Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson
Caterer supreme Goldy Schulz has more on her plate than she can handle. Her ultra-charming, ultra-wealthy, and seriously psychopathic ex-husband, Dr. John Richard Korman, is free now that the governor of Colorado has commuted his prison sentence. And someone—the ex, perhaps—has taken great pains to sabotage Goldy’s latest culinary endeavor, a post-funeral reception for a friend at a local lodge.
But even more than the anonymous threats, rumors, and violence that have lately been directed Goldy’s way, it’s her discovery of a fresh corpse that really spoils the stew—a murder that could tear her family to pieces, a murder that virtually everyone believes Goldy committed.
True, she’s been efficiently framed, but at least she’s still breathing, which may not be the case for long, if she doesn’t track down a killer who’s cooked up a very nasty repast for Goldy and the people she loves.
Diane Mott Davidson (born March 22, 1949) is an American author of mystery novels that use the theme of food, an idea she got from Robert B. Parker. Several recipes are included in each book, and each novel title is a play on a food or drink word. Mott Davidson was nominated for both the 1991 Anthony Award and the 1990 Agatha Award for Catering to Nobody in the “Best First Novel” category. Additionally, her story Cold Turkey won the 1993 Anthony Award for “Best Short-story”.