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This is a series I love and collect I love a mystery and the detective is a caterer I love to cook and even though they rarely turn out I always try a recipe from each book This time it was the spinach cheesecakes oddly, not as good as it sounds But the story was fun and I love all the characters especially Marla She reminds me of my sister She is filthy rich and loves all the finer things in life and she is funny and flamboyant and just says things Poorly plotted and with wooden characterisation The recipe gimmick fails to stop this souffl from imploding. @Read ⚞ Prime Cut ß An Unscrupulous New Rival Has Pushed Goldy S Beloved Catering Business To The Brink Of Collapse An Even 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Chef Andre Hibbard, To Cater A Fashion Photo Shoot At A Turn Of The Century Mountain Cabin There, In A Hopelessly Outdated Kitchen, Goldy And The Temperamental But Kindhearted Andre Struggle To Create Warming Models Mushroom Soup, Savory Florentine Cheesecakes, And A Luscious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 Windowinto The Buffet 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 DA 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 In this installment, Goldy Bear Schultz s business is not doing so good She has to fight for every booking because a rival caterer is trying to put her out of business Her husband gets suspended for a disagreement he has with his superior His superior is a real jerk to begin with and it wasn t Tom s fault Goldy has to get her window fixed because of the Jerk She hires a guy but he just wrecks her kitchen and then runs off A little while later he ends up dead in the home of one of her good friend s house If that isn t bad enough, her cooking teacher Andre Hibbard dies of a heart attack which she isn t so sure is a heart attack Plus her ex husband is trying to get revenge from jail. Goldy Bear Schulz runs a small catering company in rural Colorado Her husband, Tom, is a cop, and her son, Arch, is 14 Need I say As this book opens, a new caterer has come to town and is intent on undercutting Goldy s prices and thereby garnering jobs that once were hers Her friend, Marla, is being audited by the IRS, and it s another hectic late summer as the book opens Goldy s kitchen has been torn up by an unscrupulous contractor who has taken her money and run, leaving the place in utter chaos In desperation, Goldy agrees to help her mentor cater a photo shoot, and before it s over, she has found the body of the contractor who stiffed her In the heat of the action, when she is initially considered a suspect, her husband comes to her aid only to be suspended from the police force It s up to Goldy to figure out who offed the contractor But before she does, her beloved chef mentor is found dead under suspicious circumstances.This book runs slower than do most of the ones in the series Still, it s not so slow that you ll get bored with it The usual cast of colorful characters are all here, and I didn t see the end coming. Ok, I have read a bunch of these books They are a quick read, have managed not to get too predictable and sometimes I can figure out who the murderer is Reading them as ebooks makes it hard to get the recipes, but I have copied a few off of my reader The biggest problem I have found and I realize it must be because I have read a bunch of them at the same time, but for God s sake, tell your kid your ex is a rotten bastard instead of bending over backwards to accomodate him The 2 recurrent theme after the cooking, is how Goldy bends over backwards so her exhusband can see their son, Arch Now, this in and of itself is a good thing The unfortunate part is that she is constantly covering up for the jerk s belittling of her and the new life she has created She downplays the rude, disrespectful, dangerous and humiliating things he does From my point of view, the message she is giving her son is that it is ok for a man to act any way he wants and it is a womans place to submit to it While telling herself how dangerous he is, even though they are divorced, he has no compunction in injuring her or her property with no consequences, she repeatedly puts herself in situations where he can hurt her and he does He has made it obvious that he really only takes Arch for visitation, if it screws with her plans He brushes off his son when it is convenient for him and doesn t care how he disappoints him Her 2nd husband, Tom, is a real sweetie and a great guy, but no matter how often he tries to make her see she needs to change her behavior, she maintains a giant blind spot about this Enough of ranting, like all the books and will keep hoping she wises up when it comes to the jerk. This was just ok.It is a terrible thing to be through with an author while you still have several of their books on hand So you slog through the rest of them Acutally, it is not too bad, it does have recipes Of course, I have never yet found one of her recipes to be of any interest to me Always one ingredient or another is on my verboten list or they are just too complicated to make If anyone was interested in them in the first place There are several mysteries going on who s killing everybody and why and what is with this new caterer undercutting her prices How does he know her prices I Love this series, I haven t been disappointed by this series at all All the the characters are absoulutety awesome Arch is kind of a little snot though I hope his character gets better I was really shocked at who the killer was Anther thing that has me a little concerned is this new cater in town I really don t like his style at all I also like how The Jerk was in jail, too bad he still was able to bring discontent to Goldie and Marla though I can t wait to read the next one I listened to the audiobook I find this series to be smart and funny. Book eight in the Goldy Culinary Mysteries.As a result of a visit from the jerk in the last book, Goldy hires a contractor to repair her kitchen window Unfortunately, the contractor in question, Gerald Eliot, takes her money, tears the kitchen apartand disappears A rival caterer emerges and seems determined to put Goldy out of business by stealing all of her clients, and Tom gets suspended after a run in with his extremely obnoxious boss Badly in need of work, Goldy helps out Chef Andre, her former teacher, as he caters a fashion shoot for a Christmas catalogue On her way home after the first day of the fashion shoot, Goldy stops to drop off some food for her friend Cameron While looking for his coffee pot, she makes a grisly discovery the body of Gerald Eliot, who had also taken money from Cameron for work that was never completed With Cameron in jail for a murder she is sure he did not commit and Tom suspended from work, Goldy plays detective again in order to bring the real killer to justice and to figure out what s up with the cookbooks stolen from the local museum The bodies and the delicious recipes just keep piling up