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Forbidden Fruit : Corinna Chapman Series : Book 5 - Kerry Greenwood

Forbidden Fruit

Corinna Chapman Series : Book 5

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Published: October 2009
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Corinna Chapman returns in her fifth adventure, witty and wise as ever - running rings around the villains, courageous on behalf of the helpless, and committed to the pursuit of baking excellence.

Corinna Chapman, owner of Earthly Delights, detests Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive. Neither of which this perfect size 20 with a genius for baking breads finds congenial. She's dreaming of quiet, air-conditioned comfort but instead finds herself dealing with a rose-loving donkey named Serena, a maniacal mother with staring eyes, a distracted assistant searching for the perfect muffin recipe, her friend the fearless witch Meroe, and the luscious Daniel with whom she'd like to spend a lot more time.

But Daniel is on the hunt to find two young runaways, Brigid and Manny. This simple Romeo and Juliet romance though is not as straightforward as it seems and they will go a long way to ensure they're not found. When Corinna and Daniel find that Brigid is on the streets, heavily pregnant and in danger, the stakes rise.

With the help of a troupe of free-spirited freegans, some very clever internet hackers and a bunch of vegans, Corinna and Daniel go head-to-head with a sinister religious cult on a mission and a band of Romany gypsies out for revenge in a wild and wonderful chase against the clock.

About the Author

Kerry Greenwood has written thirteen novels in the Phryne Fisher series, the most recent being The Castlemaine Murders (2003). She is also the author of The Childstone Cycle, Cassandra, Recipes for Crime (with Jenny Pausacker) and has edited The Things She Loves, a collection of essays about women who kill. Kerry has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costumer-maker, cook and also works for Victoria Legal Aid as an advocate in the Magistrates' Courts. She is not married, has no children and lives with four cats and an accredited Wizard. In her spare time, she stares blankly out of the window. And she has no idea where she gets her ideas from.

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5.0

So clever!

By Judy L

from Melbourne, AU

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

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    • Older Readers

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    ISBN: 9781741759822
    ISBN-10: 174175982X
    Series: Corinna Chapman Ser.
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 312
    Published: October 2009
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.29

    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