Books by Katherine Hall Page

Released: April 30, 2013

"Tuscany food markets, extra virgin olive oil and historic sites are all rendered with Page's typical gusto and charm (The Body in the Boudoir, 2012, etc.), but, again typically, the plot collapses since logic and reason remain missing ingredients."
The Fairchilds celebrate their 25th anniversary in a Tuscany cooking school complete with wine, olives, secretive companions and homicide. Read full book review >
THE BODY IN THE BOUDOIR by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2012

"Includes recipes, menus, drink concoctions and much charm, but a denouement so silly that it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. "
Which matters more, the ingredients in the wedding cake or the clauses in the pre-nup? Read full book review >
THE BODY IN THE GAZEBO by Katherine Hall Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"Even for a minister's wife, the devil's in the details. Page's persistent lack of precision (Faith goes to New York to eat a pastrami on rye with an egg cream—two Big Apple treats not known to be served together) undermines her authenticity."
A caterer juggles three mysteries: one old, one new—and the third both borrowed and blue. Read full book review >
THE BODY IN THE SLEIGH by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"No more mystery than usual for Faith (The Body in the Gallery, 2008, etc.), but the feel-good Christmas theme, pleasant characters and recipes will keep the faithful content."
A babe in a manger and a somewhat older babe dead in a sleigh provide sleuthing caterer Faith Fairchild with a Christmas conundrum. Read full book review >
THE BODY IN THE GALLERY by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2008

"Like all the Fairchild mysteries (The Body in the Ivy, 2006, etc.), this one is stronger on domesticity and culinary skills than on criminal behavior. The undemanding fare includes five recipes."
Forgeries and murder now on exhibit in a New England museum. Read full book review >
THE BODY IN THE IVY by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It may be impossible to surpass And Then There Were None, the obvious model here, but Page (The Body in the Lighthouse, 2003, etc.) builds tension and makes us care about the suspects' troubled lives."
A lucrative contract for Faith Fairchild to cater a reunion of college classmates on the private island of a famous author becomes a nerve-wracking game of cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >
THE BODY IN THE LIGHTHOUSE by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2003

Refurbishing a cottage on Sanpere Island off the coast of Maine, caterer Faith Fairchild, her minister husband Tom, and their two lively kids, Amy and Ben, settle in for the summer with Faith's best friend Pix's mother, octogenarian Ursula Rowe, and are soon up to their lobster bibs in local gossip. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE BONFIRE by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2001

The 12th in the author's chronicles of New England caterer/sleuth Faith Fairchild removes her from the side of her minister husband Tom and their children Amy and Ben for some undercover work in Mansfield Academy, a nearby private boys' high school, where Patsy Avery, Faith's longtime lawyer friend, occasionally teaches. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE BIG APPLE by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

At one of her first jobs, a swank private party, Faith Sibley Fairchild—oblivious to her future as the caterer-sleuth heroine of nine novels (The Body in the Bookcase, 1998, etc.)—encounters her old friend Emma Morris, now Mrs. Michael Stanstead, who's obviously stressed out and dying to tell Faith all about it. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE FJORD by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Eighth in a homespun series (The Body in the Bog, 1996, etc.) usually focused on busybody Faith Fairchild, a minister's wife in Aleford, Mass., who runs a catering service with the help of Pix Miller, a mother of two. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE BOG by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 1996

The seventh in the author's recipe-laden, rife-with-murder adventures set in Aleford, the small Massachusetts town where amateur snoop Faith Fairchild (The Body in the Basement, 1994, etc.), wife of the minister and mother of two, runs a catering service. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE BASEMENT by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

A nasty surprise awaits Faith Fairchild's old friend Pix Miller when she goes to check on the construction of Faith's new summer house on Maine's Sanpere Island: There's a body carefully wrapped in a quilt hidden in the basement. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE CAST by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

Continuing in the Rich vein of murder-on-the-menu (five recipes included), Hall again serves up trouble for plucky New England caterer Faith Fairchild (The Body in the Vestibule, etc.), who's been hired to feed the cast and crew now shooting an updated version of The Scarlet Letter in picturesque Aleford. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE VESTIBULE by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

Jaunty Faith Fairchild, minister's wife/former caterer and current cookbook writer/amateur sleuth, accompanies her husband Tom and toddler son Ben to Lyon, France, where Tom is doing research. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE BOUILLON by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 17, 1991

Here, spunky New England minister's wife Faith Fairchild (The Body in the Kelp, The Body in the Belfry)—while volunteering at a posh retirement facility under the aegis of venerable Dr. Roland Hubbard—barely has time to introduce herself before an old-timer falls face down into a cup of soup that she brings him. Read full book review >

THE BODY IN THE KELP by Katherine Hall Page
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Faith Sibley Fairchild, the sassy, young-married heroine of The Body in the Belfry (p. 143), turns less likable here, as she and her two-year-old summer on Sanpere Island, off the coast of Maine (she'd rather be in the Hamptons), while her minister husband Tom is lecturing at a retreat. Read full book review >