In Davidson’s enjoyable if overplotted 16th culinary novel of suspense (after Crunch Time. Diane Mott Davidson, Morrow, $ (p) ISBN. Crunch Time Cookies: Diane Mott Davidson. Maybe this belongs on my DyingforChocolate blog, but I couldn’t help but post it here. My worlds. 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.

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Goldy caters an event and the recipe is on the next page. Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz returns in another tasty and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia.

CRUNCH TIME by Diane Mott Davidson | Kirkus Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a mystery, it doesn’t work. First, the book is way too long. And, of course, all sorts of strange things are happening, with Goldy being threatened at every turn as she pieces it all together.

Diane Mott Davidson – Crunch Time

Goldy manages to skirt, if not break, the law several times in pursuit of some answers for her friends. There’s just no xiane to have any respect for the law anymore. Thanks for stopping by. There are so many people involved in this mystery that it feels that a scorecard is needed just to keep up with them all. I think it’s the voice that Diane Mott Davidson dianf able to create — both homey and on point with the tiny details of how real people live, that makes me pick up another installment every so often.

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What age is she, exactly? Yes, every book ends the same way with Goldy narrowly escaping death. Some folks thought this was a bit long. Her husband still loves her despite mitt faults. Way too long for a cozy. It’s just too silly!

This time, Yolanda and her great aunt are displaced when the man that they are living with is found murdered. This book was just too crowded with crimes, criminals and crises. If you’re looking for something realistic, though, this might not be your cup of tea.

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Books by Diane Mott Davidson. W I thought I loved this series. This one, including recipes at the end, is pages.

Her annoyance at Charlene Newgate a woman raising her grandson from Arch’s private school cracked me up — the woman always saying how hard she has it and slipping in snide davidspn as if Goldy has it easy.

Also, I do love the cooking talk. Some of the ones from Crunch Time are as follows: Mar 19, Benjamin Thomas rated it did not like it Shelves: Once I cold tell myself it’s just fiction, though, I found the read much more enjoyable.

Mystery Fanfare: Crunch Time Cookies: Diane Mott Davidson

My copy measured out at over pages. Yes, Goldy always gets herself into trouble.

I had hopes after 15, Fatally Flaky, once again returned to form with a decent mystery plot but now with this 16th tkme in the series, I am afraid for the future of the entire series.

Goldy is a loveable heroine and keeps things interesting. Davidson’s love of cooking is evident in the books.



There is enough action for the thrill seekers, enough mystery for the amateur sleuths, and enough recipes for the gourmet cooks to keep all readers happy. Thus begins another flavor-filled episode in the Goldy Schulz mystery series, and although Crunch Time is overlong at more than pages, it is full of satisfying real-life dialogue along with an alarming array of suspects.

I suppose with a cozy mystery, the reader expects to suspend their disbelief somewhat and just go with it.

I have never read another book by this author before and the lighthearted writing style was easy to read. In addition, she has written short stories and poetry for various publications. Then Yolanda’s roommate, Ernest, is murdered, his house is burnt down, and Yolanda is blaming her ex-b Sixteenth in the Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries cooking series set in the Aspen area in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. While better than some of her more recent books for example Sweet Revenge it is not as good as the early books in the series.

I couldn’t actually guess how this was going to end, which is a good thing. Davidson has volunteered for numerous organizations. Tempting Read Always a great romp with Goldy!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. They move in with Goldy, while her husband Tom is on the case. I always expect an entertaining, cozy mystery when I pick up a book by Diane Mott Davidson.