By Diane Mott Davidson
Celebrated for her distinctive combination of firstclass suspense and five-star fare, Diane Mott Davidson has received rankings of fanatics and earned a spot on significant bestseller lists around the nation. Now she dishes up one other dangerously tasty deal with of homicide and mystery.For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a sequence of bookings at Hyde citadel is sort of a dream come real. It’s now not each day that she will get to prepare dinner real Elizabethan fare--especially at a true fortress that was once introduced over from England and reassembled stone by way of stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is decided that every thing will pass right--which is why, she figures later, every little thing went extraordinarily incorrect. It starts off whilst a shotgun blast shatters her window. Then Goldy discovers a physique mendacity in a close-by creek. And whilst photographs ring out for the second one time that day, a person Goldy loves is within the line of fireside. all of sudden the very last thing Goldy desires to take into consideration is Shakespeare’s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies, or Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart. may one among her husband Tom’s police investigations have caused a homicide? Or used to be her violent, lately paroled ex accountable? With loss of life peering round each nook, Goldy must cook dinner up a few crime-solving solutions--before the one dish that’s left on her menu is homicide.
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Had I actually seen anything out the window? Had Arch? Warmed by the coffee, I gave short answers while Wyatt took notes. But I faltered when he asked if any member of our family had received threats lately. “There was something involving the department about a month ago,” Wyatt prompted me, when I didn’t immediately answer. “You’re the caterer who turned in the Lauderdales. New Year’s Eve? ” “Yes,” I replied. “I turned in Buddy’s-your-buddy, the Jag’s-in-the-bag Lauderdale. ” Wyatt looked up from his notebook and scowled.
Asked Vaughan. I sighed and said no. If anyone had threatened him, I reminded them, there ought to be a record of it at the department. The hijacking-homicide case that had taken Tom out of state involved a heist from a Furman County store named The Stamp Fox. One of the envelopes in the hijacked delivery truck—the main target of the thieves—had contained collectible stamps worth over three million dollars. The Stamp Fox had been shipping the stamps in a plain FedEx envelope to a philatelic show in Tucson.
I shook my head, but my heart sank. Unfortunately, Chardé Lauderdale was designing and implementing the makeover for the interior of Hyde Castle, where I would be catering later in the week. Chardé had also overseen the redecoration of Hyde Chapel, where I would be working later today. Make that, where I was hoping to work later today, if I could find a place to cook that had heat, ovens, and windows without bullet holes. ” asked Vaughan. I sighed and said no. If anyone had threatened him, I reminded them, there ought to be a record of it at the department.