Dying for Chocolate: A Curious Caterer Mystery



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April 18, 2022 at 01:40 PM


Lochlyn Munro as Dr. Richard Korman
Nikki Deloach as Goldy Berry
Andrew W. Walker as Tom Shultz
Julia Benson as Traffic DJ
793.68 MB
English 2.0
30 fps
1 hr 26 min
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Reviewed by stacyavary 6 / 10

Too different

I remember when I started reading about Goldy. I went with my mom to a thrift store. Immediately, I went to find the books.

I rifled through some. Then I picked up "Cereal Murders".

I love mysteries and I love cooking and was a caterer. So this book was right up my alley.

I purchased all her books. I've been reading them for years. And, I've often talked to the author on Facebook when I was on the site.

We've talked about how exciting it would be to turn these books into movies.

Well, fast forward to the 2010's.

I saw adverts on HM&M for "Murder She Baked". It was from author J. F. I've never read her books but the movies were all great. Maybe that's why I loved the shows. I didn't have her books to compare them to.

Fast forward to April 2022.

I was watching the HM&M channel when an ad popped up. "Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate". My heartbeat picked up. I just knew it had to be from my favorite author: Diane Mott Davidson. I had read the book.

I set a reminder on my phone and set it to record on my FRNDLY app.

Sunday night. All tucked it with snacks.

Pressed play.

My 1st eye furrowing moment? "Marla". The actress was very skinny.

I know "Marla" from the books. She is chubby. She loves Goldy's desserts and is always happy to taste test. She had lighter color hair. She was flirty, funny, sarcastic and sassy.

Was HM&M afraid to have an actress even 5 lbs. Overweight?

Next. "Olive"? The daughter?

No. Goldy has a son named Arch.

She also has an assistant. Vegetarian Julian.

Next was the catering. I wanted to see more cooking. Goldy, in the book, cooked when she needed to work out the mysterious details in her mind.

Andrew and Nikki were good. I only wish her hair had some curl and did more Goldy type things. Like wake up and do her yoga stretches 1st thing. Desperately reaching for that single or double shot espresso and sweet treat for breakfast.

My biggest disappointment?

The JRK wasn't the jerk. At all.

In the movie, Dr. John Richard Korman(love that his initials look like 'jerk') is warm, kind, caring, sympathetic and a great father.

He was so awesome, one wonders why he and Goldy divorced in the 1st place.

In the book, he was an abusive super jerk who cheated constantly. Goldy's thumb was proof. Among other body parts when he knocked her around.

And, he would sometimes use Arch to try and get to Goldy.

I get that this aired on the HM&M channel. And, they only air movies from PG-PG13.

To see a more accurate presentation of Diane's books, it would have to be on LMN or another channel that shows a bit more riskier TV.

Will I watch every episode in this series? Of course.

Maybe they'll be more comfortable in their roles.

I just wish they didn't stray so very far away from the books.


Reviewed by cgvsluis 7 / 10

New mystery series...which I am excited for and hope will just get better and better.

This was an interesting cast of characters held together by the two leads...Detective Tom Schultz and divorced single mom/caterer Goldie. First in what I assume is a new series, this was just a little rough around the edges...but showed promise. The mystery itself was decent enough that my initial suspect was not the killer, which I really appreciated.

The story starts at Goldie's first catering gig for her daughter's private schools' boosters. There you meet the cast of characters, new potential suitor and school teacher, doctor ex-husband, florist and business partner, best friend-school and private counselor...and murder victim, wealthy parent and maybe jealous spouse, and community donor and new enterprise venturer.

Goldie's best friend, who is in attendance, says she has something she wants to talk to her about...but in private, so they agree to meet at her house after the event. On the way there is a road block due to an accident where it turns out Goldie's friend has driven her car off of a cliff to her death...this is where we meet the new to town Detective Tom Schultz.

As is typical with these types of Cody mysteries...Goldie starts poking her nose in to things, only to be warned away by the detective.

Decent enough story and chemistry between our two leads that I will tune in for the next one...but they have a long way to go before they catch up to my three favorite detective series on Hallmark...Hannah Swensen's Murder She Baked, Aurora Teagarden, and Mystery 101.

Reviewed by pattersonjamie-12079 8 / 10

Hope they do more

Nikki Deloach and Andrew Walker are really good together. The chemistry between them is good and they were humorous in this movie.

I've read all the Diane Mott Davidson books. If you're expecting a duplicate of the books, you'll be disappointed. But, the movie was good on its own.

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