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eBook Heavenly Pleasures (Corinna Chapman Mysteries) ePub

by Kerry Greenwood

  • ISBN: 1590584279
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; Large type / large print edition (June 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 372
  • ePub book: 1686 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1851 kb
  • Other: rtf txt lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 300

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Corinna Chapman mysteries: Earthly Delights.

Praise for Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series ‘Independent, wealthy, spirited and possessed of an uninhibited style that makes everyone move out of her way and stand gawking for a full five minutes after she walks by-Phryne Fisher is a woman who gets what she wants and has the good sense to enjoy every minute of it!’ Geelong Times ‘Phryne. is a wonderful fantasy of how you could live your life if you had beaut. Corinna Chapman mysteries: Earthly Delights.

Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood is the second book in the Corinna Chapman Mystery series. Once again, Greenwood uses multiple mysteries instead of creating one strong enigma

Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood is the second book in the Corinna Chapman Mystery series. Heavenly Pleasures is the name of a specialty chocolate shop owned by two sisters and is being sabotaged by someone tampering with the chocolates, Corinna, baker and owner of bread shop Earthly Delights, and her friend Daniel are asked to investigate. Once again, Greenwood uses multiple mysteries instead of creating one strong enigma. Prior to the hot sauce debacle, Daniel had been hired to find a missing girl who was kidnapped and held in a cult by Darren the God boy.

Corinna Chapman Series. 7 primary works, 7 total works. Corinna Chapman is a baker with her own business, Earthly Delights, in Melbourne. No one has less interest in mysteries than. Book 1. Earthly Delights. Baking is an alchemical process for Corinn. ore. No one has less interest in mysteries tha. Shelve Heavenly Pleasures.

No one has less interest in mysteries than Corinna Chapman, who has bread to bake, but they seem to be arising . Heavenly Pleasures is the second delicious instalment in Kerry Greenwood's new Corinna Chapman series

No one has less interest in mysteries than Corinna Chapman, who has bread to bake, but they seem to be arising spontaneously in the vicinity of her bakery, Earthly Delights. Between the mouth-watering distractions of loaves and muffins, of Jason her apprentice and Horatio the cat, she's keeping an eye on the door as she waits for the exciting Daniel, her recently acquired lover, to walk back into her life. Heavenly Pleasures is the second delicious instalment in Kerry Greenwood's new Corinna Chapman series. If you'd like to find out more about Corinna, her bakery and her recipes, log on to earthlydelights.

Kerry Isabelle Greenwood (born 17 June 1954 in Footscray, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian author and lawyer. She has written many plays and books, most notably a string of historical detective novels centred on the character of Phryne Fisher. She writes mysteries, science-fiction, historical fiction, and children's stories, and plays as well. She is unmarried but lives with a "registered wizard", mathematician and author David Greagg.

No one has less interest in mysteries than Corinna Chapman, who has bread to bake, but they seem to be arising spontaneously in the vicinity of her bakery, Earthly Delights.

Corinna Chapman wakes at four every morning to make bread. She's happy with her life. Could someone want Heavenly Pleasures, her friends' chocolate shop, to fail? Is this tasteless tampering part of an elaborate and horrible joke? Or is it a warning that worse is to come?

Corinna Chapman wakes at four every morning to make bread. The residents of her little Melbourne community finally caught the rotten man sending those scarlet woman letters. Could someone want Heavenly Pleasures, her friends' chocolate shop, to fail? Is this tasteless tampering part of an elaborate and horrible joke? Or is it a warning that worse is to come?

Baker Corinna Chapman is happy with her life and has no intention of doing any more investigative work .

Baker Corinna Chapman is happy with her life and has no intention of doing any more investigative work. At least until she bites into what should have been a lovely gourmet chocolate and instead finds a chili-filled catastrophe. Lose all thought of New Year's diets, you who enter Australian author Greenwood's delectable second Corinna Chapman cozy.

Besides her love of baking, she also loves being a detective when a mystery pops up, especially when it involves her quirky friends, and her lover Daniel.

Corinna Chapman wakes at four every morning to make bread. She's happy with her life. The residents of her little Melbourne community finally caught the rotten man sending those "scarlet woman" letters. The former addict she rescued from her alleyway, Jason, is shaping into a good apprentice. And her beautiful Israeli lover, Daniel, who has been away for the last couple of weeks, is as enchanting as ever.

Corinna has no intention of doing any more investigative work...until she bites into what should have been a lovely violet cream gourmet chocolate and instead chomps a chili-filled catastrophe.

Could someone want Heavenly Pleasures, her friends' chocolate shop, to fail? Is this tasteless tampering part of an elaborate and horrible joke? Or is it a warning that worse is to come?

Then Daniel returns bruised and battered from a run-in with a so-called messiah. Could the assailant be involved in the chocolate crime as well? And who is the mysterious man who has moved into the upper apartment?

Comments

Nidor Nidor
I have read the first three books. They are about Corinna Chapman, a baker, and her bakery, Earthly Delights. Earthly Delights is in a building named Insula, with four shops on the ground floor, (each with an adjoining residence above it). Then floors two through eight each have two apartments per floor, all top with a roof garden. This provides us with many secondary characters to provide extra story lines to weave throughout each books main plot. The stories are mysteries of murder and misdeeds. They are also about the mysteries of life and people. The mysteries are full of turns and satisfy.

In book two we have someone sabotaging fine chocolates a sin in any language, a Romeo and Juliet situation and a new mysterious neighbor.

To say "I want to live there", is not uncommon when you're in the middle of a book. But I want to live there even when the book is finished too. I want to take up one of the empty flats and make friends with these people.
Kerry Greenwood wrote/writes the Phryne Fisher Mysteries, which I have seen on TV, and have purchased in both DVD and book form but I haven't yet read the books. I will as soon as I can put down this series. I wonder if I will find that I want to read them out loud as I do these. It is a rare modern author whose flow of words begs you to read it out loud, even when you are alone in the room. Her words feel satiny like melting chocolate in my mouth, like poetry.
Sat Sat
As I finished the first Corrina Chapman book, I thought...gotta know what happens next. Delighted to have found Kerry Greenwood after she had written a number of these delightful books. This is the perfect summer read, the ideal way to slow down, catch your breath and escape for a bit. You come to love all of the full-bodied characters (pun only partilly intended), worry about them when you need to put the book down. Ms. Greenwood doesn't insult your inteligence by dumbing down her writing. She takes you to Australia and lets you see how real people live, or at least how you would hope they do. You find yourself wanting to sit down with a cup of coffee with Corrina, to offer to make a giant dinner for the building. If you are looking for Ayn Rand, this book isn't for you. But if you are looking for a warm, funny, sometimes intriguing book that will give you a glimpse of friendships savored, muffins delicious (recipes included) and just enough romance added to make it good but not too spicy, this book (the series!) is for you. Keep writing about Corrina, Kerry Greenwood, you do it to perfection.
virus virus
I love these books about Corinna Chapman, a baker in modern-day Melbourne, Australia. Although written by the same author who writes the Ms. Fisher mysteries, Corinna is very different than Phryne Fisher. She's not drop-dead gorgeous, incredibly smart, sophisticated, nor able to do all things well. Corinna is down-to-earth, very people smart, a little overweight, and a wonderful baker. Plus, she lives in a building with fascinating characters and above a bunch of businesses run by those characters. The whole scenario is utterly fascinating. The stories don't involve a lot of murder and mayhem, but are captivating none-the-less. And then there are the cats, Horatio and the Mouse Police (Heckle and Jeckle), and her mysterious boyfriend about whom we learn a little more in each book. Real, plausible issues are dealt with -- drug addiction, homelessness, financial wheeling/dealing and coercion. But, this doesn't mean the books are dark -- they aren't. They are not depressing but rather hopeful and uplifting in many aspects. When you finish one, you are left with the feeling that you have been living in the building with Corinna and her friends, and that, yes, there have been ups and downs, but in the end all has returned to the routine of everyday living -- baking bread, making muffins, helping one's neighbors...... Might sound boring, but it isn't at all! Ms. Greenwood is a very talented writer!
Jox Jox
This is the second Corrine Chapman mystery I have read, and they are keepers. They are the sort of book you can reread even if you know how the mystery unravels. This is really an ensemble cast, with Corrine as the lead. Characters are finely drawn. Greenwood has a way with a phrase. "This as a politician's promise" shall forever live n my mind.

I love Corrines's creativity, her compassion, and her down to earthness. And what is not to love about Daniel, the Israeli ex soldier who loves her. Daniel is a tad idealised. I was rather pleased that he showed some human flaws in this book. But there are no contrived crises, breakups and reunions.

I also loved reading stories set in my home city. They are rather rare. It made so much difference to the context. I could see Mrs Dawson striding down the lane, picture the skips at Queen Vic market. And to top it off, I have come to this series late-ish, so there are more books to look forward to.