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Caterer and sleuth extraordinaireGoldy Schulz returns in another tastyand suspenseful adventure fromNew York Times bestselling authorDiane Mott Davidson Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up bigtrouble as she tries to help her longtimefriend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. Whenthe rental house shared by Yolanda and herirrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed byarson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PIErnest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot deadand his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppiesthat Ernest had recently rescued from a puppymill. Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites themto stay with her while the sheriff's departmentinvestigates. Yet even Goldy's house isn't safe, and after a failed break-in by an unknownintruder a cop is sent to keep an eye on things. Then a second body is found. Swapping her chef's hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the investigation. But she's got to move fast. It's crunch time toclose in on a killer, before he can close in on her. Filled with danger as well as laughs, wonderfulfood, and scrumptious recipes, CrunchTime is a delicious indulgence sure to satisfyall of Goldy's fans.



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Diane Mott Davidson

New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson wrote three novels before one was accepted for publication - when she was 41. She has since written 14 more mysteries, all featuring Goldy the caterer. In addition, she has written short stories and poetry for various publications. Davidson has won the Anthony Award from Bouchercon, and has been nominated for the Agatha, another Anthony, and the Macavity Award. In 1993 she was named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Writer of the Year. Davidson was educated at St. Anne's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her English teacher, Emyl Jenkins, encouraged her to become a writer. She attended Wellesley College, where she was named a Wellesley Scholar, before transferring to Stanford University, from which she graduated with a double major in Art History and Political Science. Several years (and one child) later, she received her MA in Art History from Johns Hopkins. Davidson has volunteered for numerous organizations. She was a tutor in a correctional facility, rape-victim counselor, and served for 10 years on the Board of Examining Chaplains of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. For years she taught the adult Bible study at her parish, where she was also licensed to preach. Davidson has been married to her husband, Jim, for almost 40 years. They have three sons, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and a basset hound.



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