The Body in the Piazza: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

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HarperCollins, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 256 pages
17 Reviews

Faith Fairchild is going to Italy, where murder and mayhem mix with pecorino, panna cotta, and Prosecco, in the latest entry in this "highly entertaining mystery series [that] effectively mixes modern-day moral dilemmas with charm, warmth, and humor" (Booklist)

The Body in the Piazza

To celebrate their wedding anniversary, intrepid caterer and sometime sleuth Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, are off to Italy for a vacation filled with exquisite indulgences—the art, the Chianti, the food, the Ferragamos! The plan is to spend a romantic weekend in Rome before heading to Tuscany for a stay at Cucina della Rossi, a cooking school founded by Faith's back-in-the-day assistant Francesca Rossi.

Faith is certain that the only intrigue in store for her will be learning the secret recipe for Nona Rossi's ragu. But a thicker plot begins to simmer when the Fairchilds accidentally stumble upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese. It's clear from the knife in the victim's chest that murder is on the menu.

Mysterious faces from Rome reappear in Tuscany. To Faith, this is no coincidence. And somebody is intent on sabotaging Francesca's new business by spoiling the cream and salting the flour. As Faith struggles to follow a trail more twisting than fusilli, she may be putting both herself and her husband in hot water.

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Review: The Body in the Piazza: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild #21)

User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

3.5 stars.....sure wish Goodreads would find a way to give fractional stars. Faith and her husband, clergyman Tom, after years of sermons for him, salads and sauces for her, and sporting events for ... Read full review

Review: The Body in the Piazza: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild #21)

User Review  - Mskarla - Goodreads

I'm not actually finished with this book, but I can rate it now. This is the first book I have read in this series, and it does not make me want to read more. It's just barely interesting enough that ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-one 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." In addition, she has been nominated for the Edgar Award, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the Macavity Award. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.

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