Cooking the Books

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Cooking the Books

By Kerry Greenwood

Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781590589823, 250pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Description
Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying very hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is only intermittently at her side (he's roaming the streets tracking down a multi-thousand dollar corporate theft). Jason, her baking offsider, has gone off to learn how to surf. And Kylie and Goss are fulfilling their lives ambition auditioning for a soapie. It should be a time of quiet reflection for Corinna but quiet reflection doesn t seem to suit her she's bored. Scenting a whiff of danger, Corinna accepts an offer from a caterer friend to do the baking for the film set of a new soap called Kiss the Bride . The soapie in which Kylie and Goss have parts. Twists and turns and complications that could only happen to Corinna ensue involving, bizarrely, nursery rhymes and a tiger called Tabitha. While on the other side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her corporate employers employers who spend a lot of time cooking the books.The 6th in the Corinna Chapman series.


About the Author
Kerry Greenwood is the author of thirty-eight novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Austrialia. Other mysteries In the Phryne Fisher series available from Poisoned Pen Press are "Murder in Montparnasse," "Cocaine Blues," "Flying too High," "Murder on the Ballarat Train," "Death at Victoria Dock," "Ruddy Gore," and "Urn Burial." She is also the author of several books for young adults and the Delphic Women series. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.


Praise For Cooking the Books

"To the usual delightfully quirky characters, lovingly detailed descriptions of food and surprising mystery, Greenwood adds several appended medieval recipes." —Kirkus Reviews

"We don’t tune in to the Chapman adventures for labyrinthine plots or shocking, right-angle twists. Rather, we’re there for Corinna, her wonderfully engaging supporting cast, and the beautifully rendered environment in which the stories unfold (the mystery is icing on the cake). Another winning entry in this consistently satisfying series." —Booklist