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Earthly Delights LP : Corinna Chapman Mystery - Kerry Greenwood

Earthly Delights LP

Corinna Chapman Mystery

Paperback Published: 1st June 2007
ISBN: 9781590583944
Number Of Pages: 408

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Corinna Chapman was once a high profile accountant and banker. That is until she walked out on the money market and her dismissive and unpleasant husband James, threw aside her briefcase, and doffed her kitten heels forever. Now she is a baker working in her own business, Earthly Delights, in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.
Corinna is living in an eccentric building on the Roman model called Insula, which has eight stories, sixteen apartments, and a lot of strange and interesting people. These include a retired professor of classics, Dionysius Monk; a Dutch gardener named Trudi; Mr. and Mrs. Pemberthy and their rotten little doggie, Traddles; a pair of disgustingly thin, would-be soapie stars Goss and Kylie; and a jobbing witch, Meroe of The Sibylas Cave.
Corinna is quite content with her cat Horatio and her shop until a junkie falls half dead on her grate, a gorgeous sabra stalks along her alley and tells her that she is beautiful, and she starts receiving threatening letters accusing her of being a scarlet woman.
Then it is Goths, lost girls, fraud, late nights, nerds, and beautiful slaves. Life for Corinna has suddenly become interesting. And she still needs to get her bread out in time for the morning rush....
Includes recipes. Earthly Delights is the first book in this delicious new series by the award-winning author who brought us the Phryne Fisher series.

Light, fun


I enjoyed the book but would not highly recommend it unless I knew the reader's tastes; on the other hand for someone who only likes 'light' material, it is perfect.



Excellent book


Excellent first book in a series and I liked that I can read more straight away.



A fun twist on comfy crime.


This book was a joy to read. It is solidly written, and Greenwood has a likable literary voice with which she presents a lovable new detective. Some might find the build up to the crimes a little slow, but I didn't mind it, as it is obviously setting up the background of a heroine for books to come. The final climactic scenes seemed to come from left field, but they were a fun and fascinating insight into another world in the dark nights of Melbourne. Overall, experiencing the novel was like eating one of Corinna's baked treats - perhaps not hugely exciting or groundbreaking, but who wants that in comfort food? Tasty, sweet, warm, and very morish. I look forward to reading the next one.

Sydney, AU


Witty crime series with a twist


Nice witty Melbourne based crime series with a plus size baker as the heroine, stick with them the others in the series are better good light reading

Goondiwindi qld


Earthly Delights LP

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ISBN: 9781590583944
ISBN-10: 1590583949
Series: Corinna Chapman Mystery
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Type: Large type / large print

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