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Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspenseby Diane Mott Davidson
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Caterer and sleuth extraordinaireGoldy Schulz returns in another tastyand suspenseful adventure fromNew York Times bestselling authorDiane Mott Davidson
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up bigtrouble as she tries to help her longtimefriend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. Whenthe rental house shared by Yolanda and herirrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed byarson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PIErnest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot deadand his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy,Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppiesthat Ernest had recently rescued from a puppymill.
Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites themto stay with her while the sheriffs departmentinvestigates. Yet even Goldys house isnt safe,and after a failed break-in by an unknownintruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things.Then a second body is found.
Swapping her chefs hat for a sleuthing cap,the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation.But shes got to move fast. Its crunch time toclose in on a killer, before he can close in on her.
Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderfulfood, and scrumptious recipes, CrunchTime is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfyall of Goldys fans.
"In Davidson's enjoyable if overplotted 16th culinary novel of suspense (after Fatally Flaky), Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz hires longtime friend and chef Yolanda Garcia as her catering assistant, after a string of bad luck forced Yolanda and Yolanda's irascible great-aunt, Ferdinanda, out of their rental home. Yolanda has been making extra money cooking meals for Ernest McLeod, an ex-cop turned PI, who also let the pair live in his guest quarters. But when McLeod is murdered, Yolanda's connections to his various investigations — from a cheating spouse to an illegal puppy mill — create suspicion. Goldy insists that Yolanda, who's also afraid of an abusive ex-boyfriend, and Ferdinanda stay at the Schulzes' house so she and her sheriff's investigator husband, Tom, can keep an eye on them. Goldy must once again sift through Aspen Meadow's unending supply of dirty secrets and suspects while whipping up delicious meals. 6-city author tour. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”
“The Julia Child of mystery writers.”
No one cooks up a tastier stew of murder, mystery, and mayhem than New York Times bestselling author Diana Mott Davidson. Entertainment Weekly calls her “todays foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit.” And now its Crunch Time, as Davidsons delightful series protagonist, caterer and amateur sleuth-extraordinaire Goldy Schulz, digs into a deadly smorgasbord that includes a heaping helping of murder, a double dose of arson…and nine adorable beagle puppies!
About the Author
Diane Mott Davidson is the author of fourteen bestselling novels featuring the irresistible Goldy Schulz. She lives in Colorado with her family.
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