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Cooking the Books

Kerry Greenwood

RRP: £7.99

1 October 2012

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742370217

RRP: £4.99

1 January 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925576030

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 soap. 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 soap 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.

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