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

Posted March 18, 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 Moonlight

The Body in the Moonlight


Katherine Hall Page

It is part of the Faith Fairchild #10 series and is a amateur sleuth, mystery that was published by Avon Publications on February 5, 2002 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 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 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

Tenth chronologically and eleventh in the publication order in the Faith Fairchild cooking mystery series.

My Take

Faith is learning all about being a school mom with Ben going off to kindergarten this year; no separation anxiety for our boy! The only other school “problem” — and it really is a problem — is that the principal has been accused of a horrible crime.

Unfortunately for Faith, these issues will become minor to her peace of mind as she debates Tom’s fidelity and the community itself questions Faith’s motives…and starts canceling dinners right and left.

Good thing she now has the time to solve two mysteries: who would smear the school principal and who murdered Gwen. At least until more tragic death throws Faith in a new direction, solving one issue but raising others, until another meet-and-eat is set up, which scarily resolves the identity of the killer.

Man, I got so hungry reading through this. You almost need to shop the recipes in the back first so you can cook before doing the actual reading!

The Story

It should be a good fundraiser, catering a Murder Dinner to kick off the restoration campaign. Until one of the dinner guests provides them with a real victim. And Faith has a motive for having wanted her dead.

The Characters

Faith Fairchild is a caterer, the wife of a minister, and a mom. The Reverend Tom Fairchild is her spouse. Their son, Ben, is going off to kindergarten this year. Amy is their pre-school daughter. Nikki is Faith’s assistant in her business, Have Faith.

The school principal.

The First Parish 250th Anniversary Campaign is…
…to raise funds for church repairs. One idea is the Murder Dinner planned by Polly Pringle, a party planner. Gwen is a young art major getting married in a few months.

The Cover and Title

I really don’t get the cover. I don’t see what relevance it has to the storyline. I mean, a scarecrow in a field of corn?? The title is where one victim is found, The Body in the Moonlight.