Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Cereal Murders - Diane Mott Davidson

This is book nº 3 in the Goldy bear series. I read it almost 2 weeks ago and now I'm sure what to write about anymore. Not a good sign!

Thanks to her recent adventures in Dying for Chocolate, Goldy Bear, the premier caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is no stranger to violence--or sudden death. But when she agrees to cater the first College Advisory Dinner for Seniors and Parents at the exclusive Elk Park Preparatory School, the last thing she expects to find at the end of the evening is the battered body of the school valedictorian.

Who could have killed Keith Andrews, and why? Goldy's hungry for some answers--and not just because she found the corpse. Her young son, Arch, a student at Elk Park Prep, has become a target for some not-so-funny pranks, while her eighteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian, has become a prime suspect in the Andrews boy's murder.

As her investigation intensifies, Goldy's anxiety level rises faster than homemade doughnuts. . .as she turns up evidence that suggests that Keith knew more than enough to blow the lid off some very unscholarly secrets. And then, as her search rattles one skeleton too many, Goldy learns a crucial fact: a little knowledge about a killer can be a deadly thing.

It was a somewhat confusing book, only in the end do we realise why are people being murdered and it is set almost in it's entirety in a school. I don't know much about the american reality of finishing high school and going to college so I never could relate to that world. And all those parents obsessed with which college their teenagers are going to attend sounded a bit too much.

Neither Arch nor Goldy's ex-husband have a prominent role in this book like they had in the previous ones. And her boyfriend Schulz really seems to be here more to support her than investigate the case. Not as good as the previous ones I'm afraid but I already have the next one in the TBR pile so I'll wait to see how that one goes before deciding wether to continue with the series or not.

A C.


  1. Hmmm... I was thinking to try her books but now, I'm not so sure.:) Were the first two better than this one, Ana?

  2. Oh yes they were! Not as good as the Joanne Fluke ones for me because they are a bit darker and not so funny but they were nice reads!

  3. Good thing I don't have this one in my TBR pile, I'll read the second one and then I'll decide if I'll continue with the series.

  4. Ok, I'm decided now, I have to read some Joanne Fluke.;-) I've been resisting temptation (and doing a good job!*lol*) but I have to try at least the first of her series.
    *already browsing at Bookmooch*

  5. Ana, I thought this was not as good as the first 2. I'll be looking forward to your opinion :-)

    Looking forward to your opinion on the Fluke's. I didn't keep mine but they were enjoyable reads!

  6. Oriana, if you want I have the first in the Joanne Fluke series. Just let me know if you want to borrow it!


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