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Fatally Flaky

A Novel

Diane Mott Davidson

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Description

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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Apr 19, 2010 – Lebanese journalist Jabber covered the U.S. invasion of Baghdad for the Sunday Telegraph along with her husband, British photographer Steve Bent. Western educated, Arabic speaking and Muslim, Jaber brings a special perspective to the Iraq War, focusing on the lives of ordinary citizens, especially women, and the story soars as she captures the mood of the city waiting for the inevitable bombs: “the joyous frequency of wedding celebrations... showed that Baghdadis sensed sorrow might not be far away.” In the midst of a city torn by sectarian violence, Jaber is instructed to find a poster child for a London charity campaign, specifically a wounded girl, between one and five, whose parents had died and whose face was unscathed. Going from hospital to hospital, she meets her destiny in a three and a half year old terribly burned girl, Zahra, who with her infant sister, Hawra, are the only survivors of a bomb that killed her entire family. Jaber uses the war and these children to frame her personal sadness at not being able to conceive her own children, and the essence is an unusual portrait of a successful professional woman who gets close enough to her subjects to question her life and her choices.

Customer Reviews

Fatally Flakey

Loved it; true to form Diane Mott Davidson and her intrepid sleuth Goldy Schultz. I have not yet tried any recipes but the pancakes look very good. Looking forward to the next installment.

Fatally Flaky
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Apr 07, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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