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Crunch Time

A Novel of Suspense

Diane Mott Davidson

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Caterer and sleuth extraordinaireGoldy Schulz returns in another tastyand suspenseful adventure fromNew York Times bestselling authorDiane Mott Davidson

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up bigtrouble as she tries to help her longtimefriend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. Whenthe rental house shared by Yolanda and herirrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed byarson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PIErnest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot deadand his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy,Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppiesthat Ernest had recently rescued from a puppymill.

Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites themto stay with her while the sheriff’s departmentinvestigates. Yet even Goldy’s house isn’t safe,and after a failed break-in by an unknownintruder 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 toclose in on a killer, before he can close in on her.

Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderfulfood, and scrumptious recipes, CrunchTime is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfyall of Goldy’s fans.

Publishers Weekly Review

Mar 07, 2011 – In Davidson's enjoyable if overplotted 16th culinary novel of suspense (after Fatally Flaky), Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz hires longtime friend and chef Yolanda Garcia as her catering assistant, after a string of bad luck forced Yolanda and Yolanda's irascible great-aunt, Ferdinanda, out of their rental home. Yolanda has been making extra money cooking meals for Ernest McLeod, an ex-cop turned PI, who also let the pair live in his guest quarters. But when McLeod is murdered, Yolanda's connections to his various investigations—from a cheating spouse to an illegal puppy mill—create suspicion. Goldy insists that Yolanda, who's also afraid of an abusive ex-boyfriend, and Ferdinanda stay at the Schulzes' house so she and her sheriff's investigator husband, Tom, can keep an eye on them. Goldy must once again sift through Aspen Meadow's unending supply of dirty secrets and suspects while whipping up delicious meals. 6-city author tour.

Customer Reviews

Fun read!

I love Diane Mott Davidson's humor and sense of adventure, not to mention her recipes! I have followed Goldy for several years, and even though you know she will come out ok, you just don't know all the details until she wraps it all up at the end. Goldy is impulsive, much to the chagrin of her ever patient husband. She's independent and unafraid, and yet vulnerable at the same time. Thank you, Diane for the great stories. I wish these books would be developed as a tv series. It's the kind of thing I would watch!

Crunch time and more

Years ago I read each Diane Mott Davidson suspense novel as they came out. Then, I realized recently, I fell away from the series. And I missed Goldy, Arch and the various characters and villians that are cooked up in her novels. I felt like I was intro-
duced to an old friend when I picked up Crunch Time. Familiar with Davidson's novels, I naturally started at the back of the book, checking out the recipes and puzzling over when they'd appear in her latest book. Great recipes, as always, and
because I like the author's pacing, her humor and the banter that develops between her husband Tom and friend Marla, it was, all in all, a good and chewy read for me.


This book is ridiculously bad! I enjoyed her first few books but they just keep getting worse and worse. Maybe she is letting her children write them for her now? The "plot" is pointless and all of the "action" is so farfetched. I can't believe that this book made it through the editing process, it is very amateurish.

Crunch Time
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  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Apr 05, 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 624 Pages
  • Language: English
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