+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The Spotted Dog : Corinna Chapman Returns - Kerry Greenwood

The Spotted Dog

Corinna Chapman Returns

Paperback Published: 26th September 2018
ISBN: 9781760528485

Other Formats

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $29.99
$23.75
21%
OFF
In Stock
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Intrepid baker and erstwhile investigator Corinna Chapman returns triumphantly in her first adventure in seven years.

Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire, talented sleuth, stalwart friend and lover, is back!

When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners.

Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries, and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in her apartment.

Between her forays into danger, there is still time in Corinna's life for tender encounters while the delicious aromas of newly baked breads, muffins and treats waft out of her bakery, Earthly Delights.

About the Author

Kerry Greenwood is the creator of the bestselling, beloved contemporary crime series featuring the talented Corinna Chapman, baker and sleuth extraordinaire. There are currently six previous novels in this series with The Spotted Dog as Corinna's most recent adventure.

Kerry's much-loved 1920s crime series, featuring the marvellous Miss Phryne Fisher in twenty novels, has been developed for television and screened on ABC TV in Australia. The series is sold in print in the UK and US as is the television series.

Kerry Greenwood is also the acclaimed author of several books for young adults, the Delphic Women series and is the editor of two collections. She has been longlisted, shortlisted and is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto, Davitt and the Ned Kelly awards. Kerry is also the recipient of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003 and the Sisters in Crime Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013.

WRITE A REVIEW

Excellent Read

5

Kerry Greenwood has done it again. An excellent read and a great story. I love her books and this is no exception.

Rural Victoria

true

A new book in the series

5

An easy read with an intriguing story. I look forward to this series

Sydney

Worth the wait

4

It's been a long time between Corinna adventures but she's always worth the wait. So here we are back at Calico Lane in Melbourne. As usual there are quite a few things going on, and all the favourite characters make an appearance. I tried to make this last more than a couple of days, but I couldn't put it down. The danger factor was a little lower than previous books, but still an enjoyable read. Nice to catch up with everyone at Insula and beyond.

Melbourne

true

Utterly delightful!

5

The Spotted Dog is the seventh book in the popular Corinna Chapman series by Australian author, Kerry Greenwood. A series of dramatic events for Corinna Chapman, baker and reluctant investigator, kicks off early on a hot Monday morning when Sergeant Alasdair Sinclair stumbles to the back door of her Earthly Delights bakery. An ex-British Army veteran of Afghanistan, Alasdair seeks the help of Corinna's beloved, Daniel Cohen, to find Geordie, his faithful spotted dog, missing since Alasdair was mugged in the street. Alasdair is certain that Geordie, a talented sniffer dog who saved thousands from IEDs, has been kidnapped. While Daniel makes enquiries, Corinna has to step in to save one of Insula's IT nerds from Del's wrath when the computer at Café Delicious erupts with ransomware. And with several newcomers to their block and the neighbourhood, a spate of incursions breaching Insula's usually-safe walls requires Corinna's subtle interrogation and observation. One of the inept intruders is caught red-handed in Professor Monk's apartment, but the others are more evasive. Fans of the series who have had to wait seven years between instalments will not be disappointed with Corinna's latest outing: as well as her usual baking activities, Corinna encounters a religious zealot, an accident victim with post-traumatic aphasia, an ice-addled machete-wielding youth and a singing burglar; she suffers a king-hit (with resultant bilateral black eyes), uses an old skillet to good effect, steps on a mouse and has a narrow escape when the guns and explosives start going off. All the Insula regulars get a mention, if not a significant role, and we finally learn Mrs Pemberthy's true purpose. This is a book probably best not read on an empty stomach: the multiple mentions of mouth-watering products of the bakery are bound to have the reader drooling; indeed, apart from Kylie and Goss, all the characters have refreshingly healthy appetites and indulge them regularly. Luckily, th

Thirroul

true

The Spotted Dog

4.8 4

100.0

'Corinna Chapman is an absolute delight.'
Bookseller + Publisher

'Greenwood is a modern master of the gracious detective story. We happily slip into the well-ordered ebb and flow of life around Earthly Delights and the other inhabitants of the Insula building, but she meticulously blends a hint of unease into the mix... Greenwood knows a proper feast includes the savoury and the sweet. Hers is a unique voice in crime fiction.'
The Age

ISBN: 9781760528485
ISBN-10: 176052848X
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 26th September 2018
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3

Kerry Greenwood


About the Author


Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill.

The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written sixteen books in this series and says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.

When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Court for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

Visit Kerry Greenwood's Booktopia Author Page


Read More