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Catering to Nobody: 07/05/12
After listening to my friend's audio copy of Fatally Flaky I decided to give the rest of the series a listen. Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson started the Goldy Bear Culinary series in 1990.
The book opens with Goldy catering the wake for Arch's teacher. While Goldy just wants to get through the wake and help Arch grieve, she can't because someone puts rat poison in her ex-father-in-law's drink!
As this is the first book, a lot of the character dynamics from later books aren't there. Instead of Julian, for instance, there's a ditzy roommate who while funny in her own right, doesn't play off Goldy and Arch in quite the same way. Finally, Tom Schulz who plays a much larger and more sympathetic role later on is more of a foil here.
Although I figured out most of the who-done-it well before Goldy does, I still enjoyed listening to the book. It was interesting to see the characters so far removed from where they were in the first book I'd read.
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