Review

Dark Tort: A Novel of Suspense

by Diane Mott Davidson



Goldy Shulz, the sleuthing caterer of Aspen Meadows, Colorado,
has fallen into a tub of butter. She has landed a
cushy job fixing breakfasts and occasional lunches for
the lawyers of a local upscale law firm. Dusty, her young friend
and neighbor, is a paralegal with the firm. Dusty tells
her that she wants to learn to cook for someone special in her
life and enlists Goldy as her mentor. The two agree to meet in the
law firm's kitchen late one evening to do the preparation for an
early morning client brunch, and Goldy is running late. She rushes
into a darkened lobby only to trip over Dusty's body, the victim of
a brutal murder.


Dusty's heartbroken mother, who distrusts police after her son died
in police custody, begs Goldy to investigate. Evidence begins to
point to a romantic involvement between Dusty and someone in the
firm. When Goldy asks that Dusty's home computer be
delivered to her at home, the man carrying the
computer is struck by a speeding car. Others associated with
Dusty are threatened, with Goldy herself becoming the target of the
killer.


Goldy's policeman husband, Tom, is in equal parts supportive and
frustrated by Goldy's determination to go beyond the usual
investigative boundaries to find Dusty's killer. This tasty mystery
dish is served up with a banquet of delicious recipes from Goldy's
endless menu of delights.


The 13th Goldy Shulz mystery finds one important change. The
recipes, which are many and delightful, have been scattered
throughout the prior books, which always seemed to interrupt the
flow of the story. This time, they're gathered neatly at the end,
making them not only easier to find and enjoy, but allowing us to
charge ahead with the tastiest morsel on Diane Mott Davidson's menu
--- the plot.


   








Reviewed by Roz Shea on December 29, 2010

Dark Tort: A Novel of Suspense
by Diane Mott Davidson

  • Publication Date: July 1, 2007
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Mass Market Paperback: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Avon
  • ISBN-10: 0060527323
  • ISBN-13: 9780060527327