Diane Mott Davidson (born () March 22, 1949) is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. In this one, her friend is the business manager of a shopping center and asks her to cater an event. This is truly one of my favorite cozy mystery series and I am sad that it finished in It felt like it had come to an end, but I assumed it was just a nice conclusive book. I have gotten to the point that it is just too much to read about the son's abusive attitude to his mother and her trying to excuse it as typical teenage behavior. About the Kirkus Prize Kirkus Prize Judges. Diane Mott Davidson didn't publish her first novel until she was Her mystery novels feature protagonist, Goldy Schulz, a caterer. In addition, she has written short stories and poetry for various publications. Diane Mott Davidson Books In Order On July 1, 1990, Diane Mott Davidson published her first book which was called Catering To Nobody. 2020 2019 2018 2017. Davidson got the idea to use food themes from Robert B. Parker. See this article from the Denver Post and her cagey response to the … I couldn't connect to any of the characters. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Dark Tort (Goldy Schulz Book 13). Her ex is not present in this book. Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook goes on sale September 22nd. I stopped reading this one after listening to Goldy talking about Archie saying He better get everything on his list. I have mixed feelings about this book. She has since written 14 more mysteries, all featuring Goldy the caterer. She sets about trying to prove his innocence. This was a good book in the series, as it focused on Julian, my favorite character, and it took place in a mall. She lives in an up-scale Colorado area; is married to a sheriff's officer (which comes in handy)and is raising a teenage son. I was glad to see how successful her business had become by this book, so much so that she was able to hire an assistant! Diane Mott Davidson didn't publish her first novel until she was Her mystery novels feature protagonist, Goldy Schulz, a caterer. Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Chopping Spree, the 11th book in the "Goldy Bear Schultz Culinary" cozy mystery series, written in 2002 by Diane Mott Davidson. Kirkus Prize . Especially after surviving an abusive husband (Arch's father). Required fields are marked *. The author, 47, is not the first writer to specialize in this particular genre of mystery writing. Goldy is a nosy busybody who should stick to catering and leave the crime solving to her husband who actually works for the police department. VJ Books Presents Author Diane Mott Davidson! Not only did she allow his disrespect, she rewarded him too! Her characters, Goldy, Tom, Arch, and Marla are so much fun to read about! Goldy knows she needs to slow down before she breaks down, and she vows she'll do it--right after her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall's Elite Shoppers Club. She studied political science and art history at Stanford and Johns Hopkins Universities and is active in volunteer work. Visit Diane Mott Davidson’s page at Barnes & Noble® and shop all Diane Mott Davidson books. She lives in an up-scale Colorado area; is married to a sheriff's officer (which comes in handy)and is raising a teenage son. He ends up dead and it looks like she has done it. If I had the amount of time Goldy seems to have in a day I could run a catering business and solve mysteries too. Her shear disregard for calories is always admirable too. Just short of his 15th birthday, Arch has become a demanding, obnoxious, ungrateful, disrespectful jerk...his father's mini-me, apparently. 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