Goldy Schulz Books In Publication Order
- Catering to Nobody (1990)
- Dying for Chocolate (1992)
- The Cereal Murders (1993)
- The Last Suppers (1994)
- Killer Pancake (1995)
- The Main Corpse (1996)
- The Grilling Season (1997)
- Prime Cut (1998)
- Tough Cookie (2000)
- Sticks & Scones (2001)
- Chopping Spree (2002)
- Double Shot (2004)
- Dark Tort (2006)
- Sweet Revenge (2008)
- Fatally Flaky (2009)
- Crunch Time (2011)
- The Whole Enchilada (2013)
Goldy Schulz Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook (2015)
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Diane Mott Davidson Books Overview
Catering to Nobody
MEET THE CATERER WHO WHIPPED UP THE MULTIMILLION COPY MYSTERY SERIES AS GOLDY SOLVES HER FIRST MURDER!Diane Mott Davidson’s winning recipe of first class suspense and five star fare has won her and caterer Goldy critical raves and a regular place on major bestseller lists across the country. In Goldy s tantalizing debut, she serves up a savory dish of secrets, suspicions, and murder…
. INCLUDING NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED RECIPESCatering a wake is not Goldy s idea of fun. Yet the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a savory feast including Poached Salmon and Strawberry Shortcake Buffet designed to soothe forty mourners. And her culinary efforts seem to be exactly what the doctor ordered…
until her ex father in law gynecologist Fritz Korman is struck down and Goldy is accused of adding poison to the menu. Now, with the Department of Health impounding her leftovers, her ex husband proclaiming her guilt, and her business about to be shut down, Goldy knows she can t wait for the police to serve up the answers. She ll soon uncover more than one family skeleton and a veritable stew of unpalatable secrets the kind that could make Goldy the main course in an unsavory killer s next murder!
Dying for Chocolate
The CatererMeet Goldy Bear: a bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life has become a recipe for disaster. She’s got an abusive ex husband who’s into making tasteless threats, a rash of mounting bills that are taking a huge bite out of her budget, and two enticing men knocking on her door. The DishNow determined to take control of her life, Goldy moves her business and her son to ritzy Aspen Meadow Country Club, where she accepts a job as a live in cook. But just as she’s beginning to think she’s got it made catering decadent dinners and posh society picnics and enjoying the favors of Philip Miller, a handsome local shrink, and Tom Shulz, her more than friendly neighborhood cop the dishy doctor inexplicably drives his BMW into an oncoming bus. The Unsavory KillerConvinced that Philip’s bizarre death was no accident, Goldy decides to do a little investigating of her own. But sifting through the unpalatable secrets of the dead doc’s life will toss her into a case seasoned with unexpected danger and even more unexpected revelations the kind that could get a caterer and the son she loves…
The Cereal Murders
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.
The Last Suppers
From the author of Dying for Chocolate, a delicious mystery, including recipes, begins with Goldy the caterer preparing her wedding feast when the groom calls to say that the wedding is off because of a killer.
When Goldy, owner of Goldilocks’ Catering, faces the challenge of whipping up a sumptuous lowfat feast for the Mignon Cosmetics’ company banquet, she rises to the occasion brilliantly…
only to discover just how ugly the beauty biz can be!
On the day of the banquet Goldy finds herself confronting an angry mob of demonstrators ‘Spare the Hares’ who object to Mignon Cosmetics’ animal testing policies. As she struggles to carry forty pounds of lowfat fare from her van to the mall where the banquet is being held, she hears an ominous
squeal of tires and a horrifying thump. Seconds later, a Mignon employee lies dead on the pavement. And soon the police discover that this hit and run was no
Now Goldy is enmeshed up to her saute pans in a homicide investigation. Could the murder have had something to do with Spare the Hares or with the exotic flower found near the dead body? Though busy serving up Hoisin Turkey and Grand Marnier Cranberry Muffins, Goldy decides to start digging at Mignon’s
million dollar cosmetics counter. But when another murder takes place and Goldy herself is attacked, the caterer turned sleuth knows she must step up her
search for a gruesome killer. For this time was only a warning. Next time she’ll be dead and it won’t be pretty.
The Main Corpse
She has been called ‘the Julia Child of mystery writers.’ Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five star helping of suspense. When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high stakes world where someone is out to make a killing…
. Goldy, owner of Goldilocks’ Catering, barely weathered a disastrous spring in which relentless rains and driving snow put a real damper on her business. But now, thanks to her best friend, Marla, the Colorado caterer is suddenly cooking up a storm…
lovingly preparing Crab Quesadillas, Tomato Brie Pie, and Gold Foil Wrapped Fudge Bars for her wealthy new client, Prospect Financial Partners. The Prospect Partners’ financial whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who is personally managing Marla’s money, have hired Goldy to prepare a sumptuous party to kick off their latest venture: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. Anxious to take advantage of a golden opportunity, Goldy arrives at the mine site early, loaded down with goodies. Yet just when she thinks she can relax, all hell breaks loose and the main culprit is Marla. Her best friend is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when, several days later, Albert ends up missing, it looks as if Marla was right. Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy’s best friend as if she had committed a crime? And how can Goldy keep her fourteen year old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making matters worse? As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up hot, fragrant Sour Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she findsherself drawn into a most unusual situation of missing partners, stolen millions, and multiple homicides. And only when Goldy can discover which of the victims is The Main Corpse will she be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend’s dearest asset her life.
The Grilling Season
For fans of Diane Mott Davidson’s unique blend of sumptuous fare and first class suspense, The Grilling Season, her seventh in the cordon bleu series, is truly a mystery to savor. Hired to cater a hockey party, Goldy comes up with a winning menu featuring zesty South of the Border Appetizers, succulent Goalies’ Grilled Tuna and iced Stanley Cupcakes. Yet Patricia McCracken, her client and long suffering friend, won’t be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty side order of revenge…
Patricia is convinced obstetrician and her Health Maintenance Organization penny pinching ACHMO are to blame for the recent loss of her baby. And the doctor in question is none other that John Richard Korman, Aspen Meadow’s leading ob/gyn and Goldy’s ex husband, whose clean cut good looks hide his dirty habit of battering women. Now, Patricia is suing the doctor and ACHMO for malpractice, but that’s not enough. She wants Goldy’s advice on getting even and coming out on top. At first, Goldy relishes the fact that her ex husband is finally going to pay. Even so, it’s a horrid shock when John Richard is arrested for the murder of his current girlfriend, glamorous Suz Craig…
especially when it’s Goldy who makes the gruesome discovery. Shaken by the thought that she could easily have been the victim, Goldy feverishly throws herself into her work. But with her new husband, homicide cop Tom Schulz, delegated to the background of the case, and her fourteen year old son begging to prove his father innocent, Goldy has no choice but to sift through Aspen Meadow’s premium mix of sizzling gossip and reheated rumor for clues. Will Goldy’s fresh baked Chocolate Comfort Cookies give her the strength to disentangle a baffling mystery that threatens her catering deadline, her relationship with her son, and even her life? The Grilling Season, replete with tantalizing recipes, is Diane Mott Davidson’s tastiest mystery yet.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Grilling Season comes a delectably deadly new novel of savory dishes and unsavory deeds, as caterer turned sleuth Goldy Schulz must find the missing ingredient to a killer concoction of high fashion, low life, and murder. An unscrupulous new rival has pushed Goldy’s beloved catering business to the brink of collapse. An even more unscrupulous local contractor has left her precious kitchen in a shambles. Yet Goldy has joined forces with her old mentor, French chef Andre Hibbard, to cater a fashion photo shoot at a turn of the century mountain cabin. There, in a hopelessly outdated kitchen, Goldy and the temperamental but kindhearted Andre struggle to create warming Models’ Mushroom Soup, Savory Florentine Cheesecakes, and a luscious spread for a vain and vacuous crowd of beautiful people whose personal dramas climax when a camera is pitched through a plateglass window…
into the buffet. Things go swiftly from bad to worse when the infamous building contractor, Gerald Eliot, is found strung up in the house of one of Goldy’s best friends, the president of the local historical society. Goldy is certain that her friend isn’t a killer even if he had every motive for murder. After all, how many others would have cheerfully strangled unethical Mr. Eliot, including Goldy? Now Goldy readies for a society soiree tasting party against her archnemesis that could make or break her career. As she prepares Big Bucks Bread Pudding, Andre’s Coq au Vin, and Jailbreak Potatoes, Goldy faces the shock of a second murder closer to home. Suddenly she must find the ingredients of a mystery that includes the dead contractor’s unwholesome past, a food saboteur, the theft of four historical cookbooks, and an overzealous D.A. who has suspended Goldy’s detective husband Tom from the force. What she comes up with is the perfect recipe for murder. And Goldy may be the next one on the menu!
The New York Times bestselling author of Prime Cut serves up another tantalizing tale of culinary mystery and suspense as chef turned sleuth Goldy Schulz goes on live television to prepare a meal to die for…
but discovers that murder is already on the menu. When Goldy Schulz is offered a temporary stint hosting a cooking show for PBS, she jumps at the chance. After all, she could use the money not to mention the great exposure. Her catering business is in shambles, and publicizing her new venture as a personal chef will help get her back on track. Plus taping the shows at Colorado’s posh Killdeer Ski Resort will be fun. A little cooking, a little chitchat. What could go wrong?The question Goldy should have asked is, what wouldn’t go wrong especially when she has to drive through a blizzard to do one of her shows live for a PBS telethon. To make matters worse, Goldy has an unpleasant duty to perform right after the show. She and her policeman husband, Tom, have agreed to sell a piece of Tom’s treasured war memorabilia to help ease their financial woes. The buyer: Doug Portman, art critic, law enforcement wannabe and, to her eternal embarrassment, Goldy’s ex boyfriend. Predictably, the live broadcast is riddled with culinary catastrophes from the Chesapeake Crabcakes right down to the Ice Capped Ginger Snaps. But the deadliest dish of all comes after the cameras go off, when an unexplainable skiing accident claims Doug Portman’s life and Goldy is the one who finds his crumpled body on the slopes. Even more shocking is what police find tucked away in Doug’s BMW: a greeting card with a potentially deadly chemical inside. As the police try to determine if Doug’s accident was really foul play, Goldy does a little investigating of her own but finds more questions than answers. Was Doug, chairman of the state Parole Board, accepting bribes from potential parolees? Was he connected to the ex con who’s been telling Killdeer skiers that he’s planning to poison a cop? And how did Goldy and Tom get mixed up in this mess?When a series of suspicious mishaps places Goldy’s own life in jeopardy, she knows she must whip up her own crime solving recipe, and fast before a hearty dose of intrigue and a deadly dash of danger ends her cooking career once and for all…
. Winter sports can be dangerous, but can they also be deadly? ‘Cooking at the Top!,’ Goldy’s new TV show, is broadcast from one of Colorado’s poshest ski areas. Unfortunately, she finds whipping up delicacies at 11,000 feet as perilous as skiing steep runs. Then a telethon raising money for the widow of a tracker killed mysteriously ends in disaster. Goldy finds herself searching the icy slopes to find a killer with desperate secrets to hide but this may be one time the Tough Cookie caterer will not be able to schuss to safety!Included are Goldy’s original recipes for mouthwatering Sonora Chicken Strudel, incomparable Marmalade Mogul Muffins, and sinfully sumptuous Chocolate Coma Cookies.
Sticks & Scones
The New York Times bestselling author of Tough Cookie dishes up another tasty treat of murder and mystery as caterer turned sleuth Goldy Schulz stirs up a heap of trouble while trying not to get burned by a killer who is striking far too close to home…
. For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a series of bookings at Hyde Castle is like a dream come true. It’s not every day that she gets to cook authentic Elizabethan fare especially at a real castle that was brought over from England and reassembled stone by stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is determined that everything will go right which is why, she figures later, everything went terribly wrong. It all started before dawn on the day of the first Anglophile lunch, when Goldy had just about the rudest awakening possible: a shotgun blast through her living room window. With her home now a crime scene and her cop husband, Tom, out of town searching for a fugitive hijacker, Goldy has no choice but to show up at the castle six hours early. And it doesn’t take her long to realize that her early morning wake up call was only the beginning…
. While out checking on the tables for the luncheon, Goldy spots something strange lying in the Cottonwood Creek. Upon closer inspection, she can see that it is a body, clad in flannel and shot through the head. Goldy quickly dials 911, but before the police arrive, shots ring out for the second time that day and this time, someone Goldy loves is right in the line of fire. Now Goldy has to face tough question: Was the victim killed by his partners in crime to keep him quiet and would they go so far to target Goldy herself? Could Tom’s investigation have trigger a murder? Or could that shots be completely unrelated, perhaps coming at the hands of Goldy’s violent and recently paroled ex husband?With her own life in peril, the last thing Goldy wants to think about is Shakespeare’s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies, or Damsel in Distress Plum Tart. But with death peering around every corner, she has no choice but to cook up some crime solving solutions before the only dish that’s left on her menu is murder…
New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson has prepared another irresistibly tempting tale spiced with mystery and mayhem, as caterer turned sleuth Goldy Schulz finds herself in hot water when she sets out to catch a killer with a secret recipe for murder. Chopping SpreeFor Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isn t just booming it’s skyrocketing. But as her friend Marla is constantly warning her, Success can kill you. Goldy knows she needs to slow down before she breaks down, and she vows she ll do it right after her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall s Elite Shoppers Club. It s the event of the shopping season: the Princess Without a Pricetag party for the wealthy shopaholics who drop at least a thousand dollars a week at the mall. Goldy has been hired by charming mall manager Barry Dean to cater the jewel encrusted affair. But she has hardly begun setting up when she finds herself in the path of a truck that has no intention of stopping until both she and Barry are crushed beneath it. Muddied, bruised, embarrassed, but determined to do her job, Goldy manages to get the party started on time with the help of her trusted assistants Julian Teller and Liz Fury. But with the outbreak of an ugly marital spat among the guests, the behavior of Barry s flighty young girlfriend, and Barry s own strange actions after the truck incident, the event is by Goldy s standards a catastrophe. And it s about to get worse. When she goes to pick up her check, she finds an old friend lying dead in a pile of sale shoes stabbed with one of Goldy s new knives. Hours later, Julian is the prime suspect in the murder. To prove Julian s innocence, Goldy must catch the real killer. But to do that, she will have to figure out why the victim was carrying a powerful narcotic. And why was a private investigator called in shortly before the murder? Was the killer connected to a mall renovation project or the eviction of a disgruntled tenant? Or was the villain the odd lover out in a violent love triangle?Between whipping up Sweethearts Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers Hot Crab Dip, and digging up clues, Goldy knows this is going to be one tough case to crack. And her gourmet sleuth s instinct tells her that the final course will be a real killer.
No one serves up mystery better than Diane Mott Davidson New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson has taken readers by storm with clever mysteries filled with tantalizing plots and mouthwatering recipes. In her twelfth novel her tastiest tale yet the ingenious storyteller whips up a rich souffl of murder and mischief. The governor of Colorado has commuted the prison sentence of Goldy Schulz’s ultra handsome, ultra charming, ultra venal ex husband, Dr. John Richard Korman, otherwise known to Goldy as the Jerk. He’s released, and soon afterward Goldy becomes the victim of threats, rumors, and violence. Then there’s a murder and suspicion centers on Goldy. Suddenly, she is faced with the challenge of running her successful catering business while fending off two persistent detectives. Caught in a web of secrets and lies that can tear her family apart, Goldy must use all of her considerable powers of detection to find the real killer before she herself becomes a target.
The New York Times bestselling author cooks up a knockout treat featuring the irrepressible caterer Goldy Schulz
‘I tripped over the body of
Dusty Routt at half past ten on the
night of October 19…
Goldy Schulz has a lucrative new gig, preparing breakfasts and conference room snacks for a local law firm. It’s time consuming, but Goldy is enjoying it until the night she arrives to find Dusty, the firm’s paralegal, dead.
The poor young woman also happened to be Goldy’s friend and neighbor, and now Dusty’s grieving mother begs Goldy to find out who murdered her daughter. Just because the police are on the case doesn’t mean Goldy can’t do a little snooping herself.
While catering a party at the home of one of the firm’s lawyers, she manages to overhear an incriminating conversation and ends up discovering a few clues in the kitchen.
Before long, Goldy is knee deep in suspects, one of whom is incredibly dangerous and very liable to cook Goldy’s goose.
Goldy Schulz is thrilled to be catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library. But little does she know that on the menu, alongside the Great Expectations Grapefruit, Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie, and Bleak House Bars, is a large helping of murder.
While setting up at the library, Goldy spots a woman lurking in the stacks who bears a striking resemblance to Sandee Brisbane the Sandee Brisbane who killed Goldy’s ex husband, the Jerk. But Sandee is supposed to be dead. Or so everyone believes.
Goldy’s suspicions mount when the body of Drew Wellington, a former district attorney, is found in a corner of the library with a map worth thousands of dollars stashed in his clothing. She’s convinced that Sandee is involved.
But the holiday madness is only just beginning for Goldy. Soon she’s drawn into the dangerous, double crossing world of high end map dealing. And like the ghost of Christmas past, Sandee keeps making an appearance. Could she be out to prove that revenge is sweet?
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla and murder in another delectable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot
Cynics say getting married is a death wish…
It’s been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It’s bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, has changed her menu six times and the event date twice. Now she wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fianc .
Then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy’s godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. At least that’s what appears to have happened. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the research he was doing at the spa allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked.
So Goldy dons chef’s whites and goes undercover at the spa, where coffee is outlawed in favor of calming smoothies, and the fruit cocktail doesn’t include fresh fruit. Add in the obstreperous owner, who years ago tried to sabotage Goldy’s fledgling business, and she’s got her hands full.
Above all, there seems to be a clever killer on the spa grounds, watching her every move. After what befell Jack, Goldy knows that she might be next. Catering weddings, and cooking low fat food, could be killing her literally.
Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz returns in another tasty and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop turned PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppy mill. Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy s house isn t safe, and after a failed break in by an unknown intruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things. Then a second body is found. Swapping her chef s hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation. But she s got to move fast. It s Crunch Time to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her. Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderful food, and scrumptious recipes, Crunch Time is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfy all of Goldy s fans.