The Main Corpse

The Main Corpse She has been called the Julia Child of mystery writers Now Diane Mott Davidson who masterfully served up The Last Suppers Killer Pancake and Dying for Chocolate returns with an irresistible five

  • Title: The Main Corpse
  • Author: Diane Mott Davidson
  • ISBN: 9780553099997
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • She has been called the Julia Child of mystery writers Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five star helping of suspense When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high stakes world where someone is out toShe has been called the Julia Child of mystery writers Now, Diane Mott Davidson, who masterfully served up The Last Suppers, Killer Pancake, and Dying for Chocolate, returns with an irresistible five star helping of suspense When caterer Goldy Schulz takes a job with a multimillion dollar financial firm, she finds herself in a high stakes world where someone is out to make a killing.Goldy, owner of Goldilocks Catering, barely weathered a disastrous spring in which relentless rains and driving snow put a real damper on her business But now, thanks to her best friend, Marla, the Colorado caterer is suddenly cooking up a stormlovingly preparing Crab Quesadillas, Tomato Brie Pie, and Gold Foil Wrapped Fudge Bars for her wealthy new client, Prospect Financial Partners.The Prospect Partners financial whiz, Tony Royce, with whom Marla is having a tempestuous affair, and Albert Lipscomb, who is personally managing Marla s money, have hired Goldy to prepare a sumptuous party to kick off their latest venture the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine Anxious to take advantage of a golden opportunity, Goldy arrives at the mine site early, loaded down with goodies Yet just when she thinks she can relax, all hell breaks loose and the main culprit is Marla.Her best friend is sure the mine venture is a scam And when, several days later, Albert ends up missing, it looks as if Marla was right Why, then, is the police captain treating Goldy s best friend as if she had committed a crime And how can Goldy keep her fourteen year old son Arch and his unreliable bloodhound from making matters worse As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up hot, fragrant Sour Cream Cherry Coffeecake and featherlight Cinnamon Scones, she findsherself drawn into a most unusual situation of missing partners, stolen millions, and multiple homicides And only when Goldy can discover which of the victims is the main corpse will she be able to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend s dearest asset her life.From the Paperback edition.

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    1. Diane Mott Davidson

      New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson wrote three novels before one was accepted for publication when she was 41 She has since written 14 mysteries, all featuring Goldy the caterer In addition, she has written short stories and poetry for various publications Davidson has won the Anthony Award from Bouchercon, and has been nominated for the Agatha, another Anthony, and the Macavity Award In 1993 she was named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year.Davidson was educated at St Anne s School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her English teacher, Emyl Jenkins, encouraged her to become a writer She attended Wellesley College, where she was named a Wellesley Scholar, before transferring to Stanford University, from which she graduated with a double major in Art History and Political Science Several years and one child later, she received her MA in Art History from Johns Hopkins.Davidson has volunteered for numerous organizations She was a tutor in a correctional facility, rape victim counselor, and served for 10 years on the Board of Examining Chaplains of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado For years she taught the adult Bible study at her parish, where she was also licensed to preach.Davidson has been married to her husband, Jim, for almost 40 years They have three sons, a daughter in law, two grandchildren, and a basset hound.


    1. Book Review4 of 5 stars to The Main Corpse, the 6th of 17 books in the "Goldy Bear Shultz Culinary" cozy mystery series, written in 1996 by Diane Mott Davidson. In this release, Goldy must protect her best friend Marla from a potential financial scheme and possible murder. They say "money is the root of all evil," and sometimes, it is true. I'm not sure where that saying originated (perhaps something to research!), but it's definitely accurate in this delectable cozy mystery. Marla, Goldy's best [...]

    2. For once I thought that Goldy wasn't going to do anything too over-the-top ridiculous and then I got to page 197 (adobe ebook version). I know I just need to get over it and suspend all disbelief when I read these books, but I still hold on to some shred of hope that Goldy's actions will be based somewhat on reality. In this case, she, General Bo and her son Arch hold up an ambulance, "kidnap" Marla from it (she had been arrested but on her way to the hospital due to a risky idea of Goldy's), th [...]

    3. Well, if this book is anything to go by, this year will be a great year for me, reading wise! Diane Mott Davidson wrote an amazing book with the perfect amount of suspense mixed with mystery. Simply, wonderful!

    4. Now I understand that when you read this genre, you have to take a giant step away from reality, but when a caterer kidnaps a jail inmate while she is being transported to a medical facility – not all should be forgiven just because your husband is a member of the local police department.That really was my only complaint about this book. I enjoy Goldy Schultz and the crazy antics that she gets herself into. Really, who else is called to cater a company luncheon in an old mine that four wheel d [...]

    5. This book was a good distraction from real life, especially the news of late. Still, I'm surprised by how much trouble Goldy chooses to get into, especially considering she's married to someone in the Sheriff's department

    6. Although I did like this one more than The Last Suppers I did have a small issue with it. Goldy goes completely rouge in this one. For what ever reason that bothered me. It was kinda slow moving up until the point of the book where she breaks Marla out of jail. The whole book seemed kinda all over the placery manic.which I guess makes sense because the whole thing with Marla being accused of murder is making Goldy crazy. I felt better after she called Tom that morning after being in the Hardcast [...]

    7. I thought this series was okay, if not my favorite, before I got to this book. When the protagonist commits multiple felonies that were completely unnecessary (in my opinion), and there are no consequences for her actions, that is just too much for me. This is the last book of the series that I read. I won’t be back.

    8. Really?!? The main character is a moron. Spoilers below, and some really irritated language because, wow, this was just so dumb.It started out ok. Great, she's a caterer, overhears some stuff and is peripherally involved in a scam and disappearance and does some investigating because that's what caterers do in mystery novels. I can certainly suspend my disbelief this far. But when her friend is arrested and is in jail for all of three hours and the caterer freaks out and decides she must break h [...]

    9. Gosh, I just couldn't get into this one. Lots going on, though. Arch and Tom adopt a trainee dog rejected from the tracking program at the PD, but they continue his training, and he's catching on. Goldy's catering firm is in a slump, and Maguire, son of the headmaster of Elk Park Prep School, who's Julian's replacement, is thinking of becoming a detective, so he loves Goldy's penchant for solving crime. Her friend Marla is investing heavily with her boyfriend's multimillion-dollar financial firm [...]

    10. When Goldy caters a party at an old gold mine for an investment firm, she has no idea her best friend will eventually be accused of murder. The hosts of the party want to celebrate the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine and convince their investors they'll all make a fortune. Marla and Goldy are not convinced the gold mine deal is legitimate. One of the business partner has already died and then another seemingly runs away with the investors' money. When Marla is charged with the murder of Tony [...]

    11. I really liked this story. Food and mystery go so well together. I have skipped around in this series, but the good part is it mostly doesn't make that big of a difference. Davidson does not look back to previous incidents in her stories.I just picked up Dying for Chocolate, which will be my next read. It was mystifying when Lipscomb ran off with all the investors money, and I was really mad when the police were charging Marla in the Murder of Tony, but in the end Goldy, Marla, Arch Jake, and Ge [...]

    12. I'm so tired of Goldy spending all of her time worrying about her son and trying to shield him from the truth about his father! He seems pretty dim to me if he hasn't figured out how selfish and self-involved his father is. I enjoy the recipes and the mysteries, but Arch makes it difficult to read. I just want to scream at her to get a backbone and quit cowering whenever the jerk starts yelling and brow beating her. AND QUIT WORRYING ABOUT ARCH!!!

    13. A WONDERFUL BOOK!!!! I love the characters in this series!! They really feel like family to me!!!! I just couldn't believe that Marla got duped in this one. She just doesn't seem like someone that would take a bunch of bull off of anyone. I can't wait to read more in the series!!!!

    14. As I have been a fan of the Goldy Schulz books for years, I enjoyed this one too. However, while reading this on my kindle, there were missing pages frequently enough to create another mystery as to what was missing. This takes nothing away from the book but was very frustratingI will be looking forward to the next book in the series for more adventures with Goldy and her family and friends.

    15. I rate this series at four stars just because I enjoy reading them. What will Goldie get herself into next? All th while trying to maintain a catering business and a life with her family and her best friend. Critical reviews, I leave to others. The reason I read them is not to be a critic, but purely for amusement.

    16. I used to really like the Goldy Bear Culinary mysteries but this one had a different flavor to it . The relationships between characters were strained which took away part of what I liked about these books. Maybe I have read more recent books of Diane Mott Davidson and this being in the beginning of this series just hadn't got up to space yet.

    17. Wow couldn't put it down.I love the series but that was because I could ration the time spent reading. This one however, was a page turner that I could not wait to see what happened! I love trying new recipes and find at least 2 in each book to try. So far they have all been hits. I'm going to take today off but tomorrow I will begin reading the next one.

    18. I enjoy is book. More adventures with Bo. Jake is a star. I am sure you will like this adventure in sleuthing. Not quite as much catering, but, there's plenty suspense. I recommend.

    19. Goldy is too much fun. The only negative for me was that I was able to guess who did it before Goldy does. I will definitely read this series as the characters are entertaining and the story line is too. Plus some of the recipes sound interesting enough that I may have to try a few.

    20. book club selection; standard Diane Mott Davidson murder mystery solved by caterer(these are really 2 1/2 star books at best - but I like all the recipes)

    21. A Yummy ReadThe mystery is satisfying and the recipes seem to be something I might make some time. Very satisfying read especially for the summer.

    22. Interesting story. I have always liked the main characters and have read a lot in this series. Somehow I missed reading this one before and am glad I got it from the library.

    23. I missed Julian, and wish Goldie wouldn't be so daft and impulsive, but this plot was great. And much twistier than usual!

    24. Always fun readsI enjoyed this book, not quite as much as others in the series. The plot was a bit predictable, but as a Coloradan, it's fun to read about places you've been.

    25. Goldy is preparing to cater an investor's party at the opening of the Eurydice Gold Mine. Business has been slow lately due to a miserable spring and her catering business is in jeopardy of collapsing. So she welcomes this job arranged by her best friend Marla. Of course, in the catering business it is not just good food that makes people want to hire her, it's how much they enjoy themselves at the function. Now Marla is unintentionally about to ruin it for Goldy.Goldy's new assistant, MacQuire, [...]

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