Body in the Wake, released on May 7, reunites readers with their favorite amateur detective and professional caterer in this 25th novel in the series. Page has received numerous accolades and awards during her long career. Her short story, The Would-Be Widower won the Agatha in that category, and her series cookbook, Have Faith in Your Kitchen , was nominated for an Agatha in the non-fiction category, making Page the only author to be nominated or win in all four Agatha categories. Page and her family have summered on Deer Isle on Penobscot Bay for many years.
Before her career as a full-time writer, she taught at the high school level for many years where she developed a program for adolescents with special emotional needs as well as issues of truancy, substance abuse and family relationships. She holds a BA in English from Wellesley College, a masters in secondary education from Tufts, and a doctorate in administration, public planning and social policy from Harvard.
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View the discussion thread. Her investigative work builds to an exciting conclusion. Faith's kitchen skills result in some wonderful recipes listed at the end. 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 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.
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And when Pix meets her in-laws-to-be for the first time, she's in for the surprise of her life She has good friends, a cozy apartment, and her own flourishing catering business, Have Faith. Then, at a catering event, she meets the handsome, charming Reverend Thomas Fairchild. A daughter and granddaughter of clergymen, Faith has sworn to avoid a parish's fishbowl existence. But it's love at first sight, and before she knows it her life is changing drastically. To begin with, she's beckoned north to chilly New England to visit her future residence and prospective in-laws, not all of whom welcome her with open arms.
Thankfully, back home she has her adoring great-uncle Sky to rely on, even if his much younger wife has always struck Faith as slightly odd. For the ceremony Uncle Sky has offered up the use of his mansion on Long Island, which would be the perfect location if only the brickwork wasn't suspiciously falling off the roof. Her path to the altar is made even rockier when Faith faces two other baffling mysteries.
Her new assistant, Francesca, appears to be hiding a family secret with roots in Italy. Then Faith's sister, Hope, becomes a target. Who could be plotting to derail her high-stakes financial career? In spite of being overwhelmed by her decision to leave her home in the Big Apple and the multitude of tasks involved in getting married, Faith has no doubts about being married to her beloved Tom.
But someone out there is dead set on making sure that she doesn't reach the altar. Before it's too late, she needs to figure out who is trying to sabotage the wedding—by eliminating the bride! Faith Fairchild and her husand are celebrating a big anniversary with a trip to Italy, filled with exquisite indulgences—the art, the Chianti, the food, the Ferragamos! After a weekend in Rome, they'll travel to Tuscany, where Faith's former assistant Francesca has opened a cooking school. But, along with pecorino, panna cotta, and prosecco, it looks like murder and mayhem are also on the menu!
On their fist night in the Eternal City, the Fairchilds stumble upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese. Mysterious characters from Rome resurface in Tuscany. And somebody is intent on sabotaging Francesca's new business. It's up to Faith to put everything right—and still whip up a mean Spaghetti a la Foriana, of course!
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But the fireworks are just beginning. The death is only one of the dramatic events upending the historic house. A family gathering has been called to decide who will inherit the much loved, and very valuable, estate that has been in the Proctor family for generations. Faith is juggling her own family problems. Her teenage son, Ben, has started a new job as a dishwasher at The Laughing Gull Lodge—learning things that could land him in very hot water. And her daughter Amy is worried about her new friend, Daisy Proctor.
Daisy is terrified—convinced that someone is trying to eliminate her mother from getting a share of The Birches.
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To protect her children, Faith has to find a possible murderer—before he strikes too close to her own home. 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.
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Jack and his friends refer to the nurse's office, where they line up daily for their medications, as Club Meds. 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. Three new eighth-grade girls at Cabot School find that their shared interest in mysteries comes in handy when the roommates are blamed for a series of thefts at the school. Boarding school classmates Christie, Maggie and Vicky are spending their summer vacation at Maine's Blue Heron Inn, owned by Maggie's parents, when strange things start happening -- all designed to frighten the guests. Bi Yun, who likes to call herself Blair, is attending the Cabot School on scholarship and loves her new world.
Why did Blair lie about where she lived, what are all the garments she is carrying across town and who are the strange, menacing men Blair is fearful of?
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With a mystery writer's eye for detail, Page weaves the traditions of China and Chinatown through the story, which culminates during the exciting time of Chinese New Year. Christie, Maggie, and Vicky a. Christie would like to forget it, but she can't, because Ethan steals again. There was a problem with saving your item s for later. You can go to cart and save for later there. Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 1 reviews 1 reviews. Tell us if something is incorrect.
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Faith Fairchild heads for their island cottage off the coast of Maine, where something evil is afoot. About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. 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.
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