Cooking the Books (Hardcover)

By Kerry Greenwood

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590589823, 250pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

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Description

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....



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

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