Catering to Nobody – thoughts after reading

Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1)

Author: Diane Mott Davidson

Publisher: Bantam

Edition: Paperback


Colorado Caterer, Gertrude Bear, is accused of poisoning her ex-father-in-law, Fritz Korman.


I was in a slump. I would pick up a book, read a few chapters, and set it aside. I figured that I would do the same with Catering to Nobody, but after reading a few chapters, I wanted to read a few more. I still wasn’t sure if I was out of the dreaded reading slump until I finished the book. Miracles happen every day, people.

What I did like about Catering to Nobody:

  • Goldy. She wasn’t my favorite character, but she has potential.
  • Marla. If a woman can gossip, inhale desserts, and befriend everyone in the room, I can take notes.
  • The mystery. There were plenty of people involved, and people bring baggage and secrets to the table. There wasn’t much elbow room.
  • ”…the ominous morning clouds spilling like oatmeal over the hills…”
  • Chapter Fifteen. I laughed and laughed (and laughed).
  • The recipes. Dessert(s) and guacamole? I’m listening.
  • The ending. Poison, guns, fire, bees. Cozy!

What I didn’t like about Catering to Nobody:

  • Arch. I do feel bad for him, and I’m willing to give him another chance, but I still don’t trust him around knives (or scalpels).
  • Fritz, Vonette, and John Richard. Do you take pleasure in hating characters? Treat yourself. Hate an entire family.

Rating: 4/5