A random pick off the library shelf -- I'm midway through Cooking the Books
by Kerry Greenwood. Turns out she's from Australia and there's a character named Kylie in the book.
It's subbed "A Corinna Chapman Mystery;" she's the plus-sized caterer/main character. The dust jacket promised recipes as well; I cheated and looked in the back to see what they are -- first was a Medieval recipe for "Gyngerbrede" which began with "1 jar honey." Not to worry, though, the book is set in today's world.
Another Wilkie Collins mystery waiting in the wings, this after having finished The Lady in White
and The Moonstone
, both of which I liked a lot.
And the paperback I took along on my recent short trip was "Captiva," by local author Randy Wayne White. The barrier islands of Captiva and Sanibel are places we always take out-of-town guests; they're both beautiful and less than an hour away.