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

Posted February 22, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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

The Body in the Cast


Katherine Hall Page

It is part of the Faith Fairchild #5 series and is a amateur sleuth, mystery that was published by Avon Publications on December 1, 1994 and has 368 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 Vestibule, 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

Fifth in the Faith Fairchild cooking mystery as this amateur sleuth investigates between catering jobs, family, and her minister husband.

My Take

Well, duh, it took forever for me to figure out the relevance on the so-very obvious title! My first thoughts were broken arms, etc.

It’s interesting but those shallow dips into the behind-the-scenes action of both the film and the campaign were ho-hum. Then the acceptance and rejection by John Dunne of Faith’s detective abilities.

It’s an enjoyable read, but not one of my favorites in the Faith Fairchild series.

The Story

Have Faith up and running shortly after Amy’s birth with a job catering to a movie crew shooting a new interpretation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter. With luck, Have Faith will survive those claims of poison!

A whole new can of worms opens up for the citizens of Aleford when an unexpected election is required.

The Characters

Faith Fairchild has started up Have Faith now that Amy is born. Ben is her brother. The Reverend Tom Fairchild is Faith’s husband.

John Dunne is a detective lieutenant with the state police force.

The Title

The title is about the film crew when The Body in the Cast shows up.