Wasn't quite what I expected, but I did finish it and enjoyed it. Light reading. I'm copying the recipes that are printed at the end of the story.
If you like Faith Fairchild stories, you'll enjoy this one featuring her next-door neighbor, Pix Miller. And, if you're like me, you'll like the recipes offered at the end of the story!
This book centered more around Faith's friend Pix but it was still an enjoyable cozy! I love the island setting.
From Kirkus Reviews
A nasty surprise awaits Faith Fairchild's old friend Pix Miller when she goes to check on the construction of Faith's new summer house on Maine's Sanpere Island: There's a body carefully wrapped in a quilt hidden in the basement. Even though the contractor would soon have covered the corpse of itinerant restorer Mitchell Pierce in cement with no one being the wiser, still, as Pix's elderly mother sagely remarks, ``It's not the way one likes to start a new house.'' (Faith's own reaction: ``It'll be weeks before they let us continue.'') And the trouble on Sanpere has just begun: Pix's daughter Samantha finds three decapitated mice at her summer camp, a display of plastic bats with painted blood, and a gull with its throat slit. Sounds like decorator Valerie Atherton's incorrigible teen Duncan Cowley. But would Duncan really kill Mitch Pierce--or local celebrity quilter Adelaide Bainbridge, who's found wrapped in another quilt? Or are the crimes connected instead, as Pix suspects, to a ring of antiques forgers that may just include the off-island stranger who'd been so attentive to Addie? Though Pix does duty for barely-there Faith (The Body in the Cast, 1993, etc.), the mixture is otherwise familiar. Unremittingly nice suspects and down-east recipes establish a family-values backdrop for a killer who faces the need to kill Pix by fretting: ``Our parents used to play bridge together.'' -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really enjoyed this light-hearted mystery. The Maine setting makes me want to visit there again. I've been to many of the places mentioned in the book and it brings back great memories.