Faith Fairchild Books In Publication Order
- The Body in the Belfry (1990)
- The Body in the Kelp (1990)
- The Body in the Bouillon (1991)
- The Body in the Vestibule (1992)
- The Body in the Cast (1993)
- The Body in the Baseme*nt (1994)
- The Body in the Bog / The Body in the Marsh (1996)
- The Body in the Fjord (1997)
- The Body in the Bookcase (1998)
- The Body in the Big Apple (1999)
- The Body in the Moonlight (2001)
- The Body in the Bonfire (2002)
- The Body in the Lighthouse (2003)
- The Body in the Attic (2004)
- The Body in the Snowdrift (2005)
- The Body in the Ivy (2006)
- The Body in the Gallery (2008)
- The Body in the Sleigh (2009)
- The Body in the Gazebo (2011)
- The Body in the Boudoir (2012)
- The Body in the Piazza (2013)
- The Body in the Birches (2015)
- The Body in the Wardrobe (2016)
- The Body in the Casket (2017)
- The Body in the Wake (2019)
Christie & Company Books In Publication Order
- Christie & Company (1996)
- Down East (1997)
- In the Year of the Dragon (1997)
- Bon Voyage (1999)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Club Meds (2006)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Small Plates (2014)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Have Faith in Your Kitchen (2010)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Murder, They Wrote (1997)
- Malice Domestic 10 (2001)
- Mistletoe and Mayhem (2004)
- Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
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During her years spent in New York City. Faith Fairchild was convinced she had seen pretty much everything. But the transplanted caterer/minister’s wife was unprepared for the surprises awaiting her in the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford. And she is especially taken aback by the dead body of a pretty young thing she discovers stashed in the church’s belfry. The victim, Cindy Shepherd. was well known locally for her acid tongue and her jilted beaux, which created a lot of bad blood and more than a few possible perpetrators including her luckless fiance, who had neither an alibi nor a better way to break off the engagement. Faith thinks it’s terribly unfair that the police have zeroed in on the hapless boyfriend, and so she sets out to uncover the truth. But digging too deeply into the sordid secrets of a small New England village tends to make the natives nervous. And an overly curious big city lady can become just another small town death statistic in very short order.
The Old Maid’s PuzzleIt seems as if nothing is going to liven up Faith Fairchild’s deathly dull vacation on Maine’s Sanpere Island until she buys a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction. Lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, Faith’s purchase turns out to be quite a bargain indeed especially when she discovers it to be a map to the old woman’s hidden treasure. But instead of pointing the transplanted New York caterer turned minister’s wife toward the fabled Prescott gold, Matilda’s artfully crafted clues lead Faith to a kelp covered corpse floating in a nearby tidal pool. Once again, the resourceful amateur sleuth has become entangled in a dangerous puzzle, ensnared in twisted, lethal threads of familial greed and cold blooded homicide. And Faith won’t be satisfied until she has the whole murderous matter sewn up.
Murder Served Piping Hot Minister’s wife, sometime sleuth, and culinary artist Faith Sibley Fairchild is intrigued by rumors of mysterious doings at Hubbard House an elegant, secluded retirement home for the well heeled Yankees of Aleford, Massachusetts. Determined to do some surreptitious snooping, she joins the pricey retreat’s flu depleted kitchen staff, only to witness an aging resident collapse face first into a bowl of Faith’s hot and savory bouillon. But it isn’t until a blackmailing drug dealer turns up dead in Faith’s bedroom that the amateur investigator realizes that Murder not only happens at Hubbard, it’s the specialty of the house! And Faith’s own demise might very well be the next item on the menu.
Satisfying her hunger for epicurean adventure in the French provinces, small town caterer and minister’s wife Faith Fairchild decides to throw the perfect dinner party. But during cleanup after the last guest has departed her gastronomical triumph, she encounters something neither expected nor welcome: a dead body lying in her vestibule. Unfortunately it doesn’t help la belle americaine’s credibility when the corpse vanishes before the local gendarmes arrive. But Faith realizes that, though the police refuse to take her seriously, a killer just might. And if she doesn’t get to the bottom of this fiendish French conundrum, Faith’s recent successful feast could end up being her last.
Hollywood has come to town and Faith Fairchild has to feed it! Hired to cater meals for the movie crew that is filming a modernday version of The Scarlet Letter in the tiny New England village of Aleford, Faith is eager to treat the talented tantrum throwers to the best of her culinary delights. But an accusation that her famous Black Bean Soup is poison has left a bad taste in Faith’s mouth. Her exploration into the source of the nasty slander leads the amateur investigator behind the scenes to a shocking off camera murder. And suddenly more than Faith’s reputation is at stake her life itself could end up on the cutting room floor.
A Good Foundation…
For MurderPix Miller, Faith Fairchild’s next door neighbor, expects to find more than a hole in the ground when she goes to check on the progress of the summer cottage the Fairchilds are having built on Maine’s Sanpere Island. She expects a concrete foundation. What she doesn’t expect is a very dead body wrapped in a very valuable antique quilt! The deceased is a local handyman with a suspiciously lucrative sideline in antiques. Sharing her friend Faith’s inquisitive nature, Pix resolves to restore Sanpere’s shattered peace. But by digging too deeply the determined Ms. Miller just might be arranging another burial her own!
Faith Fairchild is momentarily shocked to find her husband, the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, embracing Lora Deane and relieved to discover the distraught nursery school teacher is merely seeking solace and advice. Lora has been receiving threatening phone calls. And she’s not the only resident of tiny Aleford, Massachusetts, who is being terrorized. Ever since local environmentalists have begun protesting the proposed housing development that will destroy Beecher’s Bog, the more vocal opponents have become targets of a vicious campaign of intimidation which is more than enough reason for Faith to launch into some clandestine sleuthing. But when a body turns up in the charred ruins of a very suspicious house fire, Faith is suddenly investigating a murder and in serious danger of getting bogged down in a very lethal mess indeed!
This time out, smalltown caterer and minister’s wife Faith Fairchild’s neighbor, Pix Miller, takes center stage, heading off to Norway to investigate the sudden disappearance of a family friend. Determined to discover the truth, Pix is drawn into a suspenseful world of intrigue, stolen antiques, secret histories, and deadly echoes from Norway’s past and the Na*zi occupation. Surrounded by the country’s breathtaking beauty, the ever resourceful New Englander perseveres until at last she finds herself face to face with a remorseless killer…
with no way out.
Stretched almost to the limit by the capricious demands of a Boston Brahmin bride to be, caterer and minister’s wife, Faith Fairchild, faces real tragedy when she discovers the body of an elderly friend. Sarah Winslow had apparently surprised burglars ransacking her Aleford, Massachusetts, house. No sooner has Sarah been laid to rest than the Fairchilds find themselves the next target the parsonage is stripped of all their most precious possessions. Devastated and furious, Faith takes action, scouring pawnshops, antique marts, and auctions. As she turns up some of their stolen property, she is drawn onto a dangerous path of larceny and corruption in New England’s venerable antique business a path that soon leads Faith straight to a killer!
Before she met and married the Reverend Thomas Fairchild
and moved to sleepy little Aleford, Massachusetts,
Faith Sibley Fairchild had a catering business in the most colorful, frenetic, and exciting city in the world…
Young, ambitious and single in New York City in the late ‘809s, Faith Sibley is energized by the early success of her Have Faith catering enterprise. But she’s cast into an unexpected new role when she runs into old high school friend Emma Stanstead at a swanky uptown party: sleuth! An anonymous blackmmailer is threatening to expose certain secrets of socialite Emma’s less than glamorous past thereby destroying her reputation and her conservative husband’s fast rising political career and Faith fearlessly leaps into the fray. Though she lacks experience, Faith’s keen instinct, insight, and determination to unmask and extortionist quickly carry her deep into the high and low life of the bustling Big Apple. And when a murder raises the stakes, Faith realizes that it’s not just her old friend’s good name that’s in peril…
it’s Emma’s life itself.
Faith Fairchild is busy at home and at work as Halloween comes creeping into the small town of Aleford, Massachusetts. Yet, when First Parish asks her to cater the church’s restoration campaign kickoff at historic Ballou House, she gamely agrees. She’s never done a Murder Mystery Game benefit dinner before, and there’s the additional draw of four famous local mystery writers to join in the fun. But the evening’s merriment is brought to a grisly halt when a beautiful young woman dies moments after finishing every last bite of the dessert Faith has prepared!Now Faith is in serious trouble. Her phone is ringing off the hook with job cancellations, and Aleford’s wagging tongues are suggesting that it was Faith herself who laced the goodie with cyanide, having discovered her husband Tom’s perhaps overly pastoral interest in the victim. Then young Ben Fairchild’s elementary school principal reveals that he’s been receiving anonymous threatening phone calls. Faith’s world feels steeped in poison and the one person she’d normally turn to for comfort and advice seems locked in his own private hell. Tom is barely speaking to her. Never before has Faith’s amateur sleuthing hit so close to home and never before has it been more crucial. She has to find out who killed Gwen Lord to save her business, her marriage, and possibly her freedom. But before she does, there’s a body in the moonlight a body that carries an unmistakable warning for Faith Fairchild…
. You’re next!
Caterer and small town minister’s wife Faith Fairchild might never have accepted the job teaching a course on Cooking for Idiots at Mansfield Academy had it not been for Daryl Martin. An African American student at the prestigious prep school, Daryl has lately become the target of a series of vicious and anonymous racial attacks and Faith is determined to put an end to the injustice. But Mansfield, she finds, is a seething cauldron of secrets, academic in fighting, and unspoken rules that complicate her task. When someone tampers with her classroom cooking ingredients and then the remains of her prime suspect are discovered smoldering in a campus bonfire she realizes that a monstrous evil is stalking both Daryl and the school. And suddenly Faith’s own life is in serious jeopardy as well!
In this, the thirteenth captivating appearance by Faith Fairchild, award winning author Katherine Hall Page brings her incomparable sleuth to an idyllic vacation spot, where death takes no holiday under the late summer sun. Something is very wrong on Sanpere this summer…
Escaping the misery of a particularly sweltering August in Aleford, Massachusetts, caterer and minister’s wife Faith Fairchild and her family take a long drive to their favorite getaway, peaceful Sanpere Island off the coast of Maine. But things have changed since their last visit. The unique ambience of Sanpere is being threatened by aggressive real estate developer Harold Hapswell, whose plans to fill the island with huge, showy new mansions has infuriated many residents. Tensions are high, with animosity between year round islanders and ‘summer people’ reaching dangerous new levels. It’s no wonder that, in an atmosphere so thick with ill feeling, murder rears its ugly head. The first outrage occurs when a successful real estate agent nearly dies after drinking a turpentine laced cup of soda pop. Then, while exploring the grounds of Sanpere’s historic, now abandoned lighthouse, Faith has the misfortune of stumbling across the corpse of Harold Hapswell himself. His death is officially ruled an accident, but Faith’s tried and true instincts tell her otherwise an unsettling inkling that is confirmed by the discovery of a second, more obvious homicide. With fear running rampant throughout the island and volatile emotions approaching the detonation point, the intrepid amateur investigator knows she must throw caution to the wind and track down a murderer, for the sake of an innocent friend and the island she loves even if it means placing her own life in peril.
Caterer Faith Fairchild and family are living in one of historic Cambridge, Massachusetts’, venerable Brattle Street houses while the Reverend Tom teaches a course at the Harvard Divinity School and does some soul searching is his Aleford parish his true calling? One night in downtown Boston, Faith is startled by a face from her past. It’s Richard Morgan, a former boyfriend from her life as a single woman in Manhattan. Their heady, whirlwind affair in the waning days of the self indulgent 1980s ended abruptly. Now he’s back, as exciting as ever.
Then something occurs that turns a pleasant sabbatical into a nightmare Faith discovers a diary, written in 1946 and hidden in the attic, that reveals an unspeakable horror. Suddenly dark secrets seem to permeate every room. And with Richard guarding strange secrets of his own, Faith is soon caught up in solving more than one troubling mystery…
with a murderer lurking a little too close to home.
Caterer Faith Fairchild has a bad feeling about her father in law’s decision to celebrate his seventieth birthday with a family reunion ski week at the Pine Slopes resort in Vermont the Fairchilds’ favorite getaway since Faith’s husband, the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, was a toddler. At first her unease seems unfounded until Faith comes across a corpse on one of the cross country trails, the apparent victim of a heart attack.
Then one catastrophe follows another: the mysterious disappearance of the Pine Slopes’ master chef, a malicious prank at the sports center, a break in at the Fairchild condo, the sabotage of a chairlift. And when a fatal ‘accident’ with the snow making machines stains the slopes blood red, Faith realizes she’ll have to work fast to solve a murderous puzzle because suddenly not only are the reunion and the beloved resort’s future in jeopardy…
but Faith’s life is as well.
In this homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Faith Fairchild is asked to cater a very small, very private college reunion on an isolated New England island an event that could be her dream job. But when she discovers the true reason for the get together, not even the spectacular ocean views can keep it from turning into a nightmare. Thirty years ago, bestselling suspense writer Barbara Bailey Bishop lost her twin sister in a tower fall deemed a suicide. But Barbara is convinced that H l ne did not die by her own hand, and she’s trapped H l ne’s former classmates her prime suspects at her home with no phone lines, no cell reception, and no means of escape.
One by one, the alumnae fall prey to a madwoman. A disturbed sister’s revenge…
or a former coed’s coverup? Faith must quickly unlock the secrets of H l ne’s last night if she wants to leave the island alive.
Faith’s catering business has been slow with the downturn of the economy, so when her friend Patsy Avery proposes that she take over the caf at Aleford’s Ganley Art Museum, it seems like a not to be missed opportunity. And Patsy has an ulterior motive she discovers that the Romare Bearden piece she lent the museum has been switched with a fake and wants Faith to snoop around to find the culprit.
Life at the museum doesn’t stay calm for long and Faith is soon enmeshed in the Ganley’s murky past and present as she struggles to make connections among apparently disparate items: the fake Bearden, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, and a Jane Doe corpse that turns up as an unintended part of an art installation. At home, son Ben, now in the hell known as middle school, becomes involved in a cyberbullying escapade and husband Tom wants his wife to morph into June Cleaver.
Her investigation takes Faith into Boston’s art scene and historic Beacon Hill, as well as into the lives behind the fa ade of the Ganley’s very proper board of trustees. She is at her wit’s and almost dead end, as the killer strikes again, and again.
Murder is combined with a timeless Christmas story in this enchanting installment of the popular mystery series by award winning author Katherine Hall Page The Body in the Sleigh It’s Christmastime, and the Fairchild family is spending the holidays on idyllic Sanpere Island in Maine while the Reverend Thomas Fairchild recuperates from surgery. His caterer wife, Faith, is rejoicing in the rare, holiday family time together watching ice boaters, snowshoeing, and doing plenty of reading in front of the fire. But Faith’s high spirits are dampened when she discovers the body of a young woman in an antique sleigh in front of the Sanpere Historical Society. The victim, Norah, was a teenage drug addict who apparently died by her own hand. Beloved by many, her untimely death rocks the isolated, tight knit island community. Meanwhile, Mary Bethany, a local spinster who raises goats, happens upon a newborn baby boy lying in the manger of her barn on Christmas Eve. The only clues to his identity are a note in the basket asking her to take care of him, as well as an alarming amount of cash. As Faith helps Mary locate the baby’s mother, she soon finds that the truth behind the abandonment is connected to Norah’s last days and that, just as death and life are intertwined on Sanpere, so are evil and redemptive goodness.
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.
After discovering their mutual interest in reading mysteries, three middle grade students become involved in a real mystery that results in mayhem and excitement at their Massachusetts boarding school. AB. ‘
JACK IN THE BOX Jack Sutton has been on meds since third grade, when his mother came to his classroom and discovered his teacher had put him in a washing machine box. Jack and his friends refer to the nurse’s office, where they line up daily for their medications, as Club Meds. But Club Meds is no vacation spot it’s what enables Jack and Mary, who have ADHD, and Sam, who suffers from epilepsy, to navigate the treacherous waters of Busby Memorial High School. So when major league bully and Jack’s longtime nemesis Chuck forces Jack to turn over his Ritalin, Jack is once again in a box, one that’s far more frightening than a discarded packing carton. The kids from Club Meds come to Jack’s defense with a plan that’s outrageous and dangerous, and a long shot at best. It will test their determination and their courage and it will change their lives forever.
A selection of recipes from the Faith Fairchild mysteries by Katherine Hall Page, with supplementary information on the composition of these books and the place of food within them.
A collection of eighteen short mysteries includes Nancy Pickard’s ‘The Potluck Supper Murders,’ Jane Dentiger’s ‘The Last of Laura Dane,’ and ‘Deeply Dead’ by Charlaine Harris.
Clue into a world of murder and mayhem from the ingenious minds of today’s most fiendishly clever mystery writers:K.K. Beck, Simon Brett, Susan Dunlap, Carolyn Hart, Melodie Johnson Howe, M.D. Lake, Martha C. Lawrence, Peter Lovesey, Margaret Maron, Sujata Massey, Katherine Hall Page, Anne Perry, Nancy Pickard and Elizabeth Daniels SquireWitness the crimes and uncover the evidence of murder at its most unusual…
and diabolical A screenwriter scorned plots a chilling revenge suitable for celluloid A four footed sleuth takes on the perplexing case of the missing Christmas goose A widow who narrowly escapes death has a surprise in store for her would be slayer A cheating quartet of married lovers plans the perfect crime And More! The Malice Domestic Series
An unexpected visitor is about to arrive with an unexpected gift…
Will it be something wonderful or woeful, rueful or romantic…
or a little bit of everything?
In the expert hands of four unsurpassed storytellers, ‘the season of giving’ takes on an air of mystery. Get ready for a stockingful of shocking a potent holiday punch spiked with surprises, a hearty dash of romance and a twist of murder!
The incomparable Christie Ridgway sends a shy, lonely teacher on a mundane pre Yuletide errand that becomes the most daring, dangerous, and titillating adventure of her life.
Award winning mystery master Katherine Hall Page’s plucky sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers a Christmas miracle that comes wrapped in deception.
Judi McCoy’s spirited career girl Claire St. Germaine receives a truly magical gift with very mysterious origins.
And Rebecca Mayfield, the delightful creation of Joanne Pence, discovers the hard way that Santa isn’t always a saint.