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.
COOKING THE BOOKS is part of the Corinna Chapman series. .
THE CORINNA CHAPMAN SERIES: .
Book 1: Earthly Delights.
Book 2: Heavenly Pleasures.
Book 3: Devil's Food.
Book 4: Trick or Treat.
Book 5: Forbidden Fruit.
Book 6: Cooking the Books.
If you'd like to find out more about Corinna, her bakery and her recipes, log on to earthlydelights.net.au. .
If you liked Corinna Chapman, you will love Kerry Greenwood’s elegant and unflappable sleuth, Phryne Fisher – brought to stunning life in the ABC TV series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. .
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES: .
Book 1: Cocaine Blues.
Book 2: Flying Too High.
Book 3: Murder on the Ballarat Train.
Book 4: Death at Victoria Dock.
Book 5: The Green Mill Murder.
Book 6: Blood and Circuses.
Book 7: Ruddy Gore.
Book 8: Urn Burial.
Book 9: Raisins and Almonds.
Book 10: Death Before Wicket.
Book 11: Away with the Fairies.
Book 12: Murder in Montparnasse.
Book 13: The Castlemaine Murders.
Book 14: Queen of the Flowers.
Book 15: Death by Water.
Book 16: Murder in the Dark.
Book 17: Murder on a Midsummer Night.
Book 18: Dead Man's Chest.
Book 19: Unnatural Habits.
Book 20: Murder and Mendelssohn.
A Question of Death: An illustrated Phryne Fisher treasury.
PRAISE FOR KERRY GREENWOOD: .
'Greenwood provides us with lavish helpings of the ingredients essential to good popular fiction: food, frocks, furnishings and some essential frolics beneath the sheets' - Sydney Morning Herald on Murder in Montparnasse
At the start of Australian author Greenwood's light, entertaining sixth Corinna Chapman mystery (after 2010's Forbidden Fruit), an old schoolmate recruits Corinna, Melbourne's best bread baker and sometime sleuth, to help with a daunting catering job to supply food for a soap opera TV pilot, which, by chance, is the very show in which Corinna's two assistants have landed roles. The tension level on the set is elevated by the presence of the prima donna leading lady, Molly Atkins, who's been the victim of a series of malicious pranks. In between preparing food and trysts with her hunky Israeli boyfriend, PI Daniel Cohen, Corinna does a bit of detecting, but no one will keep turning pages just to ascertain who's been harassing Molly. Corinna, who's a bit too good to be true, lacks the charisma of Greenwood's other series sleuth, Phryne Fisher.
Cooking the books
Are there any more Earthly Delight books? I have loved everyone Thank you Kerry Greenwood Pat Weatherley