Synopses & Reviews
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 There, in a hopelessly outdated kitchen, Goldy and the temperamental but kindhearted Andre struggle to create warming Models' Mushroom Soup, Savory Florentine Cheesecakes, and a luscious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!
Last fall, after five-star reviews for The Grilling Season and The Main Corpse, Diane Mott Davidson leaped onto major bestseller lists across the country -- The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and many others -- as readers clamored for her trademark blend of superb suspense, fully realized characters, and recipes to die for.
Ever want to murder your contractor? Strangle the lissome beauty in the skimpy G-string on that billboard you see every morning? Hammers and hunks -- who but the clever Diane Mort Davidson could pair the two in the year's most delightfully insidious mystery? When a local contractor turns up dead and Goldy's husband turns their home upside down remodeling their kitchen, Goldy seeks the sanctuary of catering for a magazine's fashion shoot. Soon she's knee-deep in beauties and beefcake, corpses and caskets -- and on a ruthless killer's menu for murder!
"Prime Cut" will prove why Diane Mott Davidson's mysteries are the hottest entree on bestseller lists coast to coast. With its unique blend of sumptuous fare and first-class suspense, "Prime Cut" is truly a mystery to savor.
About the Author
Diane Mott Davidson lives in Evergreen, Colorado, with her husband and three sons and is at work on her next novel.