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Katherine Hall Page's 2012 book The Body in the Boudoir, the 20th in the Faith Fairchild series, is a finalist for the 2013 Maine Literary Awards (Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance) in the Crime Fiction category. The awards will be announced May 30th st SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland.
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PIAZZA SNEAK PEEK!
Read the first chapter here
To celebrate their wedding anniversary, intrepid caterer and sometime sleuth Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, are off to Italy for a vacation filled with exquisite indulgences—the art, the Chianti, the food, the Ferragamos! The plan is to spend a romantic weekend in Rome, before heading to Tuscany for a stay at Cucina della Rossi, a cooking school founded by Faith’s back-in-the-day assistant Francesca Rossi.
Faith is certain that the only intrigue in store for her will be learning the secret recipe for Nona Rossi's ragu. But a thicker plot begins to simmer when the Fairchilds accidentally stumble upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese. It's clear from the knife in the victim's chest that murder is on the menu.
Mysterious faces from Rome reappear in Tuscany. To Faith, this is no coincidence. And somebody is intent on sabotaging Francesca's new business by spoiling the cream and salting the flour. As Faith struggles to follow a trail more twisting than fusilli, she may be putting both herself and her husband in hot water.
"Katherine Hall Page is my
favorite writer of the traditional mystery."
- Harlan Coben
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The Body in the Boudoir
It's 1990, and Faith Sibley is a single young woman leading a glamorous life in New York City. She has good friends, a cozy apartment, and her own flourishing catering business, Have Faith. Then, at a catering event, she meets the handsome, charming Reverend Thomas Fairchild. A daughter and granddaughter of clergymen, Faith has sworn to avoid a parish's fishbowl existence. But it's love at first sight, and before she knows it her life is changing drastically.
To begin with, she's beckoned north to chilly New England to visit her future residence and prospective in-laws, not all of whom welcome her with open arms. Thankfully, back home she has her adoring great-uncle Sky to rely on, even if his much younger wife has always struck Faith as slightly odd. For the ceremony Uncle Sky has offered up the use of his mansion on Long Island, which would be the perfect location if only the brickwork wasn't suspiciously falling off the roof.
Her path to the altar is made even rockier when Faith faces two other baffling mysteries. Her new assistant, Francesca, appears to be hiding a family secret with roots in Italy. Then Faith's sister, Hope, becomes a target. Who could be plotting to derail her high-stakes financial career?
In spite of being overwhelmed by her decision to leave her home in the Big Apple and the multitude of tasks involved in getting married, Faith has no doubts about being married to her beloved Tom. But someone out there is dead set on making sure that she doesn't reach the altar. Before it's too late, she needs to figure out who is trying to sabotage the wedding—by eliminating the bride!
To order, or get more information on Have Faith in Your Kitchen, click on the book cover seen above.
The Body in the Gazebo is now available in paperback
More news -
page has a number of radio and TV interviews that were
part of the tour for 2009-2013 including Magic 106.7, WBCN, WBAI, and
- Please be sure to visit our newly-updated media
/ photo page for podcasts and more.
- The Body in the Boudoir (Avon) is now on
sale in paperback! It is also available in large print from HarperLuxe, as well as in eBook formats and as an audio book from Dreamscape.
- Katherine loves the site, www.teensreadstoo.com! The
Body in the Sleigh is a featured selection. Her adult mysteries are suitable for teens. If
you've come to my website, from Teens Read Too, have fun exploring.
If you would like to drop me a line, you may do so from the contact page
(links at top and bottom, and here)
- Page's entire backlist is in print, available from Avon Books.
She is now the first person in the history of Malice Domestic
to win all three Agatha Awards: Best First Novel, Best Novel,
and Best Short Story. Katherine was the Guest of Honor at Malice
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