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

Posted February 26, 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 Basement

The Body in the Basement


Katherine Hall Page

It is part of the Faith Fairchild #6 series and is a amateur sleuth, mystery that was published by Avon Publications on July 31, 2001 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 Cast, 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

Sixth in the Faith Fairchild amateur sleuth mystery series about a caterer.

My Take

The focus here is on Pix detecting in Maine while staying at her summer home — Faith is on “vacation” in this book.

I found this installment a bit Nancy Drew-ish. And all the controversy in the story revolves around fake quilts and antiques, and it ticks me off about the “fake” quilts. I understand being angry with the Smithsonian for contracting toe-catching reproductions from the Chinese, but why get pissy about 10-12 stitches-to-the-inch quilts found in an antique store? Just what makes that quilt a fake? Does this mean any quilts I’ve made are fakes?

Makes me think of that stupid toilet paper commercial where they were using knitting needles to quilt the toilet paper… Do some research and get it right…

Anyway, if quilting and antiquing while enjoying lobster-clam bakes and village Fourth of July events is your thing — read on!

The Story

Faith’s catering service is booked through the Fourth of July so Pix is going to oversee Seth’s construction of the Fairchild’s cottage only Pix finds a dead body in the dirt basement instead of the concrete she’s expecting.

The Characters

Pix Miller is Faith’s next-door neighbor and best friend. She and her family introduced Faith and her family to Sanpere Island, the Millers’ summer destination.

Seth is building a cottage for Faith and Tom Fairchild on Sanpere Island.

The Title

Yep, that’s what it is…The Body in the Basement.