Book Review: Katherine Hall Page’s The Body in the Bouillon

Posted February 4, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Katherine Hall Page’s The Body in the Bouillon

The Body in the Bouillon


Katherine Hall Page

It is part of the Faith Fairchild #3 series and is a amateur sleuth, mystery that was published by Avon Publications on September 4, 2001 and has 304 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 Vestibule, 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

The third in the Faith Fairchild amateur sleuth mystery series finds Faith receiving yet another black mark.

My Take

Page has a truly homey touch in how she writes her settings and her characters. With just enough of a hint as to future scenarios that make me want to keep coming back to visit with Faith.

I do love how patient and understanding Tom is, stepping in to pick up the slack.

The Story

A close friend of her Aunt Chat’s has moved into a local retirement home only to die shortly after sending Chat a mysterious note. Naturally, Faith can’t resist investigating…especially when Dunne requests her aid.

Her husband takes up the slack by picking their three-year-old, Ben, up from playschool as Faith pitches in to help the flu-stricken kitchen at Hubbard House while body after body is found. And secret after secret spills out.

The Characters

Faith Fairchild is a caterer, minister’s wife, and mother to their three-year-old Ben. The Reverend Tom Fairchild has his congregation in Aleford, Massachusetts. Aunt Charity “Chat” Sibley is Faith’s relative and works in New York City.

Detective Lieutenant John Dunne is with the Massachusetts state police.

The Cover and Title

It’s that first death that Faith witnesses, The Body in the Bouillon.