By Diane Mott Davidson
Due to her contemporary adventures in loss of life for Chocolate, Goldy endure, the top-rated caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, isn't any stranger to violence--or unexpected death. But while she is of the same opinion to cater the 1st university Advisory Dinner for Seniors and oldsters on the particular Elk Park Preparatory university, the very last thing she expects to discover on the finish of the night is the battered physique of the varsity valedictorian.Who may have killed Keith Andrews, and why? Goldy's hungry for a few answers--and not only simply because she discovered the corpse. Her younger son, Arch, a pupil at Elk Park Prep, has develop into a aim for a few not-so-funny pranks, whereas her eighteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian, has turn into a major suspect within the Andrews boy's murder.As her research intensifies, Goldy's nervousness point rises quicker than home made doughnuts. . .as she turns up facts that means that Keith knew good enough to blow the lid off a few very unscholarly secrets. And then, as her seek rattles one skeleton too many, Goldy learns an important truth: a bit wisdom a couple of killer could be a lethal factor.
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Over the summer I’d learned of the existence of a catering outfit in Denver with the unfortunate name Three Bears Catering. They had threatened me with a suit over trademark infringement. In one of our jovial moments, Tom had suddenly asked if I would like to change my last name to Schulz. With all that that implied, I had immediately demurred. But you know what they say about parties: It was awfully nice to be asked. Only now we had a catastrophe out at Elk Park Prep. Involving me, involving Julian, involving homicide.
Fifty-five years old and pear-shaped, Caroline wore a burgundy watered-silk suit in the same style as her daughter’s. While the style favored athletic Greer, it didn’t look to advantage on Caroline. When she spoke sharply to me, her husband gave me a meek, sympathetic smile. Don’t worry, I have to live with her. I placed a white cup at Caroline’s side with the reluctant realization that all too soon I would be catering to this same group of people again. Maybe the decaf would mellow her out a little.
From the dining room came the ponderous throat-clearing again. I nipped around the corner with the last row of dumplings as the headmaster began to speak. “Now, as we prepare these youngsters to set forth into the fecund wilderness of university life, where survival depends on the ability to discover dandelions as well as gold …” Spare me. Headmaster Perkins, who wore tweeds no matter what the weather, was smitten with the extended metaphor. I knew. I had already had to listen to a slew of them at parent orientation.