The Body in the Gallery: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild Mysteries #17) (Mass Market)

The Body in the Gallery: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild Mysteries #17) By Katherine Hall Page Cover Image

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This is book number 17 in the Faith Fairchild Mysteries series.


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 café 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 façade 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.

About the Author

Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-five previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story “The Would-Be Widower.” The recipient of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, she has been nominated for the Edgar, the Mary Higgins Clark, the Maine Literary, and the Macavity awards. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.

Praise For…

“savory” — Publishers Weekly

“[W]ell told...close, careful observations of the complicated dynamics within large families...[Page] at her solid best.” — New York Times Book Review

“Page keeps the reader guessing to the very end.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“It’s rare to get a writer who out-plots Christie, but Page does a fine job.” — The Globe and Mail

“Page builds tension and makes us care about the suspects’ troubled lives.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The high level of suspense...makes for engrossing reading.” — Romantic Times BOOKclub

“...intricately plotted...” — Boston Globe

“Delicious books...sheer fun.” — State Journal-Register (Springfield)

“Enchanting... well-written.... Page’s style is entertaining and unpretentiously cultured.” — Portland Herald

“This book is a great take-along for a summer vacation.” — El Paso Times

“Engrossing...Page continues to hit the mark with this charming series.” — Publishers Weekly

“An expert at the puzzle mystery.” — Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“A New England ambience that’s irresistable.” — The Hartford Courant

“A delightful series.” — Cozies, Capers & Crimes

“It sparkles like a yankee pond on a bright autumn day!” — Washington Post Book World

“Intriguing.” — Bangor Daily News

“Faith’s fans are sure to be pleased.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Faith is a gem.” — Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Page builds atmosphere and tension beautifully, mesmerizing the reader.” — Romantic Times BOOKclub

“Page’s literary concoction is satisfying and surprisingly delicious.” — Los Angeles Times

“Readers will find treasures aplenty in these fast-flying pages.” — Publishers Weekly

“Peopled with entertaining and resourceful characters and sprinkled with mouth-watering recipes.” — Dallas Morning News

“[A]n attractive setting, great characters, good food and murder most foul... A perfect Faith concoction.” — Publishers Weekly

“The author writes with grace and gentle wit, expertly weaving all her material together into a satisfying whole.” — Denver Post

“Spine-tingling.” — Library Journal

“This whodunit provides fully satisfying fare for a cold winter’s night around the fire.” — Publishers Weekly

“This highly entertaining series effectively mixes modern-day moral dilemmas with charm, warmth, and humor.” — Booklist

“Tightly written, with strong characterizations and delightful descriptions of its New England setting...enticing conclusion.” — Publishers Weekly

“Warmhearted yet acerbic, cozy without being sappy, with luscious recipes as a bonus.” — The Poisoned Pen

“As cozy as any hand-knit shawl.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Diverting...This is a mystery that will make the reader chuckle while they try to figure out who done it.” — The Trenton Times

“Fun...a little mystery with a big-hearted love of NYC...[Readers] will enjoy Big Apple.” — Denver Rocky Mountain News

“For readers who want an updated Nancy Drew, this is just the ticket.” — School Library Journal

“Entertaining and ingeniously deceptive murder mystery.” — Booklist

“Jaunty, breezy...Bouillon tastes great” — Boston Herald

“I found it very easy to fall into this polished whodunit...appetizing...enticing.” — Mystery News

“May there be many more adventures ahead for Christie, Vicky, and Maggie.” — Jean Lowery Nixon Two-Time Edgar Award Winner

“Lively...spirited characterization and energetic plotting.” — Publishers Weekly

“Katherine Hall Page’s series just gets more sophisticated and graceful...most intriguing yet.” — Kate's Mystery Books Newsletter

“The combination of crime, Faith’s cordon bleu dishes, and New England in the snow is, as usual, irresistable.” — The Drood Review of Mystery

“Satisfying...a mystery to be savored...wonderfully drawn characters and a deliciously paced plot.” — Kate's Mystery Books Newsletter

“Realistic and well-drawn characters...alluring, appealing, well-written, and savory.” — Mystery News

“There are many strings in this cat’s cradle, all woven with sophistication and quiet humor and style.” — Mostly Murder

“The evocative superb and detailed as only Faith’s wicked eye and wit can describe.” — Kate's Mystery Books Newsletter

“[W]ill leave her readers guessing until the very end and wanting another serving of Faith Fairchild.” — Bangor Daily News (Maine)

“Katherine Page’s characters are delightful and the plot in each subsequent book gets better and better...funny and exciting.” — Mostly Murder

“A down to earth...entertaining read.” — Rendezvous

“Enchanting...well-written...Page’s style is entertaining and unpretentiously cultured.” — Portland Press Herald

“[P]erfect puzzler.” — Library Journal

“A thoroughly modern heroine...her admiring fans will look forward to many more delicious offerings.” — Mostly Murder

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060763701
ISBN-10: 0060763701
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 28th, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Faith Fairchild Mysteries