Crunch Time

Crunch Time

Large Print - 2011
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"A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker."
--Baltimore Sun

"The Julia Child of mystery writers."
--Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

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 "today's foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit." And now it's Crunch Time, as Davidson's 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!

Publisher: New York : Harper Luxe, c2011.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780062017802
Characteristics: 719 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 26, 2019

I think I've outgrown Goldy - or I've outgrown straightforward whodunits. When there's people like Lehane and Nevada Barr and C.J Sansom writing "mysteries" (though they're so much more), something like this just pales in comparison. However, the food writing is still wonderfully done and I turned the pages well enough; it's just that the story was already out of my memory bank by the time I put the book on the shelf. Also, I think Davidson is a lazy writer. After 450+ pages of moving-right-along action, she ends the book with a half dozen pages of exposition explaining the whodunit, rather than it being discovered in the action.

May 22, 2012

Not bad. Good mystery. Lots of good recipes. Yes, you read that correctly. Not my favourite mystery writer.

Feb 03, 2012

She seems to be changing a bit the way she is writing. I did not like the "more complex" ... think she is a better writer as a 'light read'. Story still good and will read her next one though.

Jan 21, 2012

Agreed that it was one of the more complicated who dunnit & why in this series, but notes-to-self included an ! after "good."

ehbooklover Sep 10, 2011

Enjoyable, but definitely not the strongest book in the Goldy Schultz series. The story was way longer than it needed to be and was bogged down by too many different subplots.

Jun 20, 2011

A good summer read - most enjoyable that I've read by her maybe because it's a slightly more complex story line, & more interesting characters

NZaleske May 07, 2011

A fast read. A little bit frustrating that people in the book are getting away with things, that you know just would not happen. Over all, it was alright.

debwalker Mar 30, 2011

The latest culinary investigation with caterer Goldy Schulz.


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Jul 07, 2013

Goldy again goes to work to solve the who did it murder - this time 9 beagles are involved! Of course Davidson adds interesting characters as well as her stand by characters. An enjoyable read - doesn't disappoint Goldy fans.

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