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⊆ Read  Format Kindle [ The Cereal Murders ] For Free ⊭ ePUB Author Diane Mott Davidson ⋣ ⊆ Read Format Kindle [ The Cereal Murders ] For Free ⊭ ePUB Author Diane Mott Davidson ⋣ 1 Id kill to get into Stanford A youve got to be kidding laugh snorted across one of the dining tables at the headmasters house Start playing football, whispered another voice Then theyll kill to get you At the moment of that sage advice, I was desperately balancing a platter of Early Decision Dumplings and Ivy League Ice Cream Pies, praying silently that the whole thing didnt land on the royal blue Aubusson carpet My job catering the first college advisory dinner for Colorados most famous prep school was almost over It had been a long evening, and the only thing I would have killed to get into was a bathtub Shut up, you guys came the voice of another student The only kid whos going to Stanford is Saint Andrews Theyd kill to get him Saint Using the schools silver cutter, I scooped out the last three slices of pie Thick layers of peppermint ice cream cascaded into dark puddles of fudge sauce I scooted up to the last group of elegantly dressed teenagers Ultra athletic Greer Dawson, who wore a forest green watered silk suit, moved primly in her ladder back chair to get a better view of the head table Greer, the schools volleyball star, was an occasional helper with my business Goldilocks Catering Where Everything Is Just Right Apparently Greer thought listing power serve and power lunch on her Princeton application would make her appear diversified But she was not serving tonight Tonight, Greer and the other seniors were concentrating on looking spiffy and acting unruffled as they heard about upcoming tests and college reps visiting the school I needed to be careful with her slice of pie Watered silk was one thing ice creamed, another With my left hand I lowered plates to two boys before I balanced the tray on my hip and gingerly placed the last dessert in front of Greer Im in training, Goldy, she announced without looking at me, and pushed the plate away The headmaster stood, leaned into the microphone, and cleared his throat A gargling noise echoed like thunder The bubbling chatter flattened For a moment the only sound was the wind spitting pellets of snow against the rows of century old wavy glassed windows I zipped back out to the kitchen Fatigue racked my bones The dinner had been hellish Not only that, but we were just starting the speeches I looked at my watch 8 30 Along with two helpers, I had been setting up and serving at the headmasters house since four oclock Cocktails had begun at six Holding crystal glasses of Chardonnay and skewers of plump shrimp, the parents had talked in brave tones about Tyler being a shoe in at Amherst Granddad was an alum , and Kimberley going to Michigan with those AP scores, what did you expect Most of the parents had ignored me, but one mother, anorexically thin Rhoda Marensky, had chosen to confide You know, Goldy, she said, stooping from her height with a rustle of her fur trimmed taffeta dress, our Brad has his heart set on Columbia Greeted with my unimpressed look and decimated platter of shrimp, Rhodas towering husband, Stan Marensky, elaborated Columbias in New York I said, No kidding I thought it was in South America Refilling the appetizer platter a little later, I berated myself to act charming Five years ago, Stan Marenskys fast paced, long legged stalk along the sidelines, as well as his blood curdling screams, had been the hallmark of the Aspen Meadow Junior Soccer League Stan had intimidated referees, opponents, and his team, the Marensky Maulers, of which my son, Arch, had been a hapless member for one miserable spring I walked back out to the dining room with skewers of shrimp I avoided the Marenskys After that painful soccer season, Arch had decided to drop team sports I didnt blame him Now twelve, my son had quickly replaced athletics with passions for fantasy role playing games, magic, and learning French Id tripped over dungeon figures, trick handcuffs, and miniature Eiffel Towers than I cared to remember These days, however, Arch had dual obsessions with astronomical maps and the fiction of C S Lewis I figured as long as he grew up to write intergalactic travel novels, hed be okay With my career as the mother of an athlete over, I had heard only through the town grapevine that the shrill voiced Stan Marensky had moved on to coaching junior basketball Maybe he liked the way his threats reverberated off the gym walls I didnt see the Marenskys for the rest of the dinner I didnt even think of Arch again until I was fixing the desserts and happened to glance out the kitchen windows My heart sank What had started that afternoon as an innocent looking flurry had developed into the first full blown snowstorm of the season This promised icy roads and delays getting back to Aspen Meadow, where my son, at his insistence, was at home without a sitter Arch had said it would make him happy if I didnt worry about him any than he worried about me So the only things I actually needed to be concerned about were finishing up with the preppies and their parents, then coaxing my snowtireless van around seven lethal miles of curved mountain road The last two rows of Early Decision Dumplings beckoned These were actually chmeursrich biscuit dough drops that had puffed in a hot butter and brown sugar syrup I had added oats at the behest of the headmaster, who insisted even the desserts have something healthful about them or there would be criticism The parents would use any excuse to complain, he told me regretfully I ladled each dumpling along with a thick ribbon of steaming caramelized sauce into small bowls, then poured cold whipping cream over each I handed the tray to Audrey Coopersmith, my paid helper this evening Audrey was a recently divorced mother who had a daughter in the senior class Gripping her platter of china bowls chattering against their saucers, she gave me a wan smile beneath her tightly curled Annette Funicellostyle hairdo Audrey wouldnt dream of complaining about the healthfulness of the chmeurs she spent every spare breath complaining about her ex husband I just have so much anxiety, Goldy, I cant stand it This is such an important night for Heather And of course Carl couldnt be bothered to come Everythings going to be fine, I soothed, except that whipping cream might curdle if it doesnt get served soon She made a whimpering noise, turned on her heel, and sidled out to the living room with her tray The chmeurs had steamed up the kitchen windows I rubbed a pane of glass with my palm to check on the storm Brown eyes like pennies, then my slightly freckled thirty one year old face came into view, along with blond curly hair that had gone predictably haywire in the kitchens humidity Did I look like someone who didnt know Columbia was in New York Well, those folks werent the only ones with high SAT scores Id gone to prep school, Id even spent a year at a Seven Sisters college Not that it had done me any good, but that was another story Outside the headmasters house, a stone mansion that had been erected by a Colorado silver baron in the 1880s, lamps dotting a walk illuminated waves of falling snow The snowbound setting was idyllic, and gave no indication of Elk Parks tumultuous history After the silver veins gave out, the property had been sold to a Swiss hotelier who had built the nearby Elk Park Hotel A days carriage ride from Denver, the hotel had been a posh retreat for wealthy Denverites until interstate highways and roadside motels rendered it obsolete In the fifties the hotel had been remodeled into the Elk Park Preparatory School The school had been through erratic financial times until recently, when Headmaster Alfred Perkins elimination of the boarding department, all out PR campaign, and successful courtship of wealthy benefactors had put the Andover of the West as Perkins liked to call it on secure footing Of course, one of the benefits of being a fund raising whiz had been the current headmasters decade long residency in the silver barons mansion The wind swept sudden, white torrents between the pine trees near the house During the college advisory dinner wed gotten at least another four inches Late October in the Colorado high country often brought these heavy snowfalls, much to the delight of early season skiers Early snow, like a winning season for the Broncos, also helped yours truly Wealthy skiers and football fans needed large scale catered events to fuel them on the slopes or in front of their wide screen TVs The coffeepots on the counters gurgled and hissed Headmaster Perkins had given me a dire warning about the old house any sudden electrical drain would bring the wrath of blown fuses down on us all For safety, I had brought six drip pots instead of two large ones, then had spent forty minutes before the cocktail hour snaking extension cords around the kitchen and down the halls to various outlets The parents had found the old housewith its Oriental rugs, antique furnishings, and higgledy piggledy remodelingcharming Clearly they had never had to prepare a meal for eighty in its kitchen After the cord caper, my next problem was finding room for salad plates and platters of roast beef as they teetered, askew, on buckled linoleum counters But the real challenge had come in making Yorkshire puddings in ovens with no thermostats and no windows through which to check the dishes progress When the puddings emerged moistly browned and puffed, I knew the true meaning of the word miracle From the dining room came the ponderous throat clearing again I nipped around the corner with the last row of dumplings as the headmaster began to speak Excerpt From Diane Mott Davidson The Cereal Murders iBooks.The most satisfying book yet in the increasingly popular series.Mouthwatering The Denver PostCleverly constructed.an immensely likable, sympathetic heroine The Sun, BaltiA winning combination of character, plot and setting Library Journal Featuring original recipes for such mouth watering morsels as Sugar Plum Cake, luscious Red n White Cookies, and savory Nachos Schulz The Cereal Murders Goldy Culinary Mysteries This item Mysteries, Book by Diane Mott Davidson Mass Market Paperback Only left in stock on the way Ships from and sold The Goodreads of stars to Murders, third book Bear mystery series, published written I m a fan this enjoying charming antics cozy little town, delicious sounding recipes fun each includes Mystery Series Killer Strikes again By, Davidson, pg Police officer father two, John Salter, was murdered Forensic Scientist believe it is same whom killed several people through out Montgomery County Audiobook In her first foray into sleuthing game, resourceful, red headed Hannah Swensen must find right ingredients solve two perplexing murders One chilly morning Cookie Jar, discovers Ron, dairy delivery man, shot dead his truck When she 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    • The Cereal Murders
    • 3.4
    • 260
    • Format Kindle
    • 370 pages
    • Diane Mott Davidson
    • Anglais
    • 25 December 2016

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