Fatally Flaky : Goldy Bear Culinary

  • by Diane Mott Davidson
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Series: Goldy Bear Culinary
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla and murder in another delectable novel by the New York Times best-selling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot. It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It's bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiance. Then Doc Finn, best friend of Goldy's godfather Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of research he was doing at the spa, allegations that are confirmed when Jack himself is attacked. So Goldy dons chef's whites and goes undercover at the spa. Add in the obstreperous owner, who years ago tried to sabotage Goldy's fledgling business, and she's got her hands full. Above all, there seems to be a clever killer on the spa grounds, watching her every move. After what befell Jack, Goldy knows that she might be next. Catering weddings, and cooking low-fat food, could be killing her...literally.

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Customer Reviews

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Goldie is fun, and fun is all you get

I categorize the Goldie mysteries as brain candy; fun to read, little substance. This was no exception, and I enjoyed it. Barbara Rosenblatt doesn't sound like Goldie to me, but she's always a great narrator, so no complaints.
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- K.D. Keenan

Where's Goldie?

This is the most disappointing book in the series. Goldie isn't just flaky, she's almost unrecognizable. Her usual spunk is almost completely missing, she allows herself to be bullied by both clients and strangers, and some of the things she does -- such as the hot tub scene in the spa -- are unlike the character that's been developed throughout the series.

Some of the other characters, including the bridezilla and her mother, are two dimensional and stereotyped.

The plot is rather dull. There's very little tension in its development and consequently very little satisfaction in the resolution.

I've read/listened to all the books in the series. This one seems like something that the author just tossed together. Maybe like so many of us she's feeling the bad economy. I'll think twice about buying another book in the series, and maybe the author should think twice before writing another.
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- Eva Gannon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio