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Tough Cookieby Diane Mott Davidson
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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 Shi 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 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 1 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 Gingersnaps. But the deadliest dish of all comes after the camera 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 investigation 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...
"Today's foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit." Enterainment Weekly
"A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker!" The Sun, Baltimore
"You don't have to be a cook or a mystery fan to love Diane Mott Davidson's books. But if you're either — or both &3151; her tempting recipes and elaborate plots add up to a literary feast!" The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Davidson has found the recipe for bestsellers." The Atlanta Constitution
A deliciously deadly novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Prime Cut.
Diane Mott Davidson's unique blend of first-class suspense and five-star fare has won her scores of fans and propelled her onto major bestseller lists across the country. Now she returns with her hottest entree yet, serving up another tantalizing menu for murder....
When caterer 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. 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 answer: everything! When Goldy has to do one of her shows live for a PBS telethon, the broadcast is riddled with culinary catastrophes — from the Chesapeake Crab Cakes right down to the Ice-Capped Gingersnaps. But the deadliest dish of all comes after the cameras go off — and a baffling accident claims a life. Then a series of suspicious mishaps places Goldy's own life in jeopardy, and she knows she'd better whip up her own crime-solving recipe, and fast — before a deadly dash of danger ends her cooking career once and for all....
About the Author
Diane Mott Davidson lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband and three sons and is at work on her tenth novel.
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