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The Body in the Vestibule
It is part of the Faith Fairchild #4 series and is a This amateur sleuth, mystery is a paperback edition that was published by Avon Publications on October 30, 2001 and has 352 pages.
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Other books in this series include Small Plates
Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Body in the Bouillon, The Body in the Cast, The Body in the Basement, The Body in the Bookcase, The Body in the Big Apple, The Body in the Moonlight, The Body in the Bonfire, The Body in the Lighthouse, The Body in the Attic, The Body in the Snowdrift, The Body in the Ivy, The Body in the Sleigh, The Body in the Bog, The Body in the Gazebo, The Body in the Boudoir, The Body in the Piazza, The Body in the Birches
Fourth in the Faith Fairchild amateur sleuth mystery series where the Fairchilds are off to Lyon, France.
Absolutely lovely as the tale creates an enlarged French family for Faith, Tom, and Ben of dinner parties, teas, and le pique-nique. When not socializing, Faith and Ben are exploring les marches, creating mouth-watering meals. In between, we live France in its apartments, city streets, and people. I do envy Ben and his opportunity to learn French.
Being Faith, we encounter murder leading to more crime until Faith unwittingly resolves the underlying issues.
Body in the Vestibule was an unexpected departure from its usual setting and my only regret is not being able to eat my way through — I need at least a bottle of wine, some brie, and a baguette! Now!
Tom, the Rev. Fairchild, has an opportunity to work on his paper on the effects of Albigensian heresy in 12th century France and, as a chef, there is no way Faith is putting up any roadblocks.
Faith Fairchild is a caterer, wife to a minister, and mom who investigates crimes. The Reverend Tom Fairchild is her husband with an amazing opportunity. Ben is their son.
The title keeps it simple, for Faith does find The Body in the Vestibule.