Cooking the Books (Hardcover)
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590589823, 250pp.
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying to do nothing at all on her holiday. Her gorgeous Daniel is only intermittently at her side (he's 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. But quiet refl ection doesn't seem to suit Corinna. She's bored. So she accepts an offer from a caterer friend to bake for the film set of the soapie in which Kylie and Goss have parts. Soon complications that could only happen to Corinna ensue, involving cakes, sabotage, nursery rhymes, and a tiger named Tabitha.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her corporate employers - who spend a lot of time cooking the books....
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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