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The Body In The Gazebo: A Faith Fairchild Mystery Hardcover – Apr 11 2011


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (April 11 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061474266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061474262
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,199,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Genial....Series fans will relish the descriptions of tempting culinary offerings.” (Publishers Weeklyon The Body in the Gazebo)

“Fast-paced.” (Oklahoman on The Body in the Gazebo)

“A pleasant, well-rounded story....A lovely dish.” (Iron Mountain Daily News on The Body in the Gazebo)

“Expertly crafted.” (The Patriot Ledger (MA) on The Body in the Gazebo)

“Katherine Hall Page’s gift for storytelling comes vividly alive as she seamlessly creates a fast-paced, intricate mystery, keeping the suspense simmering until the last pages.” (McCormick Messenger on The Body in the Gazebo)

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From award-winning author Katherine Hall Page comes the next book in the Faith Fairchild mystery series, where the caterer and amateur sleuth must solve a case more than eighty years in the making

The Body in the Gazebo

"I have to tell you something . . . something that happened a long time ago." When Ursula Lyman Rowe speaks these words to Faith Fairchild from her sickbed in Aleford, Massachusetts, Faith has no idea what lies in store for her.

It all starts when Ursula's daughter, Pix Miller, Faith's best friend and neighbor, reluctantly leaves town for her son's wedding preparations. Pix knows that Faith and her husband, the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, will keep an eye on the slowly recovering Ursula. What she and Faith don't know is that the tale Ursula spins over the course of several weeks will reveal an unsolved crime dating back to 1929 and the Great Depression.

Meanwhile, more current mysteries are brewing. The discretionary fund at the church has been pilfered and the Reverend Fairchild is the only person with access to it. As rumors spread through town, Faith must clear her husband's name before it's irreparably damaged. And when Pix meets her in-laws-to-be for the first time, she's in for the surprise of her life. . . .

A moving, suspenseful tale, The Body in the Gazebo is an evocative journey into the past, where truth hangs suspended by the threads of one woman's memory—and the present-day consequences of that truth prove to be devastating.


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By Betty K on July 8 2011
Format: Paperback
Faith Fairchild leads a very busy life. She's a minister's wife with a congregation to watch over and the mother of two active kids; she runs a successful catering business; and, now and again, she finds herself with a mystery to solve.

In this, the 19th book of the series, there's an accusation of grand larceny against her ingenuous husband as well as a 70-year-old murder to unravel for her best friend, Pix's mother. Along with these problems, she takes time to oversee the wardrobe and calm the nerves of the naive Pix who is traveling to Charleston to meet her son's sophisticated, soon-to-be in-laws. Whom the father-of-the-bride turns out to be, comes as a great shock to Faith's uncontrived friend.

There's never a dull moment in this page-turning cozy as the narrative quickly takes us from one situation to the next. Although it's a "stand alone" story, it would help if the reader has read a few of the other books in the series and already has been introduced to some of the characters. Nevertheless, you soon catch on to who they are.

The novel is fast paced and fun; definitely, a great summer read. And the author always includes a tasty recipe or two from Faith's catering company.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining April 19 2011
By Books and Chocolate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Pix Rowe Miller, friend to caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild, is preparing for her son's out-of-town wedding but is hesitant about leaving her ailing, elderly mother, Ursula, unattended so Faith offers to keep an eye on her in Pix's absence. Ursula soon reveals to Faith a secret she has kept for seventy years about the murder of her brother Theo. Someone else from Ursula's past also knows the secret and has been blackmailing her.

Never one to turn down a chance to solve a mystery, Faith agrees to do some investigating on her own to find out who the blackmailer is, and perhaps solve the murder itself. But, it turns out this isn't the only case she needs to solve. When thousands of dollars turn up missing from the discretionary fund that only her minister husband had access to, Faith must clear his name.

Meanwhile, as Pix meets her son's in-laws for the first time, a whole new drama unfolds.

This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from this series. It was light reading, not what I would call a suspenseful page-turner, but it was entertaining and there were some surprises at the end.

I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicted, nor was a positive review required.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
fun regional amateur sleuth April 21 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In Aleford, Massachusetts, an audit of the Aleford's First Parish Church reports $10,000 missing from the minister's discretionary fund. The only person with access to his money is Reverend Thomas Fairchild, so obviously he is the prime suspect. Having solved mysteries before, Thomas' devoted wife caterer Faith Fairchild resolves to learn the truth as she knows her spouse would never steal funds.

At the same time she begins her inquiry into the missing money and calming her shocked spouse, her friend Pix Miller's mother Ursula Rowe asks Faith to help her deal with accusatory letters she recently received that disturbs the ailing woman. Someone threatens to reveal secrets that date back decades that has Ursula suffering from anxiety.

Faith is at her hectic best as she investigates who took the missing funds that directly impact her family, tries to help her stunned spouse and Pox's mom, and work her catering business; of course there are also the kids. Readers will feel exhausted wondering when Faith goes to sleep. Fast paced as always in this regional amateur sleuth (see The Body in the Sleigh), fans will appreciate feisty Faith Fairchild's fabulous inquiries.

Harriet Klausner
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fast Paced and Fun May 22 2011
By Betty K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Faith Fairchild leads a very busy life. She's a minister's wife with a congregation to watch over and the mother of two active kids; she runs a successful catering business; and, now and again, she finds herself with a mystery to solve.

In this, the 19th book of the series, there's an accusation of grand larceny against her ingenuous husband as well as a 70-year-old murder to unravel for her best friend, Pix's mother. Along with these problems, she takes time to oversee the wardrobe and calm the nerves of the naive Pix who is traveling to Charleston to meet her son's sophisticated, soon-to-be in-laws. Whom the father-of-the-bride turns out to be, comes as a great shock to Faith's uncontrived friend.

There's never a dull moment in this page-turning cozy as the narrative quickly takes us from one situation to the next. Although it's a "stand alone" story, it would help if the reader has read a few of the other books in the series and already has been introduced to some of the characters. Nevertheless, you soon catch on to who they are.

The novel is fast paced and fun; definitely, a great summer read. And the author always includes a tasty recipe or two from Faith's catering company.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Hard to Stay Interested Aug. 18 2011
By MLouise - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product
It may just be me, but I found this book very hard to stay interested in. The first couple of chapters gave me hope and I was eager for the story to start unfolding. But then it seemed like I just kept reading and reading without the story unfolding as quickly as I would like. Most other reviewers like the book a lot more, so it could be that this book and I just didn't click. About 3/4 of the way through I finally jumped to the last couple of chapters and finished the book that way. The three stars may be unfair due to the fact that I skipped a few chapters, but the fact that I could not motivate myself to read it all was the deciding factor in my rating.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HUMOR, SUSPENSE, AND RECIPES IN THIS PAGE TURNER April 30 2011
By Gail Cooke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
While one confounding mystery would be enough for most our erstwhile caterer/amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild is confronted with three. As many know Faith, who is married to the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, has adjusted pretty well to life as a minster's wife in Aleford, Massachusetts, and has made a host of friends.

As our story opens her best friend, Pix Rowe Miller, is preparing to leave town, going South to participate in preparations for her son's wedding. Pix is feeling a bit nervous as the bride's mother appears to be very glamorous while Faith has to work hard to make Pix even wear lipstick, although she marvels at Pix's soft skin that has only known Bag Balm.

Outside of Pix's nervousness the overriding issue is concern for her elderly mother, Ursula Rowe, who is in fragile health. Faith has promised to keep an eye on Ursula, and is looking forward to doing so as Ursula has made it clear to Faith that she needs help. Faith cannot imagine what that might be about. Perhaps something that happened in the 1930s?

Meanwhile an uppity curmudgeon at Tom's church, Sherman Monroe, has accused Tom of pilfering $10,000 from the minister's discretionary fund. Of course, he did no such thing. But Tom is the only person with access to the funds...what, who, and why?

As if Faith didn't have enough on her mind there are phone calls from Pix in Hilton Head, South Carolina, which simply illustrate that life is stranger than fiction because Pix Rowe Miller, "her best friend and next-door neighbor and currently starring as the mother of the groom in a swanky resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina, had, in her distant past, slept with the father of the bride."

How is that for a plethora of problems? Leave it to Katherine Hall Page to inject both humor and suspense into this page turner as well as concluding with some of her trademark recipes.

Enjoy!

- Gail Cooke

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