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The Main Corpse (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 6) (original 1996; edition 1997)

by Diane Mott Davidson

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Title:The Main Corpse (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 6)
Authors:Diane Mott Davidson
Info:Bantam Books (1997), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Goldy Schulz, owner of Goldilock’s Catering, is going through a dry spell. Her best friend, Marla Korman, is recovering from a heart attack and dating a rather shady guy name Tony Royce of Prospect Financial Partners. Marla convinces Tony to hire Goldy to cater a picnic st the opening of his new investment venture, Eurydice Gold Mine. At the picnic Marla has a huge argument with Tony’s partner concerning the assay reports on the mine. The next day Tony’s partner disappears along with 3.5 million from the company’s bank accounts. The early June weather in the high Rockies is causing flooding, landslides and horrible icy road conditions. Goldy’s dectective husband, Tom, is having trouble with his boss. Matter of fact, his boss pulled him from the disappearance case. Something is seriously wrong and it all leads back to the Gold Mine. Goldy is determined to figure out what is going wrong. Missing persons, missing money, a paramilitary group with explosives, felons, bad soup, landslides, and a lack of clients make this a June to remember for Goldy.

This was a much better book than the previous installment in the series. Humor, witty dialogue, and action keep the story moving along at a fairly brisk pace, with enough twists and turns to keep me reading. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Jan 22, 2019 |
Goldy caters a disastrous party for mine investors at the mine...in the rain...just when her friend Marla, one of the investors, gets word the assays on the mine might not be any good. Things naturally spiral downward from there, and quickly devolve to Marla being charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Tony Royce, despite the lack of a body. Goldy, of course, has to save the day, with the help of Beau Farquar and her son Arch and his dog, retired police bloodhound Jake. It's great fun, and if you've enjoyed others in the series you'll enjoy this one. ( )
  LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |
Another winner in the Goldy series. The only negative thing that I can say about this book is the way Bo and Goldy got Marla out of jail. In my opinion, it was a tad far fetched and what was even more bizarre was that Goldy didn't even get charged for it. But.... it is just a story and sometimes it is okay not to be perfectly aligned with reality. And once again, the recipes are tasty. ( )
  travelgal | Mar 19, 2018 |
I have not yet read this book.
  LynneQuan | Oct 1, 2017 |
Another case of nosy Goldy solving crimes 'outside the box' - somehow she always rises from a pile of merde smelling like a rose. The cast of characters expands, the mystery in this one is more convoluted, and one of the players - Goldy's new helper - is left out high and dry at the end. Not the best one in the series, but the recipes continue to delight.

Note: I've read later ones in this series, and it does get better. This one seems to be an anomaly.. hope it's the only one. ( )
  tututhefirst | Sep 8, 2016 |
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She has been called "the Julia Child of mystery writers." Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five-star helping of suspense. When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion-dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high-stakes world where someone is out to make a killing....

Goldy, owner of Goldilocks' Catering, barely weathered a disastrous spring in which relentless rains and driving snow put a real damper on her business.  But now, thanks to her best friend, Marla, the Colorado caterer is suddenly cooking up a storm...lovingly preparing Crab Quesadillas, Tomato-Brie Pie, and Gold Foil-Wrapped Fudge Bars for her wealthy new client, Prospect Financial Partners.

The Prospect Partners' financial whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who is personally managing Marla's money, have hired Goldy to prepare a sumptuous party to kick off their latest venture: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. Anxious to take advantage of a golden opportunity, Goldy arrives at the mine site early, loaded down with goodies. Yet just when she thinks she can relax, all hell breaks loose--and the main culprit is Marla.

Her best friend is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when, several days later, Albert ends up missing, it looks as if Marla was right. Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy's best friend as if she had committed a crime? And how can Goldy keep her fourteen-year-old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making matters worse?

As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up hot, fragrant Sour Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she finds
herself drawn into a most unusual situation of missing partners, stolen millions, and multiple homicides. And only when Goldy can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will she be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend's dearest asset--her life.

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"Goldy, owner of Goldilocks' Catering, just barely weathered a disastrous spring in which relentless rains and driving snow put a real damper on her business. But now, thanks to her best friend, Marla, the Colorado caterer is suddenly cooking up a storm ... lovingly preparing Crab Quesadillas, Tomato-Brie Pie, and Gold Foil-Wrapped Fudge Bars for her wealthy new client, Prospect Financial Partners."--BOOK JACKET. "The Prospect partners, financial whiz Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who is personally managing Marla's money, have hired Goldy to prepare a sumptuous party to kick off their latest venture: the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. Anxious to take advantage of a golden opportunity, Goldy arrives at the mine site early, loaded down with goodies. Yet just when she thinks she can relax, all hell breaks loose - and the main culprit is Marla."--BOOK JACKET."Her best friend is sure the mine venture is a scam. And when, several days later, Albert ends up missing, it looks as if Marla was right. Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy's friend as if she had committed a crime? And how can Goldy keep her fourteen-year-old son, Arch, and his unreliable bloodhound from making matters worse?"--BOOK JACKET. "As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up hot, fragrant Sour Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she finds herself drawn into a most unusual situation of missing partners, stolen millions, and multiple homicides. And only when Goldy can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will she be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend's dearest asset - her life."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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