Tuesday, September 2, 2008

“Chopping Spree” by Diane Mott Davidson

Chopping Spree” by Diane Mott Davidson
July, 2002, A Bantam Book
ISBN: 0-553-10730-5

Chopping Spree” by Diane Mott Davidson is a neat mystery with a twist. Goldy Schultz is a caterer. She’s really good at it and is in high demand from all sorts of groups who want her to cater their dinners and functions. The problem is that she also has a tendency to get herself involved in the middle of mysteries. And, the only way she knows to get out of them is to solve them.

This places her in danger and nothing less than that happens in “Chopping Spree”. Her husband Tom is a detective on the police force and is moral support to her and also an inside line of important and helpful information when he can share stuff with her. He worries about her, though.

You know what the absolute best part about these books Diane writes are? It’s the recipes. Goldy caters a dinner and the menu is there in the book, they talk about the food that is prepared and you, the reader, get to see the recipe too! Talk about a double espresso latte.

In “Chopping Spree” an old friend, fond of riddles, tries to tell Goldy something that is bothering him, a problem he is having, and before he can talk to her he is killed. The story is Goldy finding out what happened and putting the bad guys where they belong.

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