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Apr 07, Cathy rated it liked it Shelves: I did feel like there were too many sub plots going on at the same time. But Goldy just ignores any and all precautions as she goes about gathering clues to solve the murders.

Crunch Time (Goldy Schulz, book 16) by Diane Mott Davidson

I had hopes after 15, Fatally Flaky, once again returned to form with a decent mystery plot but now with this 16th entry in the series, I am xiane for the future of the entire series.

After you’ve been drooling over a delectable delight, you can cook it for yourself. But this one was horrible and impossible to finish. It also stretched credulity in too many obvious ways. What happened to authors doing research or at least using common sense when writing. I’ll start by saying I have read every one of the series to this point and have enjoyed most of them very much.

Rescued puppies — how can I not like that? I found myself lost in the details a few times, however never saw the end coming. Jul 07, exncgal marked it as gave-up. The economy has been tough on everyone and caterer Goldy Schulz has seen a drop-off in people hiring her. So Goldy and Tom insist that they come to stay with them davivson. The mystery itself is weak, the surrounding plot was weak, and I was looking forward to the last page so I could get on to another book.


May 26, Kathy Davie rated it liked it Shelves: Never miss an issue! While I am whining, do I really have to read so many details about every time the weather changes, every tomato sliced, every dishwasher loaded? First, the book is way too long. Tom wants to have a baby.

dkane Well not so much. So what’s wrong wit I’ll start by saying I have read every one of the series to this point and have enjoyed most of them very much. Unfortunately, long time readers know that this is With the death of a friend and cop turned PI, and the dzvidson of his home where Yolanda and Ferdinanda, ex-patriot Cubans have been finding refuge, here starts the downward spiral of this book.

Diane Mott Davidson – Crunch Time

There were way too many characters and too many subplots, making the story very confusing! One final note – usually the recipes are included within the story.

If you find this to be redundant, then maybe a different genre is what you are looking for. Friends are staying with Goldy after their house burns down, and Goldy knows they are keeping secrets.

But danger lurks mottt every slice of coffee cake. The problem with many authors of long-time series is that they get lazy. Goldy manages to skirt, if not break, the law several times in pursuit of some answers for her friends.

She takes out a cop’s knees with a baton. For years she taught the adult Bible study at her parish, where she was also licensed to preach. But we are expected to believe that Auntie F is cooking up elaborate dishes all night every night. I couldn’t actually guess how this was going to end, which is a good thing. I just could not get into this story, and threw in the kitchen towel after struggling through the first three chapters. This cruncj is fun, light reading and really gets your culinary senses fired up.



I just wish the characters would grow a bit more Arch frunch 16, it’s time Goldy treated him that way. About Diane Mott Davidson. The synopsis that the Publisher has included that says this book has laughs.

Author Davidson writes with an assured hand, keeping her wild cast of characters just barely under control. She’s so nosy and I don’t really see where she can really do that much anymore now that pretty much everyone in town knows about her detecting.

CRUNCH TIME by Diane Mott Davidson | Kirkus Reviews

We would not appreciate children behaving in the petty and silly manner that these two behave. Nor do you have to be a “real data-processing geek” to know that you need a USB hub if you need more USB ports than are available. So what’s wrong with this one?

There are only so many times one woman can meddle in police investigations in a lifetime, much less during one book, without it being ridiculous. So many of these characters were very unlikeable. What tiem heck is a puppy mill?

They have nice marital sex and after a good night she actually admits she feels sore. I can’t believe I’m going to The problem with many authors of long-time series is that they get lazy.