As of 2015, there are 17 books in the "Catering to Nobody" series, including "Catering to Nobody," "Dying for Chocolate," "The Cereal Murders," "The Last Suppers" and "Killer Pancake." A full list of titles is listed on Diane Mott Davidson's website with HarperCollins.
The "Catering to Nobody" series centers around Goldy Schulz, a caterer and an accidental solver of murder mysteries. The novels mostly take place in the fictional town of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, where Goldy lives. Goldy is also a divorced mother of one young son. Each of the novels focuses on food, and the novel titles are a play on food words.
One of the unique points of the books is that they feature 10 recipes. The first 12 books interwove the recipes into the narrative, but books 13 through 17 feature the recipes in the back of the book.
Diane Mott Davidson published the first book in 1993 with HarperCollins, where she continues to publish. She went to Wesleyan College and now lives with her husband in Colorado in Everdeen, a town similar to where her fictional character Goldy resides. Davidson cites her main culinary influence as Julia Child, but she also takes inspiration from local Colorado restaurants.