Corinna Chapman detests Christmas. Shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive in Melbourne, Australia. And now, Corinna finds herself dealing with a rose-addicted donkey, a maniacal mother with staring eyes, a distracted assistant seeking the definitive glace cherry recipe, a fearless witch, and the handsome Daniel with whom she would like to spend a lot more time. But Daniel is tracking two runaways whose Romeo-and-Juliet romance is not as straight-forward as it seems. With the help of a troupe of free-spirited "freegans," three internet hackers, and a bunch of singing vegans, Corinna and Daniel go head-to-head with a sinister religious cult and a band of Romanies in a wild and wonderful chase against the clock. Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. In 2003, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Australia. Forbidden Fruit is fifth in her newest series featuring the irrepressible baker-cum-sleuth Corinna Chapman.