Wordful Wednesday: Devil’s Food by Kerry Greenwood
Devil’s Food is the third in the Corinna Chapman series. Corinna is a baker who also moonlights as an investigator.
The blurb on the back of the book:
If there’s one thing that Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire and proprietor of the Earthly Delights Bakery, can’t abide, it’s people not eating well – particularly when there are delights like her very own, just-baked, freshly buttered sourdough bread to enjoy. So when a strange cult which denies the flesh and eats only famine bread turns up, along with a body which is found in a park, dead of malnutrition, Corinna is very disturbed indeed.
But she doesn’t only have that to contend with: her hippie mother, Starshine, has turned up out of the blue, hysterical that Sunlight, Corinna’s father, has absconded to Melbourne with all their money and a desire for a new young lover someone is poisoning people with weight loss herbal teas
and then there are odd things happening at the nearby Cafe Vlad Tepes, which attracts a very strange clientele indeed. Altogether, it’s a delicious recipe for murder, mayhem and mystery.
The book is action-packed, fast-paced, and funny. Corinna is the narrator and I love her independent, confident voice.
I read this book rather quickly, and was afraid I might miss key elements, or lose track of the characters (there are a lot), but was pleasantly gratified when I could understand Corinna at the end as she demystified all the different subplots (there are several).
A fun read.