Author: Katherine Page
Original language: English
Stretched almost to the limit by the capricious demands of a Boston Brahmin bride-to-be, caterer and minister’s wife, Faith Fairchild, faces real tragedy when she discovers the body of an elderly friend. Sarah Winslow had apparently surprised burglars ransacking her Aleford, Massachusetts, house. No sooner has Sarah been laid to rest than the Fairchilds find themselves the next target — the parsonage is stripped of all their most precious possessions. Devastated and furious, Faith takes action, scouring pawnshops, antique marts, and auctions. As she turns up some of their stolen property, she is drawn onto a dangerous path of larceny and corruption in New England’s venerable antique business — a path that soon leads Faith straight to a killer!
Katherine Hall Page won an Agatha Award for her first Faith Fairchild mystery,
As with other books in the Faith Fairchild series, one of the graces of the novel is the too-funny-to-not-be-real portrait of New England life. And the culinary components of this mystery once again derive from Ms. Fairchild’s catering business, Have Faith. The recipes–from Avocado Bisque to Chocolate Oatmeal Goodies–are presented in tantalizing detail at the close of the book. But you won’t be drawn to Page’s series just for the food.