The Body in the Bonfire (Faith Fairchild Series #12)

The Body in the Bonfire (Faith Fairchild Series #12)

by Katherine Hall Page
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The Body in the Bonfire (Faith Fairchild Series #12) by Katherine Hall Page

"The noose was on his pillow, the dark rope starkly outlined against the crisp linen case ..."Massachusetts caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild is back in the twelfth delectable mystery by award-winning author Katherine Hall Page. The incomparable ex-New Yorker's investigative prowess is put to its most stringent test when twisted hatred and blind bigotry become ingredients for murder. THE BODY IN THE BONFIRE

Taking advantage of the January doldrums in the catering business, Faith goes undercover at Mansfield Academy, a prestigious prep school, after learning about anonymous racist attacks against senior, Daryl Martin. During the school's Project Term, she volunteers to teach Cooking for Idiots, and soon learns more about the darker side of adolescence and the academic in-fighting at Mansfield than she wants to know. Someone, determined to undermine her inquiries, tampers with the ingredients for her cooking demonstrations. Then the incinerated remains of Faith's prime suspect are discovered in the smoldering ashes of the traditional Project Term. It's not mischief but murder!The headmaster's wife, an expert on Russian art...and men; the history teacher with a cultlike following; the loner, junior Zach Cohen, hacker extraordinaire; and Internet obsessed freshman Danny Miller, the son of Faith's best friend and neighbor, are all connected, but how? Faith frantically struggles to make sense of it, all too aware of the killer's deadly presence tracking her every move. It's a race to save Mansfield and her own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380813858
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Series: Faith Fairchild Series , #12
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 308,245
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-two previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story “The Would-Be Widower.” The recipient of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, she has also been nominated for the Edgar, the Mary Higgins Clark, the Maine Literary, and the Macavity Awards. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.

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Body in the Bonfire 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was fun to read; enjoyed it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks back to Ethics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Ugh do not... no offence Jared. Sorry." Walks out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey how are u erik is on wating
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She walked inn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will you people PLEASE stop texting through book reviews?!!! It's very disrespectful and unkind!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh ok does a back flip near the water
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"We were just making small talk."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wjoever planned it did terrible
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Patsy Avery asks her friend caterer Faith Fairchild to teach a cooking course for idiots at the all male high school, Mansfield Academy in Aleford, Massachusetts. Patsy actually wants Faith to use the cooking course as a cover to ferret out who is committing hate crimes against African-American scholarship student Daryl Martin. The amateur sleuth agrees though she loathes teaching male teenagers.

As Faith teaches her class, she beings to investigate the students who most likely sent the hateful e-mail, nasty newspaper clippings, and the noose to Daryl. However, her inquiries take a twist when someone murders Faith¿s prime suspect Sloane Buxton with Daryl as the prime suspect. Now Faith feels obligated to prove the Roxbury resident is not only innocent but also the victim of a heinous crime.

When THE BODY IN THE BONFIRE stays focused on the hate crime, readers receive a tremendous regional cozy. When the plot spins into a murder mystery, the story line remains solid and well written, but much of the excitement is lost as if the air was let out of the balloon. Katherine Hall Paige cooks an engaging morsel that cozy and culinary mystery readers will take pleasure in especially when the delightful lead character teaches her students how to cook.

Harriet Klausner