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The Last Suppers (Goldy Culinary Mysteries,…

The Last Suppers (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 4) (original 1994; edition 1995)

by Diane Mott Davidson

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Caterer Goldy Bear's wedding day becomes a nightmare when her groom, homicide detective Tom Schulz, calls her from a murder scene and then vanishes.
Title:The Last Suppers (Goldy Culinary Mysteries, Book 4)
Authors:Diane Mott Davidson
Info:Crimeline (1995), Paperback, 304 pages
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The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson (1994)



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Goldy Bear, caterer, is getting married to Tom Schulz, homicide detective. Goldy belongs to the Aspen Meadow Episcopalian Church. She is also catering several committee meetings at the church. There are warring factions in the church: the old school vs. the charismatics. Rev. Olson is a charismatic and locally known for the possible miracle of healing the sick. He is also involved with a married member of the church. One the day of their wedding, Tom calls Goldy to tell her that he is picking up Rev. Olson. However, neither Tom or Ted Olson show up at the church. The police go out to check and find the body of Ted Olson, but no Tom. Tom has been kidnapped. With Tom missing and the wedding on hold, Goldy does what she does best: cook and snoop for clues. The church is awash with turmoil.

I found this to be a decent fast moving read. There is a lot of religion and not much humor, which is unusual for this series. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Jan 7, 2019 |
We all have heard of wedding disasters. This one beats them all. Imagine on the wedding day, the bride learns from the groom that the minister who is to marry them has just been found murdered. Then the groom goes missing. This is exactly what Goldy experienced. While slow in places, I still enjoyed it. And those delicious sounding recipes make this another winne ( )
  travelgal | Mar 1, 2018 |
It was an interesting premise of a mystery, though I have to admit trying to keep track of all the "suspects" did get me confused at times. The ending was satisfying enough though! ( )
  lollyletsgo | Aug 10, 2017 |
Goldy is getting a bit irritating. I think her character is very self absorbed and petty. I will try one more to see if she grows up any. ( )
  weisser4 | May 3, 2016 |
This is book # 4 in the Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery series. The Altar Guild ladies seem to have everything under control for the wedding reception, but Goldy just can’t stay out of the kitchen. She SHOULD be dressed by now … because it’s her own wedding. Yes, Goldy and homicide detective Tom Schulz are going to tie the knot. But the pastor is late, the reception hall is locked, and no one else seems to have the keys. Just before the ceremony is to begin Goldy gets a call from Tom – the wedding isn’t going to happen today. Pastor Olson has been murdered. When the police finally arrive at the church they bring even worse news; Tom Schulz is missing, apparently kidnapped by Olson’s killer.

Goldy is a likeable amateur detective, but I don’t know anyone who refers to their significant other by his full name. Almost every time Goldy thinks about Tom she uses “Tom Schulz.” This really irritated me after a while. The Episcopal Church also takes quite a hit here; there doesn’t seem to be a single competent clergyman in the group, and the women of the Altar Guild are either controlling shrews or scared little mice. I thought too much time was spent on outlining the fight between the “charismatics” and the “Old Guard” factions.

Still, this was easy to get into and a pretty fast read. Mott offered plenty of suspects, plot twists and recipes to keep me turning pages.
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  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
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