What kind of detective is Goldy Schulz in the series Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries?
Goldy Shulz is an amateur detective, meaning that it is not her main profession. She works as a caterer.
Goldy is a single mother living in Aspen Meadow, Colorado when the series starts. She has one son. In the first story, she accidentally serves poisoned coffee at a catering event and her father in law is sickened. Goldy decides to find out what is going on, and she becomes the mystery-solving caterer detective. She later marries a police officer.
Here in Aspen Meadow, Colorado ... I'm the caterer of choice, by which I mean, I'm the only caterer you can choose. (Fatally Flaky, ch 1, p. 2)
As a detective, Goldy does not usually cooperate with the police. She uses her own unique methods, and a lot of espresso, to catch the killer.
In many ways, Goldy Shulz is a typical American detective. She solves mysteries as a hobby in her spare time, making us all feel like our lives could be more interesting because there are mysteries everywhere we look.