Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson

Description from Goodreads: Caterer Goldy Schulz's lucrative new gig, preparing breakfasts and conference room snacks for a local law firm, is time-consuming, but she's enjoying it . . . until the night she arrives to find Dusty, the firm's paralegal, dead. The deceased also happened to be Goldy's friend and neighbor, and now Dusty's grieving mother is begging Goldy to find out who murdered her daughter.

I think Dark Tort would be described as a cozy mystery. It's a clean read wih a good, friendly heroinne in a small town who stumbles across a crime. As with most cozy msyteries, it's light, not anything that taxes your brain too much. I didn't spend a lot of time trying to get ahead of the plot; it was enjoyable just to let the story unfold. Dark Tort is part of a series, in fact, it is number thirteen out of fourteen. That didn't stop me from enjoying it as a stand alone. The author fills in enough background so you feel on top of things. I think it fits for Weekend Cooking because Goldy is a caterer and there is lots of food talk. The print version has recipes so that's a sure fit! But I listened to this one on audio. It has been such a long time since I listened to it that I can't really remember my thoughts on the narrator, I guess that tells us something - not memorable! As with most of the series I stumble upon in the middle, if I were to stumble across another, I would listen to it but I am not going to go seek them out.

This post is linked to Weekend Cooking over at Beth Fish Reads. Click on the logo to see the other posts this week.

This book counts toward the 2010 Audiobook Challenge hosted by the bloggers over at Royal Reviews. Click on the button to see my progress.


Mary said...

I've seen the series around but haven't read any of the books. Nice to know you can jump in at #13 and read it as a stand alone!

Margot said...

I love these books. I've been reading them off and on in order. I like the recipes in them although it seems they are heavy on desserts. Glad you enjoyed it in audio.

bermudaonion said...

I haven't read any of this series, but I really enjoy books like this.

Beth F said...

I love cozy mysteries and I love this series -- I'm not this far along though.

JoAnn said...

Sometimes there's nothing like a cozy mystery, and if it involves food... all the better!