Earthly Delights review Ù 100

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Earthly DelightsS her that she is beautiful and she starts receiving threatening letters accusing her of being a scarlet woman Then it is Goths lost girls fraud late nights nerds and beautiful slaves Life for Corinna has suddenly become exciting And she still needs to get her bread out in time for the morning rush Includes recipes Earthly Delights is the first book in this delicious new series by the award winning author who brought us the Phryne Fisher series. I really liked this book though in a way I can't uite figure out why It's a mystery but really solving the mystery was like the truth unveiled itself I do know I liked the characters and the evolution of relationships a whole lotCorinna Chapman owns a bakery in modern day Melbourne Australia She's divorced having kicked her career as an accountant to the curb kicked off her sexy kitten heels and apron eschewed the rigid starvation diet and ended her marriage Now she's gone from skinny and starved to curvy and a purveyor of good baked bread and the consumer of food and drink She's definitely a very likeable woman with a good mind and a kind heart She lives in this apartment building that was eccentrically built in the 1920s with each flat and shop named after a Roman or Greek deity The architecture and details are sumptuous The residents are as eccentric of their apartment house and interestingly enough something in their personality matches the name of their apartment There's a dominatrix a Wiccan shop owner two anorexic girls an alcoholic single man and much Then there are the cats and the dog who actually behave like cats and dogs and not detectives a plus in my estimationThere are a few mysteries intertwined having to do with street people overdosing on heroin murder in their midst who is that guy who runs the charity soup wagon The mysteries intertwine but don't always intersect like real life though the impulse is to draw connections where none exist I think the interesting thing about this lovely book are the people their approaches to life and love and the events that those approaches call It all rises and consumes like a very good loaf of bread A most excellent book the first in the series I like the author's other series very much but I like this one so far even Corinna is very likeable

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Ot of strange and interesting people These include a retired professor of classics Dionysius Monk a Dutch gardener named Trudi Mr and Mrs Pemberthy and their rotten little doggie Traddles a pair of disgustingly thin would be soapie stars Goss and Kylie and a jobbing witch Meroe of The Sibyls Cave Corinna is uite content with her cat Horatio and her shop until a junkie falls half dead on her grate a gorgeous sabra stalks along her alley and tell. Having already wasted time reading this I don’t want to waste too much time writing a review It started out uite well but had greatly deteriorated by the end There were elements I liked about this but unfortunately they were far outweighed by things I didn’t like there were too many vampires goths and witches In addition the writing felt choppy and seemed to jump from one thing to the next without any explanationI won’t be continuing on with this series I’ll stick to the Phryne Fisher series which Kerry Greenwood does very well

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Earthly Delights review Ù 100 ☆ [BOOKS] ⚦ Earthly Delights By Kerry Greenwood – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Corinna Chapman was once a high profile accountant and banker Then she walked out on the money market and her dismissive and unpleasant husband James threw aside her briefcase and doffed her kitten he Corinna Chapman was once a high profCorinna Chapman was once a high profile accountant and banker Then she walked out on the money market and her dismissive and unpleasant husband James threw aside her briefcase and doffed her kitten heels forever Now she is a baker working in her own business Earthly Delights located in Flinders Lane Melbourne Australia Corinna is living in an eccentric building on the Roman model called Insula made up of eight stories sixteen apartments and a l. The writer of the delightful Phryne Fisher series jumps nine decades into Melbourne's future to bring us Corinna Chapman baker Corinna lives and bakes in Melbourne Australia in one of the truly great buildings of fiction the Insula eight stories covered in peacock blue tiles where each apartment is named for a Roman god or goddess and decorated accordingly Someone is terrorizing the women in the building with poison pen letters graffiti and vandalism and someone else is killing junkies on Corinna's very doorstep Of course she takes action however reluctantly and along the way we meet her friends and neighbors including Meroe the witch I believe in absolutely nothing except yeast and the inevitability of politicians so Meroe and I have agreed not to discuss it Thus we have stayed friendsthe Lone Gunmen whose tech shop Corinna describes thusly The walls were painted black just like every nerd's bedroom and were layered with posters for each new video game I would bet that somewhere right against the paint there would be an ad announcing Pac Man Someone was lurking behind the counter trying to stay out of direct sunlight and reading William Gibsonand her two employees Kylie and Gossamer It was no use trying to describe either of them by mundane things like hair or eye colour These could change overnight At the moment Gossamer had greenish hair and bright green contacts inKylie had had pink hair and her own eyes which are blue Or so I believeThe only way I could be sure about their identity was their navels which were always on display Kylie had a silver ring with a blue stone in it in hers which is round and flat Gossamer has a gold ring in hers and it tends to have a lip on the upper rimOtherwise they really could be twinsNot forgetting Daniel the hunky PI Jason the recovering heroin addict slash apprentice the Mouse Patrol aka Rodent Patrol Officers Heckle and Jeckle and her partner Horatio a gentlemanly cat who considers it impolite to hurry his food Besides he needs to remove every crumb from his whiskers before he steps down to the meet the Mouse Police a rough but pleasant pair far removed from him in elegance Horatio is an aristocrat I occasionally feel that I am unable to meet his stringent reuirements for suitable conduct in a LadyThe plot takes Corinna in some decidedly new directions not least of which is a private SM club and no matter what she says at the end Memo to the universe re Corinna Chapman as an investigator I uitwe know she lies Partly because there are three books in the series upon which I am soon to embark The icing on the cake or in this case muffins There are recipes Yummmmmmm