Apr 26, 2011

Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense (Goldy Schulz) by Diane Mott Davidson
"When I heard that Ernest McLeod had been killed, I should have packed up my knives and left. Well, not literally left, because I was in my own kitchen, poised to slice a third pile of juicy heirloom tomatoes for a buffet Yolanda Garcia and I were catering the next day." (opening lines, ch. 1)
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
Hardcover: 480 pages.
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (April 5, 2011)
Genre: culinary mystery

Publisher's description: "Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair move in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest had recently rescued from a puppy mill.

Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff’s department investigates. Yet even Goldy’s house isn’t safe, and after a failed break-in by an unknown intruder 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 to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her."

Diane Mott Davidson, a New York Times bestselling author, has written 15 mystery novels. More information:  http://www.dianemottdavidson.com/


  1. This one's on my TBR pile. It's a great cozy series.

  2. Great teaser! I haven't heard of this book before but I am intrigued.



  3. Funny teaser. Thanks for visiting mine.

  4. I used to read these mysteries all the time. It looks like I need to catch up again. My teasers are from The Restorer by Amanda Stevens and Nickel Plated by Aric Davis. Happy reading!

  5. Oh, I've enjoyed this author's books...haven't read one in awhile. This one sounds tempting.

    Here's MY TT POST

  6. Wonderful teaser. This makes me want to check it out!! Girl, no more book buying!


    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: THe Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly post!

  7. I definitely want to read this book!! Great teaser, and nice that you gave a summary!

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-5.html

  8. Ah, I like that teaser - intriguing, but also very humorous.

  9. Hi Harvee,

    This is not an author I am familiar with, but it sounds like a great light-hearted mystery read, right up my street!!


  10. I've never read this author before, but I do so love a culinary novel!

    Come check out my teaser.
    Dee, visiting from e-Volving Books

  11. Danger, laughs, and food? Sounds like a book I'd love! Great teaser!

  12. I love this series. This book must be the newest one. I'm glad I had a chance to read your preview. My teasers are here: Quirky Girls Read

  13. fun teaser and I love the cover! Thanks for stopping by today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  14. That's a great way to start a story! Thanks for stopping by today :)

  15. oh i love kitchen mysteries with recipes! i have yet to get read davidson's series but hope to soon. great teaser!

  16. This sounds like a great romp. I'd like to meet any character who keeps nine beagle pups! High tolerance for noise. . .

    My TT is for the first book in Ken Follett's new trilogy "Fall of Giants". The link: Summit Musings

  17. Foodie book! Great teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here: http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_26.html

  18. I read the first book in this series and never got back to it. I really need to because the first book was really good.

  19. Wow! That is some opening! I'll have to look for this one!!

  20. Wonder why the guy was killed. Good teaser.

    Here's ours:

  21. If you're interested in a signed copy of this book with some gourmet chocolates(at no extra cost) they have it on Bookperk.com (but only for a couple of days!)

    URL is: http://www.bookperk.com/offer/diane-mott-davidson-crunch-time-01


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