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The Body in the Ivy


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Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-three 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.


Agatha Award-winner Page pays clever homage to Christie's Ten Little Indians in the 16th outing of her Faith Fairchild series, which finds the amateur sleuth trapped on a remote New England island with a group of imperiled weekend guests. Faith is invited to the island by reclusive bestselling author, Barbara Bailey Bishop, presumably to cater the gathering, but Faith soon suspects that she and the other guests, the hostess's former classmates from Seven Sisters-style Pelham College, have all been invited under false pretenses. Flashbacks to the class of '70s school days reveal that Barbara's twin sister, Helene "Prin" Prince, fell from a campus tower the night before graduation an apparent suicide. After a northeaster cuts off all access to the mainland, one of the guests is found dead. As the death toll mounts, Faith seeks answers and wonders if she will be the next victim. Readers of the series will relish this addition; Christie fans will enjoy an engaging tribute. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"Page builds tension and makes us care about the suspects' troubled lives."--Kirkus Reviews
"Page keeps the reader guessing to the very end."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Readers of the series will relish this addition; Christie fans will enjoy an engaging tribute."--Publishers Weekly
..".intricately plotted..."--Boston Globe

Caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild gets entangled in a reimagining of the Agatha Christie tale And Then There Were None when a mystery writer tries to solve the death of her sister 30 years earlier. The 16th in the series. Page lives in Massachusetts. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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