I always have fun reading a good mystery (cozy). Cooking The Books by BONNIE CALHOUN is no exception. This novel is full of fun, danger and peculiar characters. There is Beckham's Bookstore in New York with the visiting Granny Oakleys. There is Verlene, the main character's aunt who is a wannabe chef. I will never stop giggling to myself about the popping eggs. My favorite character is Sloane. Sloane is loyal, smart and has no idea how to carry a weapon for protection. Although, her mother's world seemed to spin around being the best shooter in New York if and when danger came her way. Best of all I liked the situation between Trey, Sloane and Andreas. I hated Trey's guts, but Sloane knew how to handle him. The love triangle gave the book a spiritual meaning because Bonnie had learned so much from a nasty relationship with Trey. This is Christian fiction at it's best. It's not preachy. Still, I came away fully knowing God as Sloane's Helper and Strength.