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Prime Cut (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 8) (edition 2000)

by Diane Mott Davidson

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Title:Prime Cut (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 8)
Authors:Diane Mott Davidson
Info:Bantam (2000), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Goldy Shultz, caterer, has a mess on her hands. The contractor who was repairing her kitchen window, broken by her now incarcerated ex, has stopped work. He left her commercial kitchen a disaster, and Goldy is worried about a pop in inspection by the health department. There’s. New caterer in town who is undercutting her business. Tom, her detective husband, is on an unpaid leave due to a conflict with the district attorney over the death of their contractor. Goldy’s old boss has hired her to help cater some photo shoots. The death of her old boss and their contractor causes headaches on Mille levels. She can’t even confide in her best friend who is in the midst of an IRS audit, complements of their ex husband reaching out from the prison. Even, the local museum is having problems; someone broke in and stole a bunch of historical cookbooks. But, life goes on as Goldy tries to sort things out.

It was a decent read. Lots of characters to help stir the plot and misdirect. Humor and action were average for this series. It was a decent quick read, but nothing to write home about. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Jan 27, 2019 |
Not really sure about the accuracy of the title, but loved it any way. Goldy's food world is crashing down all around her. Tom, her husband, has been suspended for something he did not do; Goldy's kitchen is a mess thanks to a contractor who has taken her money but not finished the work (said contractor later turns up dead); there is a new caterer in town who is undercutting Goldy's prices and taking her clients. And then there is her ex-husband and even though he is in jail, he is still being a thorn in the flesh for both Goldy and Marla (the other ex-wife). Loved the mystery of it all and the sumptuous recipes that are included. ( )
  travelgal | Jul 25, 2018 |
A friend of mine gave me earlier books in this series a number of years ago. As with all books of this type, it does strike me as odd that no one seems to care that dead bodies show up all around this caterer. Only one in town or not, I think I'd prefer an event with no dead bodies, even if I had to hire someone from the next big town to get it!

Other than that, this is the standard installment for this series with a few twists. Goldy has some competition in the catering world for a change. Though, of course, that bit works itself out by the end of the book--she might still have some competition, but at least it will be on more equal footing. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
I'm enjoying this series but have discovered that I'm hungry all the time while reading it. Could be there is not one page that doesn't describe food being cooked, eaten, displayed. :) I think it's some sort of subliminal message. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
I enjoyed this book but I believe there are many readers who would be absolutely enthralled with this cozy mystery. It is a mystery that blends the world of caterers and fashion shoots within a beautifully described picturesque setting of Aspen Meadows, Colorado. The key character is energetic Goldy Bear, caterer and amateur sleuth. Season the mixture with a homestead museum and an ex-husband in prison. And don't forget the pièce de résistance, an endearing (current) husband who is not only a detective on the local police force but can grill and cook AND can design and remodel a home kitchen left in shreds into a culinary dream workspace for home creations and business extravaganzas.

This novel was my first introduction to the author, Diane Mott Davidson and my first read in the series. Delightfully, it can be read as a stand-alone. Chapters are sprinkled liberally with recipes that are described in mouth-watering detail. If you enjoy culinary mysteries, this one should be quickly folded on to your wish list of reading treats. ( )
  Corduroy7 | Jun 22, 2014 |
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You could die from reading one of Diane Mott Davidson's culinary mysteries: this one includes recipes for Jailbreak Potatoes (butter, whipping cream, freshly grated Parmesan cheese) and Labor Day Flourless Chocolate Cake with Berries, Melba Sauce, and White Chocolate Cream (butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar, whipping cream). So you might want to take both the recipes and Davidson's pinball machine-like plots in small bites. This time, caterer Goldy Schulz careens between the worlds of contracting and high fashion models, with bodies from both camps falling into the food. It's all in fun, and readers have been lapping up Davidson's merry mélanges with increasing appetite. Catering to Nobody, The Cereal Murders, Dying for Chocolate, The Grilling Season, Killer Pancake, and The Main Corpse are available on the paperback menu. --Dick Adler

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The critically acclaimed author of "The Grilling Season" and "The Main Corpse" once again whips up an irresistible menu for murder. When Goldy Schultz takes on the job of catering for a magazine's fashion shoot, she's soon knee-deep in beauties and beefcake, corpses and caskets--and on a ruthless killer's menu for murder.… (more)

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