Diane Mott Davidson Message Board
D.L. Quist posts on 8/8/2005 6:44:13 PM
As for Arch ... I give DMD all the credit in the world to her wonderful characters. Arch's character "is" typical of a teen, BUT, what an interesting twist it would be "if" Arch's character was ... Jerk Jr.! Not saying I'd like that, not saying that DMD should or shouldn't ... this is mystery literature afterall, one never really knows!
janet posts on 8/8/2005 4:48:51 PM
I think that Diane should compile a cookbook or two of all the Goldy recipes. That way all the recipes would be in one place, instead of trying to remember to make copies of the recipes.
Iona Latreille posts on 8/8/2005 4:03:12 PM
I love to read and am always looking for good mystery stories without profanity, sex & violence. There is mention of such but details of these things I don't need to read a good story. WHEN IS YOUR NEXT BOOK BEING PUBLISHED? I am looking forward to it.
stacey posts on 8/6/2005 1:12:26 AM
I've just started reading Diane's Goldy books. I started with Catering to Nobody and just finished Dying for Chocolate. Could somebody give me a list of the complete series in order so I can read them in sequence? Thanks...
audrey alfordwolfe posts on 8/1/2005 4:14:24 PM
i think that arch is a typical moody teenager; doesn't mean he'll turn out to be a junior jerk; give diane mott davidson more credit than that!
D.L. Quist posts on 8/1/2005 3:22:06 PM
I have to agree with Dr. Brady with concerns to Arch. I would hate it if his personality was the one to replace the Jerks! Certianly hope that personality trait isn't repeated through the son ... so, I guess, I feel pretty turned off when ready about Arch, too. However, that is fairly minor in my viewpoint of the series over all! Completely looking forward to the next book ... Dark Tart, or what ever it may be!
Kelly posts on 7/30/2005 4:04:16 PM
I have to admit, I do love all the books and I love Marla too as a friend. I can't wait for the next one.
Kathryn B. posts on 7/30/2005 7:10:11 AM
The first book I ever read by Diane Mott Davidson was actually The Grilling Season. Still, I fell in love with the books, and all the characters. Especially Marla. Everyone needs a best friend like that. The recipies included in the books are always so delicious, sometimes sinfully so. If you like good food, good company, and mysterious circumstances, Diane Mott Davidson is a filling read.
Cheryl Campbell posts on 7/25/2005 9:40:43 AM
My favorite DMD book would have to be the first one I read--Dying for Chocolate. I was shopping at my favorite book store and passed a display of staff recommendations. DFC was on the shelf and looked like a fun read. I had no expectations and just read it leisurely, falling in love with DMD instantly. I had found a treasure. Of course, I immediately went back and got the others, starting from the beginning and have bought every hardback since on the day of release. I love the fact that Goldy is a survivor. She has grown stronger and stronger through the series. I am an espresso addict myself and love that aspect of her character. I would like to see a story line taking place at a family reunion--skeletons in the closet kind of thing. I'm a big genealogy buff and think this plot could be fun. Bottom line: If DMD doesn't change a thing, that's fine by me. I'm a die hard fan. Love ya, DMD.
Dr. Cynthia M. Brady posts on 7/24/2005 11:04:10 PM
Like most of you I have also read all the Goldy Mysteries and enjoyed them all. I will be overly joyed when the next book comes out. I hear it will be out around Christmas. One thing I hope that Mott-Davidson does with the relationship between mother and son, is give mother a little more control over son. The way in which Arch speaks and reacts to Goldy sometimes turns me off. Which makes reading the mysteries a lesson in how not to rear a child. I hope in the books to come, as both Goldy and Arch grow older, that Arch gets a better attitude towards his mother and Goldy develops a strong backbone when it comes to Arch. I would also like to see as Davidson writes more Goldy mysteries several things: (1) Marla find a good man, maybe Boyd. (2) Tom and Goldy have a child together, although both didn't want more children. I feel that Tom need to experience what it is like to father a child. A little girl is needed in this picture as Arch grows older. (Although, he has a half brother). Before you know it he will be going off to college. Who will Goldy have to fuss over then, besides Tom? (3) More people of color is needed in these books. Being a person of mix race it would be nice to see a story line or two dealing with such issues. Because the way the books are written I feel as if there is no people of color in Colorado. However,I enjoy the books so much that I have them on tape, and Barbara Rosenblat does such a great job. I listen to them in my car, that makes rush hour traffic more bearable.
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