Ms Hall Page writes endearing cuddle up mysteries. There is some suspense, mystery, and a little romance. This book is quite a fast read as once you start you won't want to put it down. The books are numbered in series, but by far you don't have to read them in order to enjoy and get to know the charecters. Fun read.
I was quite suprised at how this story drew me in. Quite a good read.
Much darker than most of the books I've read in this series, but a very good read.
This is a story of a minster and his wife. Faith is always finding dead bodies and solving mysteries. Enjoy thsi author greatly
What a great author!! Highly recommend any of her books!
Faith packs up the kids and her catering business for a semester's stint in Cambridge, where her minister husband, Tom, will teach at Harvard and serve the homeless. In the rambling old house the family inhabits in Cambridge, Faith's children find an old wardrobe that contains . . . not Narnia but a diary from 1946. Using a lost diary as a plot device has become something of a cliche in crime fiction, but here Page uses it quite expertly to explore what's going on in Faith's life. The diary belongs to a young woman who was held prisoner in the house by a rapacious husband. Did she live and escape? Faith caters luncheons, shops with friends, rejoices in her powerhouse sister's marriage, all the while puzzling out what it is she might want and who the woman of the diary might be--using one investigation to fuel the other. While the plot comes to a sudden and very wobbly end, Faith becomes an ever more interesting character, and the recipes included are yummy.
A little slow in the befinning but picks up speed
An interesting Faith Fairchild mystery. This one doesn't involve an actual body--or at least not a current one, but mysterious diary is found leading her to believe there may have once been a body in the attic.
Love this series. The first one I read hooked me, then I had to read the entire series!
Great mystery. It was very hard to put down.
This is a fun mystery series with Faith Fairchild, caterer. The setting here is Cambridge MA on the Harvard campus - if you know Harvard, you'll recognize sites and places. And, if you appreciate the NYC vs. Boston culture, you'll enjoy this too!
The perfect cozy - everybody dies "off screen" and that's just what I want when I snuggle down with a mystery.
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.
Typical "body in the..." cozy mystery but even after 14 books (and I've read most of them) still fresh as well as a fun read ;o)))
The title is a misnomer, it more like "The Captive Woman". There was no body in the attic. Too much historical statistics and description of the state and not enough plot. Not a mystery, more of a suspense novel.