Saturday, June 30, 2012
Earthly Delights, by Kerry Greenwood
smart, soft-hearted, courageous character, Corinna Chapman, is someone you'd like to know. She runs a bakery in Melbourne, lives in a building full of strange and appealing characters, and has been drawn reluctantly into three mysteries -- threats against the women in the building, the deaths by overdose of several teenage heroin addicts, and a fellow tenant's runaway daughter. She is assisted by the mysterious and lovely man who provides muscle for the mobile soup kitchen. Greenwood cites the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, Petronius's Satyricon, and Buffy and Angel in the ways in which literary authors allude to Shakespeare and the Bible. I might just try the Phryne Fisher books again.