The Body in the Bookcase

The Body in the Bookcase

Book - 1998
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Katherine Hall Page has delighted readers with her mysteries featuring the indomitable Faith Fairchild, professional caterer and amateur detective in quaint Aleford, Massachusetts. This time out, the crime occurs too close to home -- Faith's own home! She becomes the latest victim in a rash of neighborhood burglaries when thieves break in and clear out all her jewelry and silver. Undaunted by skeptical police, Faith sets out to find her precious belongings by figuring out how the break-ins are linked, plunging headlong into the complicated maze of New England's lucrative antiques business. Before long, she finds herself in the middle of a ring of scheming dealers who prefer theft to auctions and who aren't averse to murder if the price is right.

Boasting a popular, plucky heroine, deft plotting, and witty, suspenseful prose, The Body in the Bookcase draws on Page's real-life experience with a break-in at her home. And as Faith prepares a lavish feast for finicky Stephanie Bullock's wedding, Page showcases more of the delicious recipes her readers have come to adore.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1998.
ISBN: 9780688157470
0688157475
Characteristics: 244 pages ;,25 cm.

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Jul 18, 2016

The personal experience of the author adds some extra depth to this story.

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3jody49
Apr 21, 2016

Well-constructed mystery. The author gives the reader a fair chance of guessing who commited the murder. Unlike some writers whose protagonist is constantly asking themselves, "Could it be so-and-so or so-and-so..." with long musings over the evidence, this author just summarizes the evidence and allows the reader to think for themselves. A good read.

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