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The Body in the Gazebo

A Faith Fairchild Mystery

by Katherine Hall Page

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  • Published in USA  Apr 2011
    272 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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...

"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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"Genial....Series fans will relish the descriptions of tempting culinary offerings." - Publishers Weekly

"A pleasant, well-rounded story....A lovely dish." - Iron Mountain Daily News

"Expertly crafted." - The Patriot Ledger (MA)

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This is Katherine Hall Page's nineteenth Faith Fairchild mystery, the first of which, The Body in the Belfrey (1989), received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. Visit her at katherine-hall-page.org

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