New Release Books by Diane Mott Davidson

Diane Mott Davidson is the author of Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook (2015), The Whole Enchilada (2013), Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler with an Excerpt from The Whole Enchilada (2013), Double Shot (2012) and other 53 books.

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Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook

release date: Sep 22, 2015
Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook
The beloved New York Times bestselling culinary mystery writer delivers a cookbook packed with more than 160 mouthwatering recipes and charming anecdotes about her writing and cooking life. Diane Mott Davidson is the author of seventeen bestselling mysteries featuring caterer/sleuth Goldy Schulz, a woman who “took the lemon that life had given her and made not just lemonade but Lemon Chicken, Lemon Bars, Lemon Cookies and Lemon Meringue Pie.” Each Goldy novel includes recipes for scrumptious dishes from the adored character’s kitchen. Now, Davidson has collected these treasured recipes and some brand-new dishes in one volume for the first time. Here are recipes for Appetizers and Soups, Eggs and Cheese, Salads and Starches, Meat, Poultry, and Fish, Breads, Desserts, and finally Low-Carb Recipes (how Davidson lost thirty pounds and kept them off). Most of the dishes came from “playing around with dishes tasted in restaurants.” Others are family favorites, some came from friends, and a few are “happy accidents.” At last, fans can enjoy delicious fare such as Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes with Dijon Cream Sauce, Diamond Lovers’ Hot Crab Dip, Sweethearts’ Swedish Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce, André’s Coq au Vin, Ice-Capped Gingersnaps, Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart, and Dad’s Bread. Part memoir, part writing manual, part cookbook, Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook combines the author’s gift for storytelling with her skills in the kitchen. She introduces the recipes with stories about how she came to create them, anecdotes from her experiences as a writer and home cook, and includes her joy at receiving a fan letter from the legendary French Chef herself, Julia Child. Full of irresistible food, Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook is a must-have book for Davidson fans, food lovers, and cooks everywhere.

The Whole Enchilada

release date: Aug 27, 2013
The Whole Enchilada
Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz jumps from the frying pan into the fire as she tries to solve a puzzling murder that is much too close to home, in this latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series from "today''s foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit" (Entertainment Weekly) The Whole Enchilada Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she''s leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in. But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking. When a colleague—a woman who resembles Goldy—is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold.

Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler with an Excerpt from The Whole Enchilada

release date: Jul 23, 2013
Diane Mott Davidson Recipe Sampler with an Excerpt from The Whole Enchilada
A collection of recipes from New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson with an excerpt from her next book, The Whole Enchilada.

Double Shot

release date: Apr 24, 2012
Double Shot
Now that her ultra-charming, seriously psychopathic ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman (aka "the Jerk"), has been prematurely released from prison, caterer supreme Goldy Schultz has more on her plate than she can handle. Perhaps the Jerk is the one who''s trying to sabotage Goldy''s latest culinary endeavor, a post-funeral reception for a friend at a local lodge. But as bad as the plethora of recent anonymous threats, rumors, and violence may be, it''s Goldy''s discovery of a fresh corpse that really spoils the stew. Here''s a murder that threatens to tear her family to pieces . . . and virtually everyone believes Goldy committed it! Though she''s been quite efficiently framed, at least Goldy is still breathing. But that may not be the case for long if she can''t track down a killer who''s cooking up a very nasty repast for Goldy and the people she loves.

Crunch Time

release date: Apr 05, 2011
Crunch Time
Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz returns in another tasty and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppy mill. Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy’s house isn’t safe, and after a failed break-in by an unknown intruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things. Then a second body is found. Swapping her chef’s hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation. But she’s got to move fast. It’s crunch time to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her. Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderful food, and scrumptious recipes, Crunch Time is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfy all of Goldy’s fans.

The Cereal Murders

release date: Jan 13, 2010
The Cereal Murders
Thanks to her recent adventures in Dying for Chocolate, Goldy Bear, the premier caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is no stranger to violence--or sudden death. But when she agrees to cater the first College Advisory Dinner for Seniors and Parents at the exclusive Elk Park Preparatory School, the last thing she expects to find at the end of the evening is the battered body of the school valedictorian. Who could have killed Keith Andrews, and why? Goldy''s hungry for some answers--and not just because she found the corpse. Her young son, Arch, a student at Elk Park Prep, has become a target for some not-so-funny pranks, while her eighteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian, has become a prime suspect in the Andrews boy''s murder. As her investigation intensifies, Goldy''s anxiety level rises faster than homemade doughnuts. . .as she turns up evidence that suggests that Keith knew more than enough to blow the lid off some very unscholarly secrets. And then, as her search rattles one skeleton too many, Goldy learns a crucial fact: a little knowledge about a killer can be a deadly thing.

Killer Pancake

release date: Jan 13, 2010
Killer Pancake
A lethally tantalizing novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sticks & Scones When Goldy, owner of Goldilocks’ Catering, whips up a sumptuous lowfat feast for the Mignon Cosmetics’ company banquet, she discovers just how ugly the beauty biz can be! On the day of the banquet Goldy finds herself confronting an angry mob of demonstrators—“Spare the Hares”—who object to Mignon Cosmetics’ animal-testing policies. As she carries lowfat fare from her van to the mall where the banquet is being held, she hears an ominous squeal of tires and a horrifying thump. Seconds later a Mignon employee lies dead on the pavement. Now Goldy is enmeshed up to her sauté pans in a homicide investigation. Could the murder have had something to do with Spare the Hares—or with the exotic flower found near the dead body? Though busy serving up Hoisin Turkey and Grand Marnier Cranberry Muffins, Goldy starts sleuthing at Mignon’s million-dollar cosmetics counter. Soon the caterer-turned-sleuth knows she’ll be next on a killer’s hit list—and it won’t be pretty. Featuring original recipes for such luscious (and lowfat) dishes as Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus, decadent Fudge Soufflé, and irresistible what-to-do-with-all-the-egg-yolks bread!

Dying for Chocolate

release date: Nov 11, 2009
Dying for Chocolate
“A classic whodunit . . . the perfect book for food lovers.”—New York Daily News Goldy Bear is the bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life is a recipe for disaster, with bills taking a bite out of her budget and her abusive ex-husband making tasteless threats. Determined to take control, Goldy moves her business to the ritzy Aspen Meadow Country Club. Soon she’s preparing decadent dinners and posh society picnics—and enjoying the favors of Philip Miller, a handsome local shrink, and Tom Schulz, her more-than-friendly neighborhood cop. Until, that is, the dishy doctor drives his BMW into an oncoming bus. Convinced that Philip’s bizarre death was no accident, Goldy begins to sift through the dead doc’s unpalatable secrets. But this case is seasoned with unexpected danger and even more unexpected revelations—the kind that could get a caterer killed. Praise for Diane Mott Davidson and Dying for Chocolate “You don’t have to be a cook or a mystery fan to love Diane Mott Davidson’s books.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune “A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker.”—The Baltimore Sun Includes recipes!

Prime Cut

release date: Nov 04, 2009
Prime Cut
Cheesecake, beefcake, and a pair of dueling caterers whet someone''s appetite for murder in this sinfully delicous novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sticks & Scones Caterer Goldy Schulz is convinced things couldn''t get worse. An unscrupulous rival is driving her out of business. An incompetent contractor has left her precious kitchen in shambles. And she has just agreed to cater a fashion shoot at a nineteenth-century mountain cabin with her mentor and old friend, French chef André Hibbard. Together Goldy and André struggle in a hopelessly outdated kitchen to cater to a vacuous crowd of beautiful people whose personal dramas climax when a camera is pitched through a window . . . into the buffet. Then Goldy''s contractor is found hanging in the house of one of her best friends. A second murder follows and Goldy must somehow solve a mystery and prepare for a society soirée that could make—or break—her career. It''s a mystery that involves the dead contractor''s unwholesome past, a food saboteur, the theft of four historical cookbooks, and an overzealous D.A. who has suspended Goldy''s detective husband, Tom, from the force. What Goldy discovers is the perfect recipe for murder. And she may be dessert!

Sticks & Scones

release date: Nov 04, 2009
Sticks & Scones
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. It’s not every day that she gets to cook authentic Elizabethan fare--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 right--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 Shakespeare’s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies, or Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart. Could one of her husband Tom’s police investigations have triggered a murder? Or was her violent, recently paroled ex responsible? With death peering around every corner, Goldy needs to cook up some crime-solving solutions--before the only dish that’s left on her menu is murder.

Tough Cookie

release date: Nov 04, 2009
Tough Cookie
A deliciously deadly novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Prime Cut. “A surprisingly tart and savory reading experience.”—The Washington Post Book World When caterer Goldy Schulz is offered a temporary stint hosting a cooking show for PBS, she jumps at the chance. After all, she could use the money—not to mention the great exposure. Plus taping the shows at Colorado''s posh Killdeer Ski Resort will be fun. A little cooking, a little chitchat. What could go wrong? The answer: everything! When Goldy has to do one of her shows live for a PBS telethon, the broadcast is riddled with culinary catastrophes—from the Chesapeake Crab Cakes right down to the Ice-Capped Gingersnaps. But the deadliest dish of all comes after the cameras go off—and a baffling accident claims a life. Then a series of suspicious mishaps places Goldy''s own life in jeopardy, and she knows she''d better whip up her own crime-solving recipe, and fast—before a deadly dash of danger ends her cooking career once and for all. . . .

The Grilling Season

release date: Nov 04, 2009
The Grilling Season
A chilly reception.... Caterer Goldy Schulz has been hired to host a hockey party. But the proceedings won''t be all fun and games. Unfortunately, her client won''t be satisfied until Goldy adds a hefty serving of revenge. An ex-husband from hell.... Patricia McCracken is certain that her obstetrician and her penny-pinching HMO are responsible for the loss of her baby. Now she is suing both, and she wants Goldy''s advice on coming out on top. For Dr. John Richard Korman, aka the Jerk, is none other than Goldy''s abusive ex-husband. Goldy knows all about John Richard''s secret life--but even she is shocked when he''s arrested for the murder of his latest girlfriend. A dish best served cold.... As much as Goldy would like to see her ex get his just desserts, could he really be a killer? Soon she will find herself sifting through a spicy mix of sizzling gossip for clues to a mystery that threatens her catering deadline, her relationship with her son and new husband... and even her life.

Chopping Spree

release date: Nov 04, 2009
Chopping Spree
Her inventive recipe for mixing first-class suspense and five-star fare has made Diane Mott Davidson a favorite of mystery lovers and a mainstay on major bestseller lists across the country. Now she has prepared another irresistibly tempting tale spiced with mystery and mayhem. . . . For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isn’t just booming--it’s skyrocketing. Her friend Marla is constantly warning her, “Success can kill you.” But Goldy doesn’t take the warning literally until her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall’s Elite Shoppers Club. While setting up, Goldy is nearly run down by a truck with no intention of stopping. Then she finds an old friend in a pile of sale shoes--stabbed with one of Goldy’s new knives. Goldy must catch the real killer between whipping up Sweethearts’ Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers’ Hot Crab Dip. Why was the victim carrying a powerful narcotic? Who hired a private investigator shortly before the murder? Goldy’s gourmet instincts tell her the final course in this case will be a real killer. Praise for Chopping Spree “Today’s foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit.”—Entertainment Weekly “Chef Goldy Schulz’s life is a medley of murder, mayhem, and melted chocolate.”—New York Post “The suspense factor rises higher than a champagne soufflé. Warning: With Goldy sharing her recipes . . . you may want to pull your reading chair up next to the oven.”—People “A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker!”—The Sun, Baltimore “You don’t have to be a cook or a mystery fan to love Diane Mott Davidson’s books. But if you’re either—or both—her tempting recipes and elaborate plots add up to a literary feast!”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sweet Revenge

release date: Oct 13, 2009
Sweet Revenge
Goldy Schulz is thrilled to be catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library. But little does she know that on the menu, alongside the Great Expectations Grapefruit, Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie, and Bleak House Bars, is a large helping of murder. While setting up at the library, Goldy spots a woman lurking in the stacks who bears a striking resemblance to Sandee Brisbane—the Sandee Brisbane who killed Goldy''s ex-husband, the Jerk. But Sandee is supposed to be dead. Or so everyone believes. Goldy''s suspicions mount when the body of Drew Wellington, a former district attorney, is found in a corner of the library with a map worth thousands of dollars stashed in his clothing. She''s convinced that Sandee is involved. But the holiday madness is only just beginning for Goldy. Soon she''s drawn into the dangerous, double-crossing world of high-end map dealing. And like the ghost of Christmas past, Sandee keeps making an appearance. Could she be out to prove that revenge is sweet?

Dark Tort

release date: Oct 13, 2009
Dark Tort
Caterer Goldy Schulz''s lucrative new gig, preparing breakfasts and conference room snacks for a local law firm, is time-consuming, but she''s enjoying it . . . until the night she arrives to find Dusty, the firm''s paralegal, dead. The deceased also happened to be Goldy''s friend and neighbor, and now Dusty''s grieving mother is begging Goldy to find out who murdered her daughter. Just because the police are on the case doesn''t mean Goldy can''t do a little snooping herself. While catering a party at the home of one of the firm''s lawyers, she just happens to overhear an incriminating conversation. She also discovers a few tasty clues in the kitchen. Before long, Goldy finds herself knee-deep in suspects. But one of them is incredibly dangerous . . . and very liable to cook Goldy''s goose.

Fatally Flaky

release date: Apr 07, 2009
Fatally Flaky
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla—and murder—in another delectable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Revenge, Dark Tort, and Double Shot Cynics say getting married is a death wish. . . . 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, has changed her menu six times and the event date twice. Now she wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiancé. Then Doc Finn, beloved local physician and the best friend of Goldy''s godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. At least that''s what appears to have happened. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of the 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, where coffee is outlawed in favor of calming smoothies, and the fruit cocktail doesn''t include fresh fruit. 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.

Fatally Flaky LP

release date: Apr 07, 2009
Fatally Flaky LP
Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla—and murder—in another delectable novel by the New York Times bestselling 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 fiancé. 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.

Sweet Revenge LP

release date: Aug 21, 2007
Sweet Revenge LP
A month before Christmas, I saw a ghost. . . . While catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library, Goldy Schulz spots a woman who resembles Sandee Brisbane—the Sandee Brisbane who killed Goldy''s ex-husband, the Jerk. But Sandee is supposed to be dead. Or so everyone believes. Goldy''s suspicions mount when the body of a man is found in the library with a valuable map stashed in his clothing. But the holiday madness is only just beginning. Soon Goldy is drawn into the dangerous, double-crossing world of high-end map dealing. And like the ghost of Christmas past, Sandee keeps making an appearance. Could she be out to prove that revenge is sweet?

The Last Suppers

release date: Nov 04, 2009
The Last Suppers
It should be the happiest day of Goldy the caterer''s life. After years of putting the disaster of her first marriage behind her, she has finally found the courage to love again. Soon she''ll be walking down the aisle of St. Luke''s Episcopal Church to wed the man of her dreams, Tom Schulz, a homicide detective who shares Goldy''s passions for preparing food and solving crimes. But moments after Goldy''s put the finishing touches on the scrumptious wedding feast, and just before the ceremony begins, she receives an urgent phone call from the groom. The wedding is off, and the reason is a killer. In The Last Suppers, Diane Mott Davidson mixes irresistible suspense with delectable humor to create a five-star treat for readers and cooks alike. Included are Goldy''s original recipes for such delicious dishes as her heavenly Dark Chocolate Wedding Cake with White Peppermint Frosting, savory Shrimp on Wheels and zesty Fusilli in Parmesan Cream Sauce. The Last Suppers is a mystery with a gourmet twist--recipes no one can resist! From the Paperback edition.

Catering to Nobody

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Catering to Nobody
Catering a wake for her son''s teacher leads Goldy Bear into the detective business when rat poison turns up in her food and the police, except for investigator Tom Schulz, begin to treat her like a suspect.

Sticks and Scones

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Sticks and Scones
Goldy Schulz makes a banquet for a millionaire, with disastrous results.
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