KILLER PANCAKE by Diane Mott Davidson

KILLER PANCAKE

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Goldy Schulz, of Goldilocks Catering in Aspen Meadows, Colorado (The Last Suppers, etc.), is trying to tend to business while consoling a young boarder-helper, Julian Teller, who's recovering from a great shock. Beautiful Claire Satterfield, the love of his life, has been killed by a hit-run driver in the mall garage of upscale department store Prince and Grogan, where she was a rising star in sales for Mignon Cosmetics. On the fateful day of Claire's death, Goldy had catered the luncheon introducing Mignon's fall line amid jeers from a noisy animal-rights group (protesting cruelty to lab animals) fronted by manic Shaman Krill. Now, a blue rose found on the garage floor points to the presence of another of Claire's conquests--famed plant researcher Dr. Charles Braithewaite. Goldy is also puzzled by bumptious Reggie Hotchkiss, of Hotchkiss Skin and Hair, who's a constant visitor to the store's Mignon counter, presided over by Iongtime cosmetician Harriet Wells. Meanwhile, Goldy's new policeman husband does his best to restrain his wife's dangerous ferreting--especially after Prince and Grogan's security chief dies dramatically in the store--but to little avail . . . until Goldy becomes the killer's target in a frantic, near-ludicrous windup. Clunky plotting eased by a cheery heroine, an appealing Julian, lively, unpretentious prose, and those super-sounding low-fat recipes. Good-natured fun.
Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-553-09588-9
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Bantam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1995




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