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Creativity is everything! As well as being a retired Architect and now an artist teaching portrait painting in leading private schools, Iv'e always wanted to write.

  • Fejnoslek

    mumbled "Fejnoslek (Jeffrey Kelson)"

    5 years agoReply
    Recipe for Murder is a satirical quirky novel, as well as a humourous murder mystery with recipes and accompanying sketches it is a cynical look at high end restaurants serving high price bad food.

    The central character is Ilana Doyle, a 15 year old Jewish girl whose father is head of Homicide. She is a fabulous cook who solves her father's cases with the aid of recipes. This will be the first in a series titled 'RECIPE FOR MURDER.' The plot takes place in Melbourne and involves the murder of VINNY VOLGARE, (Means Vulgar in Italian,) a detested but successful restaurateur. His restaurant is called 'BRUTTO PREZZO.' (Means Cheap and badly priced in Italian.) As well as cartoon sketches, recipes, (a few worth trying, some dubious and most fanciful.)

    List of characters are as follows:-
    Henry Rascalle
    Goodwin Better
    Cynthia Smithe
    . Jimmy James
    Cashman Yew
    Nickos Methismenos
    Virginia Verblut
    Con Verblut
    Guy Grovel
    Gill Carp
    George Apropos
    Mark Timmer
    Gordon Blue
    Aglio Fagiolini
    Ira Soo
    Cate Ring
    Stuart Painter
    Deon Votson, Ilana's friend.
    Mrs. Klyne, Ilana's grandmother
    Senior detective Terry Doyle, Ilana's father.
    The Trumps
    Gupta Kariwala, an Indian taxi driver.

    There is a glossary of terms at the back as well as comments on the recipes.
  • Fejnoslek
    5 years agoReply
    I have managed to develop the plot and characters further. I have tried to develop the character of Ilana further, with some background development and focusing on juxtaposing her emotional youth against her cooking and detecting abilities. Through a series of emails I hope to have "got into Ilana's head."
    I have also developed some of the other characters backgrounds so as to develop their interactions. Vinny, his murderer, his wife and some of the other characters now have a connected history. I have developed a relationship between Ilana and her father as well as background to Terry's relationship with Ilana's mother.
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    Synopsis Recipe for Murder is a satirical quirky novel, as well as a humourous murder mystery with recipes and accompanying sketches it is a cynical look at high end restaurants serving high price bad...
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