4/5 Whole-Grain Doughnuts
On The Back:
Thanks to her recent adventures in “Dying for Chocolate, ” Goldy Bear, the premier caterer of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is no stranger to violence–or sudden death. But when she agrees to cater the first College Advisory Dinner for Seniors and Parents at the exclusive Elk Park Preparatory School, the last thing she expects to find at the end of the evening is the battered body of the school valedictorian.
Who could have killed Keith Andrews, and why? Goldy’s hungry for some answers–and not just because she found the corpse. Her young son, Arch, a student at Elk Park Prep, has become a target for some not-so-funny pranks, while her eighteen-year-old live-in helper, Julian, has become a prime suspect in the Andrews boy’s murder.
As her investigation intensifies, Goldy’s anxiety level rises faster than homemade doughnuts. . .as she turns up evidence that suggests that Keith knew more than enough to blow the lid off some very unscholarly secrets. And then, as her search rattles one skeleton too many, Goldy learns a crucial fact: a little knowledge about a killer can be a deadly thing.
Though this book suffered from a slow start, it soon sped up and became an entertaining read that I couldn’t wait to finish,
I had read the last book in this series in December of last year, so it took me a while to get reaquainted with the characters, but after I warmed up to them they were fun! Goldy is blunt, funny, and fiercely protective of those around her, but yet Ms. Davidson shows that Goldy isn’t perfect in multiple instances throughout the book. I especially loved reading more about the school Julian and Arch go to and I thought the author portrayed the cut-throat way academics are in some schools wonderfully.
The mystery was good, there was a couple of abstract clues through the book that you don’t pick up on until the end and the killer took me by surprise.
Overall a very enjoyable read. The Cereal Murders gets 4/5 stars!