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Goldy the caterer is back. Married to the wonderful Tom Shultz for a year now. There is an addtion to the family. A bloodhound named Jake. Hopefully Marla, Goldy's Best friend, can find her new love in investment broker Tony Royce.According to Tony there's gold in Colorado and Marla invests. When Marla discovers there is a problem with the estimates of gold in the mine she argues with Tony's partner at a large gathering of investors catered by Goldy. Three days later Tony's partner and $3.5 million dollars are missing. Everyone is looking for the partner and the money including Tom's boss who invested his retirement in the firm. To get their minds off thier troubles Marla and Tony go camping. The weekend ends in disaster and possibly murder.
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Now, Goldy's best friend is hurt and charged with the murder of Tony, who is missing. Goldy needs to help Marla, find Tony, and clear her friends name. She must break the law if she has to. She must find the truth for her dearest friend. She'll use every trick and everyone she knows to find the main corpse.

The review of this Book prepared by Rachel P. Forney

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   best friend Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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