Good book if you like the ski resort scene
I love Faith Fairchild, and I have not missed any of her books so far. But I must admit that this was one of my least favorite books in the series. Maybe I was imagining it, but it seemed like there were more than a few political and environmental "digs" sprinkled throughout the story line. ("Global warming is killing the ski industry.", "I hate to think what the state of the world will be [when my kids are old enough to enlist].") I don't read cozy mysteries to be preached at, even if they ARE about a preacher's wife. I'll go on to read the next one, but if Katherine Hall Page continues in this vein, she may just lose this reader ... for good!
One in a series of mysteries starring a caterer and her family. Not necessary to have read previous titles in this series.
I really like this series.
Caterer Faith Fairchild has a bad feeling about her father-in-law's decision to celebrate his seventieth birthday with a family reunion ski week at the Pine Slopes resort in Vermont -- the Fairchilds' favorite getaway since Faith's husband, the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, was a toddler. At first her unease seems unfounded -- until Faith comes across a corpse on one of the cross-country trails, the apparent victim of a heart attack.
Then one catastrophe follows another: the mysterious disappearance of the Pine Slopes' master chef, a malicious prank at the sports center, a break-in at the Fairchild condo, the sabotage of a chairlift. And when a fatal "accident" with the snow-making machines stains the slopes blood red, Faith realizes she'll have to work fast to solve a murderous puzzle -- because suddenly not only are the reunion and the beloved resort's future in jeopardy... but Faith's life is as well.
I've read almost every book in this series and all of them are good. I haven't read one in quite some time, but am glad I read this one. Good plot. Lots of mysteries to try to figure out. There are a lot of characters, but she does a great job of explaining who everyone is very clearly. Definitely would recommend it.
Advance copy/ uncorrected proof of this new mystery from an Agatha Award-winning author.