Search Results: "Katherine Hall Page"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY IN THE CASKET by Katherine Hall Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The mystery, though surprising enough, is outshone by family problems, detailed descriptions of the setting, and devilishly delicious food."
A coffin as a birthday gift is either a bizarre joke or a very bad omen. Read full book review >

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

"Masses of tourist-guide information; lots of inane chitchat; an endless parade of food and drink (recipes included), and a string of common-sensedefying plot developments: all make, together, an uncompelling, often tedious outing. (Author tour)"
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 >

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

"Page's breezy, unpretentious style, her dead-on evocation of the New York society scene of the period, half a dozen vibrant personalities, and a few toothsome recipes make for an entertaining read—despite the deficiencies of its plot."
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 >

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 >

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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 >

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

"Clarity and suspense are often lost to slow-moving gossip, but Faith's fans are sure to be pleased with another of the author's always readable stories."
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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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 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 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 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 >