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Summer Reading: Sweet Revenge


As much as I love reading a cookbook, I often enjoy reading novels about chefs, caterers, or culinary personas that have exciting adventures and delicious romances. Whenever I crave one of these culinary novels, I turn to Diane Mott Davidson, author of 14 foodie mysteries. In her latest novel, Sweet Revenge, her recurring heroine Goldy Schultz — a Nancy Drew meets Martha Stewart character — finds herself in the middle of yet another murder mystery. You'll be sitting on the edge of your seat, hungry for each page.

Davidson's prose is delectably descriptive and she even provides a recipe or two for some of Goldy's delicious dishes. However the real bonus is that Davidson doesn't take herself too seriously — she even names her characters after famous dishes (ex. Drew Wellington) — which makes for a refreshing and fabulous read.

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tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I love these books! I've never tried a recipe from any of them...they sound really yummy though!!
erinnichols erinnichols 9 years
What a coincidence, I posted about Diane Mott Davidson on my own food blog a few weeks ago. She's the best! Really great for a quick & enjoyable read. Not to mention the scrumptious recipes. http://erincooks.com/2007/08/16/goldilocks-catering-where-everything-is-just-right/
busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
Ooh I will have to check this one out - I always love a good foodie read!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
aw how fun!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
aw how fun!
mollywog mollywog 9 years
I just love Diane Mott Davidson! I've read all but this latest book, which I have on hold at the public library and am anxiously awaing my turn for!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Okay, you had me when you said "Nancy Drew meets Martha Stewart" - sounds like a character for me!
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