Goldy Schulz/Culinary Mystery, No 16
Diane Mott Davidson
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
HarperCollins / William
April 5, 2011/ ISBN 9780062027504
Mystery / Cozy / Recipes
by Brenda Weeaks
The first Goldy Schulz mystery I listened to on tape was Dying
for Chocolate. I was hooked from the start and still, actually,
prefer listening to the series than reading it. Giving credit where
credit is due, Barbara Rosenblat's narration also stayed with me
long after turning the recorder off. And it's why I take notice
of the books she narrates.
In Goldy's sixteenth mystery she deals with yet another murder
in Aspen Meadow. Ex-copy/PI Ernie takes Goldy's friend and co-worker
Yolanda in as cook and cleaner. Her hard-nosed aunt goes with her.
(Yolanda is a character from a previous mystery.) She's dealing
with a former boyfriend/stalker but I get the impression Yolanda
doesn't need worry with wand-welding aunt Ferdinanda around. Unfortunately,
ex-alcoholic PI Ernie is murdered and Goldy learns he left everything
to Yolanda. Oh, and did I mention what's stashed under Yolanda's
mattress? It's enough to make Goldy suspicious of her fellow caterer.
Yolanda is just one of many suspects and the will is only one of
many twists... Just when you think it's too easy and you know how
it'll end, Davidson changes things up.
On the personal side Goldy and her dear hubby make a life-changing
decision sure to excite series followers. And it looks like son
Arch is actually growing up and thinking of others. (Limited whining
It's a complex mystery with a lot going on -- including recipes.
Rosenblatt reads the recipes at the end of the audio. Imagine listening
to Rosenblatt's reading while testing the recipes - sure sounds
like fun to me.