Search Results: "Katherine Hall Page"


BOOK REVIEW

Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY IN THE PIAZZA 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

"Still, those in search of mild-mannered amateur-sleuthing might appreciate the nosy Faith (and enjoy her catering touches, too)."
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

KATHERINE by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Lyrical prose with a distinct Chinese flavor makes Min's first novel—and its times—even more poignant and resonant."
From the author of last year's Red Azalea—a highly praised memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution—comes a bittersweet story as much about love as about the malignant legacy of Maoist China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY IN THE SLEIGH by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY IN THE IVY by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

"1166) as a detective, but Goldy seems the more creative cook."
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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

"Cozies' fans will find it comfy if not compelling. (Author tour)"
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY IN THE BOUDOIR by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY IN THE LIGHTHOUSE by Katherine Hall Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2003

"It's all as cozy as any hand-knit shawl by the Sanpere Sewing Circle."
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 >