Her inventive recipe for mixing first-class suspense and five-star fare has made Diane Mott Davidson a favorite of mystery lovers and a mainstay on major bestseller lists across the country. Now she has prepared another irresistibly tempting tale spiced with mystery and mayhem. . . .
For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isn't just booming--it's skyrocketing. Her friend Marla is constantly warning her, "Success can kill you." But Goldy doesn't take the warning literally until her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall's Elite Shoppers Club.
While setting up, Goldy is nearly run down by a truck with no intention of stopping. Then she finds an old friend in a pile of sale shoes--stabbed with one of Goldy's new knives. Goldy must catch the real killer between whipping up Sweethearts' Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers' Hot Crab Dip. Why was the victim carrying a powerful narcotic? Who hired a private investigator shortly before the murder? Goldy's gourmet instincts tell her the final course in this case will be a real killer.
Praise for Chopping Spree
"Today's foremost practitioner of the culinary whodunit."-Entertainment Weekly
"Chef Goldy Schulz's life is a medley of murder, mayhem, and melted chocolate."-New York Post
"The suspense factor rises higher than a champagne soufflé. Warning: With Goldy sharing her recipes . . . you may want to pull your reading chair up next to the oven."-People
"A cross between Mary Higgins Clark and Betty Crocker!"-The Sun, Baltimore
"You don't have to be a cook or a mystery fan to love Diane Mott Davidson's books. But if you're either-or both-her tempting recipes and elaborate plots add up to a literary feast!"-The San Diego Union-Tribune
Diane Mott Davidson lives in Evergreen, Colorado, with her family and is at work on her twelfth novel.From the Hardcover edition.