If there's one thing that Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire and proprietor of the Earthly Delights Bakery, can't abide, it's people not eating well, particularly when there are delights like her very own, just-baked, freshly buttered sourdough bread to enjoy. So when a strange cult which denies the flesh and eats only famine bread turns up, along with a malnourished body, Corinna is very disturbed indeed.
On top of that, her hippie mother, Starshine, has turned up out of the blue, hysterical that Sunlight, Corinna's father, has absconded to Melbourne with all their money and a desire for a new young lover.
Someone is poisoning people with weight loss herbal teas,
and then odd things are happening at the nearby Cafe Vlad Tepes, which attracts a very strange clientele indeed. It's a delicious recipe for murder, mayhem, and mystery.
"The Chapman novels take the best elements of the author's more popular 1920s-era Phryne Fisher series-strong female protagonist, solid mystery, offbeat humor-and transport them to the present day...Corinna shows every indication of sticking around for a good long time."
Kerry Greenwood has written more than 20 novels and a number of plays, is an award-winning children's writer, has edited and contributed to several anthologies, and is the creator of the Phryne Fisher series. Devil's Food is fourth in her newest series featuring the irrepressible baker-cum-sleuth Corinna Chapman.