Friday, March 26, 2010

Book Review: The Body in the Belfry

Title The Body in the Belfry: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
Author Katherine Hall Page
Rating ****
Tags mystery, series, faith fairchild, aleford massachusetts 

First in the Faith Fairchild series by Katherine Hall Page. Faith is a minister's daughter and granddaughter, and never expected to marry a minister herself. She had a successful catering business in New York City, and can't imagine not living there. But she meets Tom Fairchild and marries him. Now she lives in Aleford, Mass., and has a five month old baby Benjamin.

She finds the body of Cindy Shepard, a young Aleford woman soon to be married. She was not well-liked in the community, however, as she had an unpleasant personality. She was beautiful, however, and had affairs with many men. Faith, it must be admitted, is a little bored with her life and the prospect of solving the mystery is exciting.

The next murder changes all of that, as it is of a woman beloved by all. Page is excellent at showing how such a death affects the other characters. Faith herself, her baby, and the pre-teen daughter of the murdered woman come into danger before the case is solved.

I read the 17th book in the series first and decided I liked it and would go back and start from the first book. It was a good decision. A good book that promises a good series.

Publication Avon (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publication date 1991
ISBN 0380713284 / 9780380713288

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