Takes place during Lent and ends just before Easter so I am posting on Maundy Thursday
The Last Suppers (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #4) by Diane Mott Davidson
So a lot has happened since the last book. Julian has been going to a community college while having applied to Cornell and hoping to get in.
Arch has crossed off magic and swimming on his list of hobbies, but instead has an obsession with a show about UFOs and other weird/mysterious things.
And Goldy is going to marry Tom Schulz. Yes, she went from being in love with the victim of the last book, and uncertain about love; to marriage.
It is the day of the wedding and things are not going according to plan. The food isn’t ready
The minister is late
The reception house is locked and no one has spare keys, etc.
Things take an even darker turn when Tom calls to postpone the wedding. He went to pick the minister up and found him dead.
The police rush to the scene of the crime and find that things have gotten much worse. It appears that Tom was attacked and kidnapped or killed, living behind a cryptic note that neither the cops or Goldie can decode.
Now Goldie is involved in a race against time as she tries to find her fiancé before death tries to part them.
Goldie’s investigations turn her to her own church! One of the members killed the reverend, but why and who?
Thoughts After Reading:
I hated this book. I thought it was absolutely awful.
Al the characters were horrible and unrelatable.
The author appeared to have a lot of anger at the Episcopalian church as she is venomous against the people and the faith, which makes me wonder why Goldy didn’t just leave her “awful” church and go somewhere else.
Apparently the Author has some issues she needs to address.
The book was also extremely boring as it went on and on and on about the charismatic and traditional Episcopalian faith. And she uses all the terms that we as layman have no clue what they are or mean.
And the end made no real sense as to why the person was a murderer and holding Tom hostage. It felt like the author wasn’t sure how to end it and just flipped a coin to come up with a solution.
If I hadn’t already read later books in the series I would be tempted to quit the series as the last few books have been duds.
For more Goldy Bear Culinary Mysteries, go to The Cereal Murders
For more wedding mysteries, go to For Whom the Bluebell Tolls
For more mysteries with missing fiancés, go to A Case of Identity