Book Reviews of The Perils of Paella (Culinary Mystery, Bk 5)

The Perils of Paella (Culinary Mystery, Bk 5)
The Perils of Paella - Culinary Mystery, Bk 5
Author: Nancy Fairbanks
ISBN-13: 9780425193907
ISBN-10: 042519390X
Publication Date: 1/6/2004
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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40-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She's finally decided to throw in the dish towel - and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime - to taste.

The action takes place in Barcelona, Spain. While her husband is on an academic lecture nearby, Carolyn opts to spend time in the city, soaking up the sights and visiting her friend roberta. Her first feast is for the eyes - at a modern art museum where Roberta is a resident Miro scholar. There, she catches a performance art piece about death, planted a little too firmly in reality. Once of the actors is not acting.

I really enjoyed this book, there were lots of details about art and Barcelona. I recommend it.
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This is a cute, quick little read. It only took me a few days to read it, and that was to take my mind off of my impending particle physics final (that's over now too...thankfully). There are a lot of interesting, sometimes just plain bizarre characters in this short novel. Thrown into the mix is some brief history of Barcelona and the Catalan region, and some "authentic" recipes to boot. I'm a bit distressed at the negative view all the Catalan males seem to hold about American women, and I wonder if that is a view held by most in the region or if it is limited to this book. The book ended rather abruptly, but it's hard to end a mystery very well. Once the crime is solved, as it inevitably is, what else is there to say really? At any rate, it's a quick read and worth reading once, but probably not more than that.
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This is a great series and I love getting the view from both the husband and the wife. The exotic desinations are cool and the subplots with the kids are interesting too.
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Another hit by Nancy Fairbanks. Carolyn Blue is at it again, this time she's in Europe, ah the culinary delights of Barcelona. Jason doesn't figure too much in this installment, wondering if things are taking a turn in another direction? 5th in the series.
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5th book in the Carolyn Blue culinary mystery series-set in Barcelona
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A confident and witty detective with a taste for good food and an eye for murderous detail.
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Food writer Carolyn gets to challenge her taste-testing skills once again-this time, in Barcelona. Her first feast is for the eyes-at a modern art museum where her friend Roberta is the resident scholar. There, she catches a performance art piece about death, planted a little too firmly in reality. One of the actors is not acting-she's dead...as well as a dead-ringer for Roberta. And now, Carolyn is in the middle of a new investigation into a very unsavory crime.
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One of a mystery series featuring "forty-something homemaker" Carolyn Blue who has embarked on a new career as a food writer. Includes food history and recipes.
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I got some good recipes from this book in addition to enjoying solving the mystery.
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a culinary mystery with recipes set in Barcelona, Spain.
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Interesting story line, but a little hard to believe. Fun, interesting facts about Spain and their food customs.
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did not care for.
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Nancy Fairbanks gets better with each book. If you liked the earlier books in this series, you will love this one.