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Is part of Corinna Chapman Kerry Greenwood , 2004 series - author novel (number 6 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Cooking the Books
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'Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying very hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is only intermittently at her side (he's roaming the streets 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. It should be a time of quiet reflection for Corinna but quiet reflection doesn't seem to suit her - she's bored.

'Scenting a whiff of danger, Corinna accepts an offer from a caterer friend to do the baking for the film set of a new soap called Kiss the Bride. The soapie in which Kylie and Goss have parts. Twists and turns and complications that could only happen to Corinna ensue involving, bizarrely, nursery rhymes and a tiger called Tabitha. While on the other side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her corporate employers - employers who spend a lot of time cooking the books.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Satan finds some mischief still for busy hands to do. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield.
  • Epigraph: For David Greagg, an angel in wombat form... With many thanks to Jenny Pausacker, Ika Willis, Chip Granger,Jean Greenwood and the people who sent me intriguing emails in the middle of the night. And to Belladonna, my contant companion while writing.

  • Author's note: Please note that although there is a film studio at Docklands, it is not called Harbour Studios and bears no resemblance to my studio. This whole book is a work of fiction. As is the city of Melbourne itself.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 9781742370217 (pbk.)
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 270p.
      ISBN: 9781590589847 (trade pbk.), 9781590589823 (hardcover), 159058984X, 1590589823

Works about this Work

[Review] Cooking the Books Francesca Sasnaitis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 44)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 November 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Julia Ross , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 November 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Julia Ross , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 November 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 November 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
[Review] Cooking the Books Francesca Sasnaitis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 44)

— Review of Cooking the Books Kerry Greenwood , 2011 single work novel
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