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Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
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Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
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Grizzwold by Syd Hoff
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
The Last Sewer Ball by Steven Schindler
Let's Call it Canada: Amazing Stories of Canadian Place Names by Susan Hughes, Clive Dobson and Julie Dobson
The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Mr. Pratt's Patients by Joseph C. Lincoln
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Return of the Player by Michael Tolkin
Roadside Picnic by Arkady Stragosky and Boris Stragosky
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 by Gail Carriger
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
Trust No One by Linda Sue Park
Undead by Kirsty McKay
Voltron Force Volume 3: Twin Trouble by Brian Smith
Undead by Kirsty McKay
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram

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Comments for The Whole Enchilada

The Whole Enchilada: 07/08/14

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The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson is the eighteenth in the Goldy Bear Catering mystery series. A long time friend and former member of med-wives 101 dies after a joint birthday party held at Marla's house and catered by Goldy for their two sons.

As her friend's ex-husband and new wife might be suspects, the son is sent to relatives in Alaska. In helping him pack, Goldy is also attacked and severely injured.

The closeness in terms of friendship, of the attack and the severity of Goldy's injuries (meaning she stays injured for most of the book) gives a legitimate reason for a game change. Goldy has to rely on her friends; the ensemble cast is at its strongest since Fatally Flaky. Julian, Boyd and Marla make a great support team for Goldy.

These Goldy Bear Catering mysteries always center on a specific industry that she's catering for, or a venue that she's catering in. The victim this time was a collage artist, so the clues fall into a similar neighborhood as those in Dark Tort.

The book was a fun addition to the series. There's a lengthy epilog that will answer questions posed at the end of Crunch Time.

Five stars

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