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Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman Series #1)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Exciting

    In Flinders Lane in Melbourne Australia, there is an architecturally, interesting building based on the roman design named Insular. It is home to Corinna Chapman, a Junoesque woman who owns a bakery Earthly Delights on the ground level. Each apartment has a roman name and their inhabitants are an eclectic quirky bunch that includes techno geeks, a dominatrix and a female witch. It is a peaceful place until the flyers start coming to the tenants claiming it is home to a temptress, whore or witch. The person goes from sending flyers to painting graffiti to attempted arson.---------------------- While Corinna is very concerned about this, she is dealing with other troubles. She saved the life of a heroin addict who almost died near her door. She meets Daniel, a man of mystery, who is concerned that people are dying from heroin because they are given it in its purest form. She meets Jason, a recovering addict who attaches herself to her, helps her with her baking and is the key to finding the clue that will let them discover who is behind the junkie¿s deaths. Corinna also is thrilled to realize that the handsome Daniel is in love with her even though she is not a size five----------------------------- The Corinna Chapman mysteries are nothing like the Phryne Fisher tales because the women are different as the latter is comfortable in all settings while the former struggles when somewhat outside her norm. The heroine of EARTHLY DELIGHTS is a determined woman who chooses her own path and takes risks on people that most individuals will avoid. Although there is very little action, this tale is a pleasurable interesting reading experience with mysteries great and small----------------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2014

    Another modern novel -- drugs, murder....

    There are too many sad tails of drugs and murder these days. This is not the Phryne Fisher historical novel that Kerry Greenwood is known for. Phryne is a smart, fun loving, mischievous, lady crime solver of the 1920's. Most of the many Phryne stories are well researched with lots of interesting twists and turns, a good supporting cast of charataers, and great settings. Corinna Chapman is a fat baker with good intentions. The setting is interesting. Some of the characters are good. But the modern storyline has been worn out by what seems like hundreds of other authors. Greenwood's character Chapman claims not to listen to the "news" with its standard lineup of drugs, murder, and one sad story after another. Yet that pretty much sums up all the modern murder mysteries. Let's see who can write the saddest tail. Too bad Phryne Fisher has gotten so tired.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Excellent Australian Mystery

    This is the frst book that I have read by Greenwood, and I will be back for more. Terrific characters, and a wonderful protagonist. Plus, recipes!

    Highly recommended to fans of Madelyn Alt, and cozy mysteries everywhere. -- lyradora

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Not as good as Miss Fisher

    Without spoilers I can't clarify the poor rating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    enjoyed a change of pace from swedan iceland and norse

    To aussie land and not outback but a city with good bread and an apartment building worthy of rear window only fancier the supporting cast provides humor and all the cats have a history and a place in the plot plus a terrible little mop head dog i have read all and now i am buying them on nook one by one and have four took almonds and raisins by title mistake mom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    On Kerry Greenwood

    I have now read ALL of Ms Greenwood's books, both the Corrinna Chapman series and my personal favorites The Phryne Fisher series. I have seldom enjoyed an authors style as much as this one. All the mysteries are based in Australia, for those fussy readers who think the grammar is American English. Simply pleasurable reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Loved it!

    My first book by this author. I loved the heroine and the mystery. Great quick read. I plan to buy more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2011

    Good beach Read!

    If you like baking especially in Italian style, this book is for you. A quick read, but was disappointed in all of the grammatical errors.
    Over all a good one!

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