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Cooking the Books : Corinna Chapman Series : Book 6 - Kerry Greenwood

Cooking the Books

Corinna Chapman Series : Book 6

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When Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, accepts an offer to do the baking for the film set of a new soap called 'Kiss the Bride', twists and turns ensue, with complications involving nursery rhymes and a tiger called Tabitha!

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.

About the Author

Kerry Greenwood is the author of many bestselling novels and the editor of two collections. The first five books in the Corinna series are Earthly Delights (2004), Heavenly Pleasures (2005), Devil's Food (2006), Trick or Treat (2008) and Forbidden Fruit (2010). Previous novels in the Phryne Fisher series are Cocaine Blues, Flying too High, Murder on the Ballarat Train, Death at Victoria Dock, Blood and Circuses, The Green Mill Murder, Ruddy Gore, Urn Burial, Raisins and Almonds, Death Before Wicket, Away with the Fairies, Murder in Montparnasse, The Castlemaine Murders, Queen of the Flowers, Death by Water, Murder in the Dark, Murder on a Midsummer Night and Dead Man's Chest. 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' Court for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

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    this book was a great read. I love the descriptions of Melbourne, although it's not my Melbourne. I love the way Corinna is a larger-than-life lady....she sounds normal. And a skinny baker is just not right. And Daniel loves her for who she is...baker, friend, lover and well padded. The story is always well written and I've never worked out yet who the murderer is until the last chapter. Good work Kerry.

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    thouroghly enjoyable and hope Kerry Greenwood writes more

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      It is fun to receive a book in the post that you have waited for.

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        Could read this book anywhere. Easy to read

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        Kerry Greenwood

        Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill.

        The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written sixteen books in this series and says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.

        When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Court for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

        Visit Kerry Greenwood's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9781742370217
        ISBN-10: 1742370217
        Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 312
        Published: 1st October 2011
        Publisher: Allen & Unwin
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.3
        Weight (kg): 0.28
        Edition Number: 1