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Sticks & scones by Diane Mott Davidson
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Sticks & scones (edition 2002)

by Diane Mott Davidson (Author)

Series: Goldy Schulz (10)

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Fiction. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:Celebrated for her unique blend of first-class suspense and five-star fare, Diane Mott Davidson has won scores of fans and earned a place on major bestseller lists across the country. Now she dishes up another dangerously tasty treat of murder and mystery.

For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a series of bookings at Hyde Castle is like a dream come true. Itâ??s not every day that she gets to cook authentic Elizabethan fareâ??especially at a real castle that was brought over from England and reassembled stone by stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is determined that everything will go rightâ??which is why, she figures later, everything went terribly wrong. It begins when a shotgun blast shatters her window. Then Goldy discovers a body lying in a nearby creek. And when shots ring out for the second time that day, someone Goldy loves is in the line of fire. Suddenly the last thing Goldy wants to think about is Shakespeareâ??s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Co
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Title:Sticks & scones
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Sticks & Scones by Diane Mott Davidson

  1. 10
    Belle Harbor Cozy Mysteries: Books 1-3 by Sue Hollowell (JenniferRobb)
    JenniferRobb: Both are culinary cozy mysteries, though DMD's character is better developed and farther along in her catering career.
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This is probably my favorite Diane Mott Davidson novel so far. I really enjoy the castle/English type theme and it was definitely a more intricate plot with so many things going on. I did get frustrated with the novel when once again Goldy goes investigating while she is at a catering event! Any time I have worked with events like this, there is absolutely no time to go do anything else! ( )
  LilQuebe | Feb 25, 2021 |
#10 of the 17 book Goldy the Caterer series set in the Aspen/Denver area of Colorado. A fairly good mix of the author's standard characters along with a few criminal types and a bimbo or two. The far fetched plot is typical of this series. But a good romp with some medieval history, fencing and thematic recipes. ( )
  MM_Jones | May 22, 2020 |
There is a real old English castle just outside of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, owned by a rather eccentric family for whom Goldy Shultz is catering several banquets including her son’s Elk Prep School fencing team’s banquet. Godly’s Dectective husband, Tom, is out of town on a case involving the theft of extremely rare stamps. Goldy’s Ex is out on parole after only serving 5 months of a 2 year sentence. Godly’s living room window gets shot. Having nowhere safe to go, she is staying at her employer’s castle. While checking out the castle’s chapel for an event, she comes across the body of one of the suspected stamp thieves. She calls 911, and her husband meets her at the chapel. While checking on the body, Tom is shot. He is airlifted to a Denver hospital. Goldy’s world is becoming a very unsettled place. Her house gets broken into, the Jerk is making threats, the stamps are still missing, and the castle may be haunted. Goldy sets out to bring her life back to normal.

Not a bad story. There are lots of quirky and violent characters. Goldy is too snoopy for her own well being, which is very frustrating for me as a reader. But there is enough action and humor to keep my attention. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Feb 5, 2019 |
For those familiar with Diane Mott Davidson's mysteries this follows the usual plot line of a murder or murders in which Goldie Schulz, a caterer by day and an amateur detective all the time, is somehow involved. While cooking up a storm and dealing with her ex-husband (the JERK), Goldie solves the mystery by the end of the book. In this case, Goldie is rudely awakened one morning by a shotgun blast to her living room window. Her husband, a real police detective, is out of town investigating a robbery/murder which involves expensive stamps. Goldie packs up her son and her catering supplies and seeks refuge at the castle in which she is scheduled to cater two functions. While checking out the chapel which is the location of the first function she finds a dead body. She recognizes the deceased as the person her husband is seeking. Her husband turns up almost immediately and is shot as he go to greet her. Although he is not seriously hurt, they still can't return home so everyone stays at the castle which may be haunted.

These cozies are a good light read (which I definitely needed after finishing Prozac Nation) and the recipes are mouth-watering. Bon appetit. ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 24, 2017 |
This wasn't one of my favorites, maybe because the relationship between Goldie and Tom didn't feel very real in this book. Ms. Davidson tried to create a sense of jealousy and possible betrayal but it didn't really work. I also felt like the mystery part just didn't hang together very well. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Feb 5, 2014 |
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Wounds of the flesh a surgeon's skill may heal,
But wounded honor's only cured with steel.
--"The Art of Dueling" by "A Traveller" London, 1836
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To John William Schenk,
a stupendously talented and fabulously creative
chef and caterer.
Thank you.
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Nighttime noises are torture.
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Fiction. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:Celebrated for her unique blend of first-class suspense and five-star fare, Diane Mott Davidson has won scores of fans and earned a place on major bestseller lists across the country. Now she dishes up another dangerously tasty treat of murder and mystery.

For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a series of bookings at Hyde Castle is like a dream come true. Itâ??s not every day that she gets to cook authentic Elizabethan fareâ??especially at a real castle that was brought over from England and reassembled stone by stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is determined that everything will go rightâ??which is why, she figures later, everything went terribly wrong. It begins when a shotgun blast shatters her window. Then Goldy discovers a body lying in a nearby creek. And when shots ring out for the second time that day, someone Goldy loves is in the line of fire. Suddenly the last thing Goldy wants to think about is Shakespeareâ??s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Co

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