"Sassy, sexy characters; snappy dialog...Put on the coffee pot, whip up a batch of muffins (yes, two recipes are included), and enjoy this thoroughly original tale."
-Library Journal starred review of Earthly Delights
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 reflection 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....
Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray where she now lives and writes. She has written more than twenty novels, a number of plays, and is the creator of the Phryne Fisher series. In 2003 Kerry won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Australia. Cooking the Books is sixth in her newest series featuring the irrepressible baker-cum-sleuth Corinna Chapman.