The Main Corpse by Diane Mott Davidson
A golden opportunity, an immensely wealthy client and a killer dying to cash in.
For caterer Goldy Schulz, who’s been working hand-to-mouth, the chance to work for a multi million-dollar financial firm seems like a dream come true. But it turns out to be murder…in every sense of the word.
When Goldy is hired to cater a party to kick off Prospect’s latest venture—the reopening of the Eurydice Gold Mine—she prepares a feast fit for a king. Yet the Tomato-Brie Pie has barely been served when all hell breaks loose—and the main culprit is Goldy’s best friend, Marla.
As Goldy works furiously to restore her business by whipping up shrimp-studded Plantation Pilaf and Sour Cream–Cherry Coffee Cake, she finds herself drawn into a case of stolen millions and multiple homicides. She needs to discover which of the victims is the main corpse in order to unravel the mystery that threatens to cancel out her friend’s dearest asset—her life.
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”.