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A Deepe Coffyn (Darina Lisle #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 5th 1992 by Headline (first published 1989)
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Damaskcat
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darina Lisle has been asked to cook for a weekend being held by the Society of Historical Gastronomes. The gathering is full of tensions and rivalries and professional jealousies as well as a TV crew filming the gathering.

When someone is murdered it is hardly a surprise but Darina finds, as well as cooking for everyone, that she is under suspicion as she found the body and she actually does have a credible motive for the crime.

I found this entertaining reading and I enjoyed the cookery backgrou
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CLM
Aug 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is the first in an entertaining series about food writer, Darina Lisle.
Peggi Warner-lalonde
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun read and a fascinating look at food through history.
The Mysterious Force
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pretty good. British! Interesting. I'll start the second one soon. One aspect I liked a lot was the fact that it was not always (but mostly) from the main character's perspective. There was one chapter that wasn't. 3.75 wavering to 4, maybe 3.8.
Bettie☯
Mar 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Passport to Libbeth
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Janet Laurence also writes cookery books and one of her creations in the detective genre is Darina Lisle, a cook and caterer.

She has written 10 novels featuring Darina Lisle between 1989 and 2001. The first was 'A Deepe Coffyn (1989) and the last to date was 'The Mermaid's Feast (2001).

She is also the creator of the Canaletto series of mysteries, set in 18th century London. There are three in the
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