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2011.9 REVIEW – The Cereal Murders by Diane Mott Davidson

The Cereal Murders
by Diane Mott Davidson

Copyright: 1993
Pages: 335
Rating: 4/5
Read: Feb. 17 – 22, 2011
Challenge: Mystery & Suspense Challenge 2011 ; TBR Dare
Yearly Count: 9
Format: Print

First Line: “I’d kill to get into Stanford.”

Blurb: 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 her homemade doughnuts … as she turns up evidence that suggests 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.

Review: This is the third in the Goldy Schulz series. This one was just as good as the first two. I have to say, the students at Elk Park Prep and their parents are all insane!!! But overall I felt like this was another good mystery – I honestly had no clue as to who the killer was until it was revealed in the end. I also enjoy the progress in Goldy and Tom’s relationship. I am interested in seeing what Arch will get into next! I find this to be a fun and easy book series so far, I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of these books. I highly recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a good read.

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