Cooking the Books

Cooking the Books

A Corinna Chapman Mystery

Book - 2012
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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....

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781590589823
Branch Call Number: GREENWO
Characteristics: 270 p


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Sep 26, 2017

A nice little cozy (dull is the key word here), with way to much chatter, and pleasant but not very interesting characters. It drags on until the book is nearly done before you realize it is a mystery. For me it was disappointing. Her Phryne Fisher series is TERRIFIC. On KLRU Q on PBS on Monday nights (starting again in October) they are showing the Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries. This TV series is DYNOMITE !! And I look forward to it every week.

Feb 01, 2016

I have lists of words to Google from Kerry Greenwood's books.
These Corrina books may seem simple, but there is a wealth of knowledge within them, Aussie jargon aside.

Aug 22, 2012

Not a book to be reading if you're trying to diet! The descriptions of food are luscious. The mystery is ok.

If you haven't read any Corinna Chapman mysteries, it's best to start at the beginning, in order to meet the cast of peculiar and (mainly) beguiling residents of Insula, a fictitious apartment building in Melbourne. Did I mention that it's set in Australia?

Dec 12, 2011

I love Kerry Greenwood, and both her series for Correina Chapman and Phryne Fisher BUT - this book is, busy is the only word I could use, too many subplots going on, feels like you're trying to concerntrate on 3 books at once and I couldn't so I skimmed the Filming plot and read the others. The characters are all wonderful, but this was too much ditz and not enoough flow. Wouldn't buy it, and that's sad, as I have all her other books!

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