The Whole Enchilada

Davidson, Diane Mott

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Whole Enchilada
"Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in. But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking. When a colleague-- a woman who resembles Goldy-- is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold" -- from publisher's web page.

Publisher: New York :, William Morrow,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780061348174
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,24 cm


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May 03, 2014
  • BGMeyer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

BOOORRRINGG! Not nearly up to her usual standard, she could have ended this mystery half a dozen times in the last 100 pages. What a slog! Too many villains, not nearly enough plot. Maybe Diana Mott Davidson had a while she was writing it, not at all what I am used to from her.

Dec 01, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Overall I enjoy the Goldy Schulz food and mystery series. This book was not one of her best, in my opinion. I don't recall reading anything about her so-called really good friend Holly before this book, certainly not as any kind of major character. Yet she shows up here as a best friend. The bulk of the book (number of pages) takes place over about a week or a bit more in time covered. Goldy is battered and injured several times yet she seems to bounce back like an energizer bunny. I know she's younger than me, but this seems not particularly believable. And then, at the very end, the lives of the characters in this book zoom forward several months (in the space of 5 or 6 pages). I am more interested in what happened in those several months than I was in most of the rest of the book.

Nov 12, 2013
  • Agathalady rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Not one of my favourite books by Davidson, I felt like most of the time I was slogging through "re-fried beans" to get to the end. Disappointed, I had not read a book by Davidson for a while and was looking forward to a good "food cozy" but found the story dragged and the ending was really not a surprise! I think I would have enjoyed re-reading one of her earlier books.

Sep 09, 2013
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A nice light cozy mystery filled with red herrings, comfortingly familiar characters, and lots of delicious sounding food. Don’t read this (or any of the books in the Goldy Schulz series) on an empty stomach!


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