By Diane Mott Davidson

Celebrated for her specific mixture of top quality suspense and five-star fare, Diane Mott Davidson has received ratings of lovers and earned a spot on significant bestseller lists around the state. Now she dishes up one other dangerously tasty deal with of homicide and mystery.For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, accepting a sequence of bookings at Hyde fort is sort of a dream come precise. It’s no longer on a daily basis that she will get to cook dinner actual Elizabethan fare--especially at a true fort that was once introduced over from England and reassembled stone by way of stone in Aspen Meadow. Goldy is decided that every thing will move right--which is why, she figures later, every thing went extraordinarily improper. It starts whilst a shotgun blast shatters her window. Then Goldy discovers a physique mendacity in a close-by creek. And while pictures ring out for the second one time that day, somebody Goldy loves is within the line of fireside. all at once the very last thing Goldy desires to take into consideration is Shakespeare’s Steak Pie, 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies, or Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart. might one among her husband Tom’s police investigations have caused a homicide? Or used to be her violent, lately paroled ex in charge? With loss of life peering round each nook, Goldy must prepare dinner up a few crime-solving solutions--before the one dish that’s left on her menu is homicide.

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Beside me, Arch scrunched down in his jacket. Heat poured from the humming engine while I stared up at the sky and tried to plan what to do next. Furry, impenetrable clouds obscured the stars. The light of the rising sun would not begin creeping over the mountains for nearly an hour. I tugged my hat down over my ears and struggled to work out the logistics of a predawn appearance at Hyde Castle. I’d first visited the Hydes during a freezing, mid-January fog. At the time, I’d been grateful for Sukie Hyde’s call.

I shook my head, but my heart sank. Unfortunately, Chardé Lauderdale was designing and implementing the makeover for the interior of Hyde Castle, where I would be catering later in the week. Chardé had also overseen the redecoration of Hyde Chapel, where I would be working later today. Make that, where I was hoping to work later today, if I could find a place to cook that had heat, ovens, and windows without bullet holes. ” asked Vaughan. I sighed and said no. If anyone had threatened him, I reminded them, there ought to be a record of it at the department.

He shouted a warning into the basement, then banged down the steps. If the intruder was indeed inside, there could be no mistake that my neighbor intended to roust him out. Jake bounded up to Arch’s room ahead of me. Scout, our adopted stray cat, slunk along behind the bloodhound, his long gray-and-brown hair, like Arch’s, turned electric from being suddenly roused. Following my animal escort, I silently thanked God that none of us had been hurt, and that we had great neighbors. The cat scooted under the bed used by Julian Teller, our former boarder, now a sophomore at the University of Colorado.

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