt it did not do well at all of the above. Although I do realise that there is an audience which enjoys recipes together with their mysteries, there are some better concoctions of this kind on the market, like Genia Potter series by Nancy Pickard. I do not feel compelled to read any other books by Diane Mott Davidson.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The first book of the series seems to be MIA.... It's called Catering to Nobody. I feel I can't start the series without it. I know it sounds strange but it will bug me.
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I finished this book and still had no feeling for the characters. I thought I had missed something, since this writer seemed to be popular. But a friend of mine agreed that the writing was choppy and did not draw you in. I will look up the goldy bear recipes.
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jlmar More than 1 year ago
Goldy once again delivers. A great story and yummy recipes!
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gram44 More than 1 year ago
I live in Colorado, so really enjoy knowing all the places where Goldy goes.
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Very enjoyable series of mysteries, the main characters stay the same. Similar to Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series.
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