Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Body in the Belfry

Title: The Body in the Belfry

Author: Katherine Hall Page

Series: 1st book in the Faith Fairchild mystery series
Book Type: Mystery

Pages: 259

Synopsis: Faith Fairchild is a proud native New Yorker who has recently moved to a small New England town with her pastor husband and her 5 month old son, Benjamin. Although Faith misses the excitement of Manhattan and her former catering business she learns that small towns can have just as much drama.

While hiking up to the old town befry, Faith finds the body of young Cindy Shepherd. Cindy had a lot of enemies in town and was notorious for her back stabbing and promiscuous ways. When her fiance Dave is accused of the murder Faith, against the advice of her husband and the local police, tries to find out who killed the young woman.

My Thoughts: This was a decent easy-to-read mystery. I didn't guess whodunnit until the end which, in my book, makes it a decent read. The main character, Faith, is a good main character and self-proclaimed 'food snob' (Faith is a former caterer) and I did enjoy reading about all of the dishes she makes. Too bad they didn't include some of the recipes like other book series have done. This book isn't a "wow, I can't put it down" but it's a nice book to curl up with and read within a day or two. I plan to read more from the series.

My Rating: 3/5 (a good read)


Beth said...

Glad you liked it enough to read some more in the series. In the later books, Page does start to include the recipes so you'll be able to try some for yourself. Maybe even add them to this blog! :)

Laurie said...

I just picked up "The Body in the Kelp" from the library (plus quite a few that I just grabbed off the shelves b/c the covers looked good -- only had 10 minutes before picking up Missy Moo from ballet class. :) We'll see how those books turn out. Who knows, maybe I can judge a book by it's cover ;)

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