iny weather has all but washed up Goldy Schultz's catering business, so she is delighted to cook for her best friend Marla's group of financial investors at a gala event at a long-closed mine. But when the rain, a clever embezzlement scheme, and a missing boyfriend combine to make the party a soggy disaster and Marla is accused of murder, Goldy ...Read Moreiny weather has all but washed up Goldy Schultz's catering business, so she is delighted to cook for her best friend Marla's group of financial investors at a gala event at a long-closed mine. But when the rain, a clever embezzlement scheme, and a missing boyfriend combine to make the party a soggy disaster and Marla is accused of murder, Goldy soon learns that a brilliant con artist has cooked up his own poisonous recipe for homicide.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-07-22 Colorado caterer and amateur sleuth Goldy Bear is back (from Killer Pancake, Dying for Chocolate, etc.) in a contrived plot featuring some preposterous adventures and 12 recipes. During what seems an interminably rainy spring, Goldy's excitable, wealthy friend Marla convinces Prospect Investment Partners, whose chief investment officer recently died in a car crash, to hire Goldy to cater a party. The affair, thrown to court investors in Prospect's latest venture, the reopening of an old gold mine, is held, in the rain, at the mine itself. As the party begins, Marla has a monumental argument with Prospect partner, Albert Lipscomb, about an assay report. Subsequently, Albert disappears with Prospect's cash. Goldy decides to find out what happened, against the advice of her new husband, Tom Schulz, a Sheriff's Department Homicide investigator. Then Marla and her boyfriend, Prospect CFO Tony Royce, are attacked while camping; next Tony vanishes and the police arrest Marla. Goldy enlists the help of her son Archie, her catering assistant Macguire, Archie's pet bloodhound, Jake, and Marla's brother-in-law, Gen. Bo Farquhar, a retired munitions expert. Breaking laws at breakneck speed, they rescue Marla from jail, solve the mysteries after a frightening climb through the old mine and a shoot-out at the airport and are exonerated by grateful cops. Only Archie, Jake and the recipes create sparks in this damp tale. (Sept.)
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