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Earthly Delights
Earthly Delights: A Corinna Chapman Mystery | Kerry Greenwood
14 posts | 19 read | 17 to read
Corinna Chapman was once a high profile accountant and banker. That is until 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, in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.Corinna is living in an eccentric building on the Roman model called Insula, which has eight stories, sixteen apartments, and a lot 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 quite 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 tells 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 interesting. 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.
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quietjenn
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Trying this series out. A bit dated, but ok so far.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I‘m living in a fictional city!!!

LeeRHarry I like the sound of that! 😆 9mo
CarolynM 😂😂😂Apparently there is a conspiracy theory in the US that Australia is a fictional country, so it's not just Melbourne. (edited) 9mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM yes, we‘re all really elves & this is Rivendell🧝🏼‍♀️🧝🏻‍♂️ 9mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM... only in America 😬 & @Lizpixie, that‘s New Zealand 🧝‍♀️ 🧝‍♂️ 9mo
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vkois88
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Opened my #MakerSwap from @ameliask8 this morning... I love it all, thank you so much!!! I'm sorry you got stuck with someone who cut out sweets 😕 but I'm SUPER impressed by the book sleeves. Especially the Marauder's Map one 😍😍😍 You did a fantastic job and I've always wanted to learn how to make them, and these are the best instructions I've seen!! Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤❤❤ I can't wait to finish the one you started for me!

LibrarianRyan Love it. Okay @ameliask8 where did you get the white Mickey fabric. All the other I have seen or I have. 1y
vkois88 @LibrarianRyan isn't it adorable? She did a great job picking fabric for each one ❤ 1y
BookaholicNatty Book sleeves!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! How fun! I want to learn how to make these one day too!!!! I love the fabric so much!! Especially the Harry Potter!!! These posts are making me so happy to see how creative everyone is! 1y
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vkois88 @BookaholicNatty me too!! It's really fun to see all the different types of crafts. And I'm super excited about book sleeves. Like I said, I've looked at instructions before but they weren't as clear as these. They also usually cater to people with sewing machines, whereas I'd have to do mine by hand. So this is perfect. I'll get a good idea what to do. The Harry Potter one is amazing. It's the largest, and has handles. It'll get a LOT of use ❤ 1y
BookaholicNatty Yay!!!!!! I bet there are instructional videos on you tube too on how to make them. It‘s always good to know someone who does it tho so you can ask questions when you need help! (edited) 1y
vkois88 @BookaholicNatty most how-to videos cater to right-handers 😔 So I typically end up confused and do things wrong... It sucks, but I'll get it figured out. I have a kids' sewing machine (😂😂) that I may try to use. I found some fabric at Walmart I really like, so I may get some to use after I finish these 1y
CSeydel @LibrarianRyan it actually just came from Joann! When we bought it the cutting counter person remarked that it was new in, so maybe you will see it soon! 14mo
CSeydel @vkois88 if you are comfortable with a sewing machine, I highly recommend it — very quick project. (Even if you end up having to pick out a crooked seam like we did.) 14mo
LibrarianRyan @CSeydel I saw it last week. But I'm at the point I'm trying to get my machine out away. I'd like my dinning table back. Loved for 8 years in a house to small for a table. I now have 3 tables and I can't keep stuff off them. Ighhhh 14mo
vkois88 @cseydel you'll probably laugh at me, but I actually have a kids' sewing machine 😂😂 I don't know how to use an actual one, so I figured I would try to teach myself on a cheap one so I wouldn't be out hundreds of dollars. If I can figure it out, there's a cute hello kitty one that Singer makes 😉😉 Seriously though, I got some fabrics quarters from work the other day to try making one. If I can get it together, I'll post & tag you. Just been busy 14mo
CSeydel @vkois88 I would absolutely not laugh. I only learned to sew when a friend organized a little class for her daughter and my daughters and some friends. I have a hand-me-down machine from circa 1965 and I only know the very basics. I‘m sure your kids machine will be amply capable for the booksleeves, but I definitely understand not having time & energy to set it all up when you have a toddler on the loose! 14mo
vkois88 @cseydel she's not even a full toddler yet and she's already a handful! Lol... she's a little over 10 months and we are working on building up to walking. She thinks about it and then plops back down instead 😂 We are in the teething and no sleep routine currently. I got her screaming time down to just over an hour tonight before she passed out. Gosh, I miss when she went down without a problem even if it meant waking up once or twice in the night 14mo
CSeydel @vkois88 oh man! The only thing that I can say is, don‘t worry...it goes by fast. Doesn‘t seem like it when you feel like you would literally cut a bitch for 15 more minutes of sleep, but it really does. 14mo
vkois88 😂😂 I have been even crankier than normal bc of it... especially after the night she was up past 2 am. 14mo
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JulieAnn

I recently read somewhere that a new Corinna Chapman mystery will be out in 2018!!! Now despite my Goodreads challenge staring me in the face unfinished, I have decided to do a reread of these books! Great stress reliever!

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kspenmoll
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#easyread Enjoyed this mystery- cozy read. First in a series set in a bakery in Melbourne, Australia. Interesting cast of characters, funny at times, action in a Roman building with a rooftop garden. Fast paced but Non-demanding, which I need sometimes😃. In between so-so & pick.

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kspenmoll
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#bookhaul #librarystack My library haul😍📚 bookmark too!

Suet624 So fun! A new stack of experiences. (edited) 2y
kspenmoll @Suet624 So true! 😍📚 2y
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mischa
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#riotgrams #rainbowbookstack You're probably all familiar with Greenwood's longer and more popular series featuring Phryne Fisher, well this is her contemporary mystery series. The protagonist is Corinna Chapman, a baker in Melbourne, she solves mysteries alongside the cast of characters in her apartment building. I love it as much as I love Phryne.

britt_brooke Pretty! 🌈 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! I didn't know that. Only familiar with Phryne Fisher series. 2y
mischa @erzascarletbookgasm Very different to Phryne, but just as awesome IMO. 2y
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JulieAnn
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This was so much fun to read. It had an eclectic mix of characters and the setting was compelling. The mystery was not complex but still interesting and the romance was cute. I love the idea of the Roman apartment building. A quick and easy read but very entertaining!

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Lizpixie
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#readjanuary #day29 #foodiefiction I know these two covers look wildly different, but they are both about bakers. Magic Bitter Magic Sweet is about a magical baker held captive for her talents, Earthly Delights is about a baker who gets caught up in solving crimes, by the same author as the Hon.Miss Phryne Fisher series.

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Verity
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Reading the first of Kerry Greenwood's Not Phryne Fisher series - about Corinna the baker. And how could I not enjoy a book with Terry Pratchett references.

Beholderess Absolutely loved the series 3y
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Simona
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This book is easy, cosy, simple, quick read and it is appropriate for when you have a full head. Mystery is not shocking, romance is unconvincing and end is sugary. But I like the story and it was fun to read it. Looks like I found my genre for #guiltypleasurereading #CulinaryMystery

#book4 in #bookisholympics #rioolympics Again one book behind but still #goingforgold 😅

SaraFair Love that description- thanks! 3y
Simona @SaraFair It's the book that fulfills its purpose - having fun with easy, shallow story with brains on off. 3y
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Simona
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Due to the madness at work I have melted brains and I need some easy reading and this one seems like a good choice.
#day4 and #book4 in #bookisholympics #rioolympics
Only for 1/2 book behind and I'm #goingforgold

kspenmoll Mysteries relax melted brains! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Haven't heard much about this series. It's on my list along with this author's Phryne Fisher books! 😀 3y
Trav I can relate to the melted brain part. I hope your brain starts to... er... un-melt? 3y
Simona @Trav My brain went back to a solid state. I'm fine now, thanks. 3y
Simona @kspenmoll @kaysreadinglife I didn't know that Culinary Mystery sub- genre exist and that is the big and popular thing. 3y
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Michelle_mck
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Great quick read - I listened on audiobook and it was face paced, funny, interesting and great. Can't wait to read the next in the series

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Michelle_mck
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About to do some crafting and will listen to this on audio as I'm trying to do some project life