Goldy Schultz Culinary Mystery
Diane Mott Davidson
April 2011/ ISBN 9780061348150
Mystery / Cozy / Receipes
by Barbara Buhrer
Colorado caterer, Goldy Schulz, offers to help her friend and fellow
chef, ex-Cuban, Yolanda. Yolanda and her wheelchair bound Aunt Ferinanda
had moved in with ex-cop turned PI, Ernest McLeod, when their rented
home was destroyed by fire. Then McLeod was shot dead. Yolanda,
Aunt Ferinanda and nine beagle puppies were nearly killed when McLeod's
house had been set on fire. Goldy invites them to move in with her
even though her husband, Tom, doesn’t approve of Yolanda's
friends. Goldy's home is unsuccessfully broken into. Another body
it is necessary for her to find the reason behind all of this. So
she puts catering business (which is not doing well because of the
present state of the economy) and undertakes her own investigation.
This cozy culinary
mystery is a delightful read. There is an interesting cast of characters
(and who can resist nine beagle puppies?). The action is constant,
never a dull moment, and all of it believable. The scenic setting
adds to the appreciation of the book.
As an added
bonus a number of delicious recipes (try the cookies!) are included.