Prime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8) by Diane Mott Davidson

Prime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8)

An unscrupulous new rival has pushed Goldy's beloved catering business to the brink of collapse. An even more unscrupulous local contractor has left her precious kitchen in a shambles. Yet Goldy has joined forces with her old mentor, French chef Andre Hibbard, to cater a fashion photo shoot at a turn-of-the-century mountain cabin. There, in a hopelessly outdated kitchen, Goldy and the temperamental but kindhearted Andre struggle to create warming...

Details Prime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8)

TitlePrime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8)
Release DateNov 4th, 2009
Publisher Bantam
GenreMystery, Fiction, Cozy Mystery

Reviews Prime Cut (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #8)

  • James
    Book Review 3.5 out of 5 stars for Prime Cut, the 8th book in the "Goldy Bear Schultz Culinary" cozy mystery series, written in 1998 by Diane Mott Davidson. We're midway thru the series with this installment and it's still going strong. Goldy's working with her mentor, trying ot retain her catering business, as the competition has turned up the heat and stolen some business in their Denver-adjacent town. But the trouble doesn't stop there, as an...
  • Lisa B.
    I listened to the audiobook. I find this series to be smart and funny.
  • Debbie
    Book eight in the Goldy Culinary Mysteries.As a result of a visit from "the jerk" in the last book, Goldy hires a contractor to repair her kitchen window. Unfortunately, the contractor in question, Gerald Eliot, takes her money, tears the kitchen apart...and disappears. A rival caterer emerges and seems determined to put Goldy out of business by stealing all of her clients, and Tom gets suspended after a run-in with his extremely obnoxious boss. ...
  • Jayme(the ghost reader)
    In this installment, Goldy Bear Schultz's business is not doing so good. She has to fight for every booking because a rival caterer is trying to put her out of business. Her husband gets suspended for a disagreement he has with his superior. His superior is a real jerk to begin with and it wasn't Tom's fault. Goldy has to get her window fixed because of the Jerk. She hires a guy but he just wrecks her kitchen and then runs off. A little while lat...
  • Bernard
    Poorly plotted and with wooden characterisation. The recipe gimmick fails to stop this soufflé from imploding.
  • Donna
    Ok, I have read a bunch of these books. They are a quick read, have managed not to get too predictable and sometimes I can figure out who the murderer is. Reading them as ebooks makes it hard to get the recipes, but I have copied a few off of my reader. The biggest problem I have found and I realize it must be because I have read a bunch of them at the same time, but for God's sake, tell your kid your ex is a rotten bastard instead of bending ove...
  • Nolan
    Goldy Bear Schulz runs a small catering company in rural Colorado. Her husband, Tom, is a cop, and her son, Arch, is 14. Need I say more?As this book opens, a new caterer has come to town and is intent on undercutting Goldy’s prices and thereby garnering jobs that once were hers. Her friend, Marla, is being audited by the IRS, and it’s another hectic late summer as the book opens. Goldy’s kitchen has been torn up by an unscrupulous contract...
  • Jan C
    This was just ok.It is a terrible thing to be through with an author while you still have several of their books on hand. So you slog through the rest of them. Acutally, it is not too bad, it does have recipes. Of course, I have never yet found one of her recipes to be of any interest to me. Always one ingredient or another is on my verboten list or they are just too complicated to make. If anyone was interested in them in the first place. There ...
  • Christina
    I Love this series, I haven't been disappointed by this series at all!!!!! All the the characters are absoulutety awesome!!!!! Arch is kind of a little snot though. I hope his character gets better. I was really shocked at who the killer was!!!! Anther thing that has me a little concerned is this new cater in town. I really don't like his style at all. I also like how "The Jerk" was in jail, too bad he still was able to bring discontent to Goldie...
  • Sharonbrown3158
    This is a series I love and collect. I love a mystery and the detective is a caterer! I love to cook and even though they rarely turn out I always try a recipe from each book. This time it was the spinach cheesecakes-oddly, not as good as it sounds. But the story was fun and I love all the characters-especially Marla! She reminds me of my sister. She is filthy rich and loves all the finer things in life and she is funny and flamboyant and "just s...
  • Carla
    This is a predictably fun series, and anything read by Barbara Rosenblatt is automatically awesome, so good as usual with Goldie Bear.
  • Sheila
    By now you know if Goldy is catering your event that SOMEONE will die. In this one more that 1 dies. There is buried treasure, code breaking, catering competition, the jerk reaching out from jail.
  • Marty
    Everything seems to be going wrong for Goldy and Tom. Goldy’s kitchen is trashed and the contractor is found dead, Another caterer has opened for business and is undercutting Goldy’s prices and taking her customers, Tom is suspended without pay being accused of threatening a fellow officer, her best friend Marla is undergoing a serious IRS Audit and is not available to help, And then her mentor and good friend is found dead. What else could g...
  • Libraryassistant
    Well, I sometimes find the overwhelming number of perils Goldy gets herself into annoying, but I just can't resist the many barely camouflaged references to the town where I grew up. I can picture the museum, I know the shopping center that used to be on the lake and recognize the infamous "Grizzly " bar on Main Street (though I've never been inside the original). It makes even the more obscure references fun to try to figure out... Plus all the ...
  • Ron Holmes
    This is my first read of a Diane Mott Davidson book. It was interesting if maybe too much about food including several recipes. It was supposed to be a lite read on a trip to Germany and it was. For those interested there was only on very short paragraph about sex/love making. I will be thinking about whether or not to read another book by Davidson.
  • Cheryl
    This book was my train reading for a while, which I think made it seem to be going a little slowly, since I realized when I finished it that the events in the book took place over just a couple of weeks (less time than had elapsed since I started reading the book).Goldy is having trouble. Her kitchen has been halfway deconstructed, a new caterer in town is undercutting her business quite dramatically, her best friend is spending lots of time with...
  • Carol Moore Kollar
    3.5 Goldy has some big worries. Tom has been suspended without pay. Goldy has been sabotaged by another caterer stealing her business. Her kitchen contractor doesn't finish the job and ends up dead. And her beloved cooking mentor dies suspiciously. Can she get to the bottom of this?
  • Betty
  • Diane
    always fun!
  • Nancy Holte
    Good story but not my most favorite book ever.
  • S. J.
    Review of Catering to Nobody: Book OneReview of Dying for Chocolate: Book TwoReview of The Cereal Murders: Book ThreeReveiew of The Last Suppers: Book FourReview of Killer Pancake: Book FiveReview of The Main Corpse: Book SixReview of The Grilling Season: Book Seven(See review for book seven to see why I'm not doing a full review.)Another really great volume, particularly on the personal front for our favorite caterer. Not only is her business un...
  • Chris Matney
    A disclaimer - I gave this book 100 pages to catch my interest, and it just didn't work for me. So, this review is based on the first eight chapters. Prime Cut was given to me by someone who knows I like Agatha Christie - and she billed it as a modern-day Miss Marple tale. So, I thought I would give it a try.The mystery is centered around cooking - with recipes for the dishes described in the book by the author. That's cool. Something a bit diffe...
  • Melissa
    I was really disappointed with "Prime Cut." Usually, Ms. Davidson's books are funny and fast paced. I felt like I was trudging through this book. I think this novel simply just fell short. I am still a huge fan of the series. I'll continue to read the series because I love Goldy and Marla's shenanigans.
  • Nicole
    2/3/15 - 100% sure I've read this before, but I think it's been 12+ years since I read this series, so I thought I'd re-read at least this one before picking up the next book in the series to try to get myself familiar again with the characters.2/15/15 - It was kinda hard to try to start this series again where I left off. I knew I had read this book before and some of the details were familiar and I guessed/remembered some of the whys of the mur...
  • Sarah Sammis
    Prime Cut by Diane Mott Davidson opens with Goldy helping her old semi-retired teacher cater a modeling session at a local historic cabin. She needs the gig for money to finish a remodel of her kitchen, abandoned by the local no-good contractor.Soon Goldy has to contend with two deaths, food sabotage, competition from a showy but crap caterer, and a missing heritage cookbook. If you know anything about simple codes you'll figure out big chunks of...
  • Ellen Moore
    Goldy had a number of problems in this book. Marla was not available most of the time, and she missed her best friend. Her bookings were down, and she was losing business to an unsavory caterer competitor. Her partially demolished kitchen (by a contractor who had not finished the job as promised) made it extremely difficult to work. Her husband Tom was suspended from his job with the Sheriff's Dept. In addition to financial problems, work problem...
  • Ferne
    I enjoyed this book but I believe there are many readers who would be absolutely enthralled with this cozy mystery. It is a mystery that blends the world of caterers and fashion shoots within a beautifully described picturesque setting of Aspen Meadows, Colorado. The key character is energetic Goldy Bear, caterer and amateur sleuth. Season the mixture with a homestead museum and an ex-husband in prison. And don't forget the pièce de résistance,...
  • Tabby Kat
    Trouble starts when Goldy drops off a meal for a friend whose wife is in the hospital. She finds him uncharacteristically drunk and, even worse, discovers the body of her kitchen contractor hanging from the rafters of the house. This particular contractor has made several enemies because he never manages to complete his contracting tasks ---including Goldy's kitchen. But Goldy's friend becomes the prime suspect and is hauled off to jail because t...
  • Nancy
    Well this book finally did it; I am officially done with Goldy. Three hundred and forty eight pages have never been so monotonous and redundant before. Her last couples of books were leading up to this moment and left me teetering but Prime Cut pushed me over the edge.Yada yada yada Goldy’s business is in trouble due to a new rival that will do anything to undercut her. Yada yada the contractor that Goldy hired for her kitchen remodel, that has...