Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-three 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 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.
While vacationing in Vermont, caterer Faith Fairchild (The Body in the Attic) and family run into trouble. Faith discovers the body of a local lawyer, the hotel chef disappears, and a bloody corpse stains snow on the slopes. A perfect puzzler for the popular sleuth. Hall lives in Lincoln, MA. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Agatha-winner Page's 15th Faith Fairchild mystery (after 2004's The Body in the Attic) offers the usual tantalizing mix-an attractive setting, great characters, good food and murder most foul. Faith, an upscale caterer, and Tom, her minister husband, join the extended Fairchild clan to celebrate the birthday of Tom's father, Dick, at the struggling Vermont ski resort of Pine Slopes. The death of an old friend of Dick's, local lawyer Boyd Harrison, from an apparent heart attack while skiing throws a pall over the reunion. The plot thickens as the family gathers. Craig, Dick's athletic youngest son, has a new wife, gorgeous gold digger Glenda; Betsey, Dick's sister, is a micromanaging dictator; Betsey's three children long for a little space to grow and her husband just longs to bow out. Throw in a missing chef, whom Faith is talked into replacing until another can be found, and the granddaughter of the resort's owners, who's going through a goth stage. Heat things up with a body discovered in the water supply of the snow-making machine, and there you have it: a perfect Faith concoction, with recipes. Agent, Faith Hamlin. (May 1) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"[A]n attractive setting, great characters, good food and murder most foul... A perfect Faith concoction."--Publishers Weekly
"[W]ell told...close, careful observations of the complicated dynamics within large families...[Page] at her solid best."--New York Times Book Review
"[W]ill leave her readers guessing until the very end and wanting another serving of Faith Fairchild."--Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"[P]erfect puzzler."--Library Journal
"Fun for all readers, and some great recipes, too."--The Stuart News (Stuart, Florida)