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10 thoughts on “The Perils of Paella (Carolyn Blue Mystery, Book 5)

  1. says:

    The best thing I can say about this book is that I finished it It could be that the author meant this to be a humorous account of a trip to Barcelona Spain but I did not find it funny The book was full of liars cheaters and your garden variety of spoiled people I enjoyed the first three books in this series but this one is a dud I will continue to read the rest of the series hoping there aren't any books like this


  2. says:

    Least favorite book in the series by far


  3. says:

    This is the fourth Carolyn Blue culinary mystery This time Carolyn is sunny Barcelona hoping to sample delicious Catalan food Carolyn's been to Barcelona before as well as enjoy the historic sights of the magnificent city but finding herself entangled in yet another murder investigation instead Unfortunately for me I didn't find this particualr installment to be as enjoyable as the previous one Chocolate uakeWhen Carolyn's scientist husband Jason is invited to give a few lectures in Salamanca and Barcelona Carolyn naturally decides to tag along This will give her a chance to sample the excellent Catalan fare to be had in Barcelona and write a few articles about the food and history of the city And when Carolyn learns that her good friend Roberta Hecht is in Barcelona having accepted a 3 month stint at the Espirit de Gaudi i Miro Carolyn decides to go ahead to Barcelona in order to spend some time with her friend before Jason joins her The last thing that Carolyn expected when she turns up at the museum feeling extremely jet lagged and rumpled is to make the unsettling discovery that there is a dead body in the performance art piece being performed at the museum And not just any dead body but that of a young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to her friend Roberta Is someone after Roberta? But why would anyone want to murder Roberta? Carolyn soon learns however that in the small and stifling world of the Espirit de Gaudi i Miro where absurd jealousies and pettiness seems part of the course everyone seems to believe that Roberta is guilty of the crime Knowing full well that Roberta is incapable of murdering anyone Carolyn is determined to help her friend prove her innocence even if it means getting entangled in a murder investigation once again


  4. says:

    Carolyn Blue comes to Barcelona to meet up with her friend Roberta and enjoy the tastes of Spanish cuisine She also finds a the discovery of a dead body in a performance art piece also on her menu The fact that it bears a striking resemblance to her friend is just spice on the dishThe style of the book is a narrative between Carolyn and the Inspector Pujol the policeman in charge of the investigation Told in chapters titled by the character who is narrating at that point Carolyn telling of the divedangerous areas of the town she winds up in and what is happening from her side Inspector Pujol tells of what he has to deal with in the upper echelons of the politicos he has to deal with along with dealing with the American lady and her talkativeness Carolyn moves at a uicker pace than Pujol but both with the same goalsolve the murderOne glitch is dealing with the names An example is Inspector Pujol's name is formally Inspector Ildefons Pujol i Serra It seems that i Serra denotes 'of Serra' A number of characters are so names in the text Also being in California I am used to a different type of Spanish that what is found in Spain I know there is a difference Once I settled into this all was fineI have read Nancy Fairbanks' books before and do enjoy them They are light read with enough clues and red herrings to keep you guessing along the way Also the characters aren't weighted down with too much personal baggage What I call a fun uick read or a Goodread


  5. says:

    #5 in the Culinary Food Writer series This 2004 entry has food columnist Carolyn Blue in Barcelona Local color was enjoyable but this 'foodie' cozy is has bit too much of the material of prior series entriesCulinary Food Writer series 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


  6. says:

    Better than I thought it would be I did like the changing narrative by Inspector Pujol and Carolyn a nice device to show two differing viewpoints and interpretations of the same events The ending was rather anti climatic Liked the food tie in


  7. says:

    Eh I kind of felt like she was being the typical American in thinking that a foregin country was super scary and sketchy I also wasn't totally appreciative of how she wrote the language to seem so wrong


  8. says:

    Definitely entertaining I'll read of her books


  9. says:

    Could not get into it like the Goldie Bear Series much


  10. says:

    This was actually a rather interesting book I can't wait to read the next one


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The Perils of Paella (Carolyn Blue Mystery, Book 5) [PDF / EPUB] The Perils of Paella (Carolyn Blue Mystery, Book 5) 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 Food writer Carolyn gets to challenge her taste testing skills once again this time in The Perils ePUB Ñ 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 in not acting she's deadas well as a dead ringer for Roberta And now Carolyn is in the middle of a new investigation into a very unsavory crime.

  • Paperback
  • 290 pages
  • The Perils of Paella (Carolyn Blue Mystery, Book 5)
  • Nancy Fairbanks
  • English
  • 04 December 2016
  • 9780425193907