Goldilock's Catering has a job that is difficult for the owner, Goldy. She has to come up with an appetizing, low fat luncheon for the Mignon Cosmetics fall preview show. It must hide the fact that it is low fat from the appetizers through the dessert. Yet all dishes must meet the proper criteria. Goldy decides to take along a few hidden items, like brownies, for those who are nutritioned out by the end of the meal.
Goldy's assistant, Julian, is dating one of the Mignon salespeople. Claire is Australian, young, beautiful, and quickly moving up in sales to be a top notch representative. The day after the preview luncheon Goldilock's Catering has a table at the food fair at the local mall. Claire helps take food in. While returning to her car in the parking deck, she is killed by a hit and run driver.
Soon Goldy is involved in the case although her husband wants her to keep away. Was Claire's death an accident? Or was it purposeful? Were the animals' rights protestors involved? They try to ban Mignon Cosmetics because of animal testing and Claire was a representative. Or did someone else hate Claire? Or was it really an accident that the driver did not want to admit?
This was great plane reading. It was enjoyable, but not so gripping that I couldn't put it down when needed. I enjoy Goldy's novels and need to find the other ones. Perhaps I'll even try to find them in order. The mystery is devised well and keeps one guessing. The ongoing character development of the story also keeps the reader interested.
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