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Diane Mott Davidson

Author of Catering to Nobody

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About the Author

Diane Mott Davidson, best-selling mystery writer, was born in Honolulu. Davidson's mysteries center around the experiences of Goldy Bear, a divorced caterer who solves murders while also contending with her former husband, an abusive physician, and with raising her son in the community in which show more they all live. Each book also includes some of Goldy's menus and delicious recipes. Her novels include Catering to Nobody (nominated for the Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity awards for Best First Novel), Dying for Chocolate, Killer Pancakes, The Last Suppers, and The Grilling Season. Diane Mott Davidson was named the 1990 Writer of the Year for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and received the Anthony Award for Best Short Story in 1992. She made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 for The Whole Enchilada. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Diane Mott Davidson

Catering to Nobody (1990) 1,668 copies
Dying for Chocolate (1992) 1,555 copies
The Cereal Murders (1993) 1,307 copies
Double Shot (2004) 1,265 copies
The Last Suppers (1994) 1,248 copies
Dark Tort (2006) 1,244 copies
Tough Cookie (2000) 1,231 copies
Sticks & Scones (2001) 1,230 copies
The Grilling Season (1997) 1,216 copies
Prime Cut (1998) 1,193 copies
Killer Pancake (1995) 1,178 copies
The Main Corpse (1996) 1,171 copies
Chopping Spree (2002) 1,170 copies
Sweet Revenge (2007) 1,074 copies
Fatally Flaky (2009) 940 copies

Associated Works

Some Buried Caesar (1939) — Introduction, some editions — 1,201 copies
Nero Wolfe Mysteries: Some Buried Caesar / The Golden Spiders (1938) — Introduction, some editions — 195 copies
Death Dines at 8:30 (2001) — Contributor — 87 copies
Sisters in Crime 5 (1992) — Contributor — 85 copies


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Common Knowledge

USA (birth)
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Places of residence
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Evergreen, Colorado, USA
Wellesley College
Stanford University (BA|Art History and Political Science)
Johns Hopkins University (MA|Art History)
Awards and honors
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers "Writer of the Year" (1990)
Short biography
Diane Mott Davidson was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in Washington D.C and Virginia. She studied political science and art history at Stanford and Johns Hopkins Universities and is active in volunteer work. She lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband and three sons, where she divides her time between cooking and writing.




(audio) Paralegal found dead in lawyer?s office is also a friend of Goldie, the caterer. Goldie gets involved again.
bentstoker | 26 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
audio: Good murder mystery by author that loves to bring in food to the story. A caterer discovers a body of a student at school she is catering function for and must find out who would want their child to succeed bad enough in college placement to stoop to murder.
derailer | 18 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
This series always pleases. Definitely in the "need something light, quick and fun" category.
This time Goldy is out of work since her drains weren't up to code, and the health inspector shuts her down until they are replaced. To help make ends meet, she agrees to host a cooking show on PBS that is filmed at the top of a ski resort near her. Of course, it doesn't take long until there is a suspicious death, and naturally Goldy was the last person to see him. This gives Goldy a vested interest in finding out what happened, and it's not long before she's being rather forcefully warned to back off. Does she?! Of course not. Love the recipes sprinkled throughout.
A quick, light read.
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cjyap1 | 18 other reviews | Jan 15, 2024 |
This is an enjoyable series. This book is a quick and light read, a good escape. I love the recipes at the end.
cjyap1 | 26 other reviews | Nov 1, 2023 |



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