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2013 Interview with Kerry
1998 Featured Interview with Kerry
Kerry answers The Usual Questions (interview project)
Phryne Fisher series
Other Greenwood titles

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Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles

Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr (Burglar)

Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder

Lilian Jackson Braun's Qwilleran and Koko (Cat Who)

Lee Child's Jack Reacher

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum

Janet Evanovich's Alex Barnaby

Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg's O'Hare/Fox series

Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone

Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher

Kerry Greenwood's Corinna Chapman

Wendy Hornsby's Maggie MacGowen

Tanya Huff's Vicki Nelson (Blood)

Val McDermid's Kate Brannigan

Shane Maloney's Murray Whelan

Sara Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski

J D Robb's Eve Dallas and Roarke

Dorothy Sayers'Lord Peter Wimsey

Michael W. Sherer's Blake Sanders

Zoe Sharp's Charlie Fox

John Sandford's Lucas Davenport

John Sandford's Virgil Flowers

John Sandford's Kidd & LuEllen


Phyrne Fisher books by Kerry Greenwood; 262

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Wealthy Phyrne Fisher grew up poor and hungry, drove ambulances through the mud of WWI and turned to crime to cure her, Kerry Greenwood; 82x117

Kerry Greenwood
2013 Interview
1998 Interview
The Usual Questions
Her series in reading order

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Lilian Jackson Braun's The  Cat Who (Qwilleran) series reading order and synopsis

Kerry Greenwood

Corinna Chapman Earthly Delights

The Adventures and Recipes of Baker Corinna Chapman

Corinna Chapman is a Melbourne-based baker who lives a hard-working but fulsome life in an esoteric city building. It's the ideal of Epicure -- people who live separately, but together. A community of people live in a block of apartments (Insula) on a Melbourne lane way, above a selection of boutique businesses: Corinna's bakery, a witch's new-age haven, and a supplier to computer geeks and other nerds.

The shop-keepers, and others, live in Roman-inspired apartments about the shops, the block topped with a lovingly-tended roof-top garden.

Corinna's idyllic post-accounting lifestyle is filled with flavours and scents of cooking, herbs and spices, and with good friends.

Corinna is happy with her baking, her size 20 self, and her gorgeous lover with whom she occasionally solves mysteries.

If you're looking for the building that inspired Insula, see Kerry's message at the bottom of this page.


Earthly Delights

Heavenly Pleasures

Devil's Food

Trick or Treat

Forbidden Fruit

Cooking the Books

book cover, Earthly Delights, by Kerry Greenwood
Earthly Delights, Kerry Greenwood

Earthly Delights

Earthly Delights begins with Corinna discovering, and rescuing a young woman from the alley behind her bakery. Through this she meets skinny Jase, recently-ex junkie and the mysterious, and very gorgeous Daniel who works on the soup and sandwich night runs that service Melbourne's street people.

To her joy, Corinna discovers that a man who has lived and worked among the starving sees no beauty in thin women, and that he appreciates both her bountiful earth-mother love of feeding people and her bountiful curves.

Together these three, with her friend Meroe the sorceress-shop keeper and the leather purveyor , investigate murder, arson, and hateful graffitti in Melbourne.

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book cover, Heavenly Pleasures, by Kerry Greenwood
Heavenly Pleasures, Kerry Greenwood

Heavenly Pleasures

It's a week later and Corinna is baking with her new apprentice, living in her Epicurean ideal apartment block. There is one small blot in her life -- where is her gorgeous P.I. lover?

On a crusade, of course, and about to embroil them both in another adventure in Melbourne. Meanwhile, the heavenly chocolates from the chocolatiers next door are being tampered with? Can Corinna find the culprit and save the chocolatiers and their business?

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book cover, Devil's Food, by Kerry Greenwood
Devil's Food, Kerry Greenwood

Devil's Food

Corinna's dead-beat hippie mother, despite hating her immensely arrives demanding Corinna find her missing menopausal father.

Meanwhile Corinna's delight in feeding the multitudes is threatened by an obscure cult which demands bread that is a penitence in itself.

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Trick or Treat, Kerry Greenwood

Trick or Treat

An outbreak of madness has Corinna troubled, especially so close to her own bakery. Also close to her bakery is a cut-price franchise outlet, with low quality and prices to match -- will her customers remain loyal? She does most of her business to restaurants, but Corinna loves to have her shop front, and she has staff to support.

Meanwhile, Daniel's old friend George turns out to be a gorgeous, leggy Brit with an eye for the lovely Daniel.

Can Corinna's bakery, sanity and relationship all be saved in one book?

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book cover, Forbidden Fruit, Kerry Greenwood; 92x140
Forbidden Fruit, Kerry Greenwood

Forbidden Fruit

Corinna Chapman, owner of the bakery Earthly delights, detests Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive in Melbourne, Australia, where Christmas is summer festival. Corinna loathes the festival and the heat. She is a perfect size 20 with a genius for baking bread. And muffins . And while dreaming of air conditioned comfort she finds herself dealing with a rose-addicted donkey named Serena, a maniacal mother with staring eyes, a distracted assistant seeking for the definitive glace cherry recipe, her friend the fearless witch Meroe and the luscious Daniel with whom she would like to spend a lot more time. (source:

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book cover, Cooking the Books, Kerry Greenwood; 92x140
Cooking the Books, Kerry Greenwood

Cooking the Books

Kylie and Goss have won roles in a new soap, and despite her desire for rest and recreation, Corinna is manipulated into taking a job catering for the production. Mayhem and mysteries ensue and Corinna and Daniel once again find themselves in the thick of things.

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Majorca Building (Corinna's Insula Building), Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 220x317

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Corinna's Insula Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

We get many visitors looking for Corinna's Insula building, so we asked.

12 August 2013, we received this message from Kerry:

Hello Ali dear

Corinna's Insula is the Majorca Building, cnr Centreway and Flinders Lane. But its Moorish. Centreway was called Calico Alley in 1928 and I like the name better.

Best wishes


Ali's Note

I found it between Elizabeth St and Swanston St. Look for a metal sign reading "Centre Place".

Majorca Building (Corinna's Insula Building), Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 450x300