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The Body in the Wake: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild Mysteries #25) (Mass Market)
Amateur detective and caterer Faith Fairchild is at her Penobscot Bay, Maine cottage preparing for a summer wedding, when she stumbles across . . . another body in this 25th entry in the beloved mystery series.
For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island using a friend’s enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter Amy is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference center.
Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isn’t yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faith’s good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy . . . with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophie’s spirits up and Pix’s blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full.
And that’s before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections far away from small Sanpere Island appears in the Lily Pond. Once again, Faith will get to the bottom of this strange case—and whip up a delicious blueberry buckle on the side.
About the Author
Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-three previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story “The Would-Be Widower.” The recipient of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, she has been nominated for the Edgar, the Mary Higgins Clark, the Maine Literary, and the Macavity Awards. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.
“If you think of cozy mysteries as palate cleaners, The Body in the Wake is for you.”
— New York Times Book Review
“Pure pleasure to read from the opening paragraph to the all-too-soon ending....An intelligent, well-plotted, satisfying mystery with some twists at the end that I loved. Highly recommended.”
— Suspense Magazine
“It’s a treat to wish Faith Fairchild a Happy Anniversary. May she be around for many more! The world—the real one, as well as the world of books—needs more people who are smart and compassionate and can cook.”
— Lois Lowry
“The twenty-five mysteries that Katherine Hall Page has cooked up for her sleuth, Faith Fairchild, make for delectable reading. What a body of work! Dig in.”
— Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked
“Book by book for more than 20 years, Katherine Hall Page has earned a place among the best American mystery writers.”
— Joe Meyers, Hearst Connecticut Media Group
“Cheers and good wishes for a landmark 25th anniversary for Katherine and Faith. Here’s to another great 25, for a very special lady and her creator!”
— Charles and Caroline Todd
“This long-running traditional mystery series is still as fresh as a cool pitcher of Faith’s strawberry shrub.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Traditional yet timely, this mystery also confronts the opioid crisis head-on in a dramatic, disturbing way.”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“I cherish Faith Fairchild and her creator, Katherine Hall Page...Thank you, dear Katherine, for fine whodunits, delicious recipes, and, most of all, thank you for you. Happy Silver Anniversary.”
— Carolyn Hart
“Happy Happy HAPPY 25th Anniversary to Katherine Hall Page and one of my favorite amateur sleuths, Faith Fairchild! For those of us who are longtime fans, it’s a great time to rejoice and read. For those new to the series, you’re in for a treat -- in more ways than one.”
— Harlan Coben
“Fans of the long-running series will enjoy this twenty-fifth installment, which is filled, as usual, with tasty recipes.”