Why did I love this book?
Davidson's series about a Boulder-based caterer who solves mysteries on the side is probably the grandparent of the current culinary mystery boom. As I read this first book, I wanted to be friends with caterer Goldy, sitting in her kitchen, tasting her food, helping her untangle herself from an abusive marriage. When Goldy finally remarried—this time to a cop—many crimes were dissected in their kitchen as they cooked. How did I know Goldy’s husband Tom was a good guy? He didn’t push her aside when she had smart ideas, and he made her incredible comfort food and cups and cups of fabulous coffee.