Crunch Time: Book summary and reviews of Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

Crunch Time

A Novel of Suspense

by Diane Mott Davidson

Crunch Time
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2011
    480 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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.

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"[E]njoyable if overplotted... Goldy must once again sift through Aspen Meadow's unending supply of dirty secrets and suspects while whipping up delicious meals." - Publishers Weekly

"Fans who relished Davidson's previous culinary mysteries will assuredly eat up this newest one, too." - Booklist

"Davidson fans and readers who enjoy culinary cozy mysteries should this like title - maybe not love it but enjoy it." - Library Journal

"Davidson's fans will not be disappointed." - Kirkus Reviews

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Diane Mott Davidson Author Biography

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Diane Mott Davidson is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. Several recipes are included in each book, and each novel title is a play on a food or drink word. She wrote three novels before one was accepted for publication when she was 41. She has since written 16 more 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.

Davidson 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. ...

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