The Body in the Birches #(2020)
- Title: The Body in the Birches
- Author: Katherine Hall Page
- ISBN: 9780062310828
- Page: 190
- Format: Hardcover
At home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it s all in the family, in this twenty second book in the popular mystery series.The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can t seem to cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of theAt home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder, especially when it s all in the family, in this twenty second book in the popular mystery series.The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can t seem to cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of the folks on Sanpere Island But the fireworks are just beginning After the celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth century cottage The body is identified as The Birches housekeeper, who seems to have succumbed to a heart attack The death is only one of the dramatic events upending the historic house A family gathering has been called to decide who will inherit the much loved, and very valuable, estate that has been in the Proctor family for generations With this much money involved, it s just a matter of time before trouble arises.Faith is juggling her own family problems Her teenage son, Ben, has started a new job as a dishwasher at The Laughing Gull Lodge learning things that could land him in very hot water And her daughter Amy is worried about her new friend, Daisy Proctor Daisy is terrified convinced that someone is trying to eliminate her mother from getting a share of The Birches To protect her children, Faith has to find a possible murderer before he strikes too close to her own home.
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I received this book from the Giveaway in exchange for an honest review After reading the description and the positive reviews I was looking forward to a good murder mystery Several chapters into the story I was put off by the excessive chattiness I plodded on thinking that the murder would spice things up but that was not to be The mystery lost in all the attention paid to the family drama I found that there were too many characters crammed into a relatively short space and I never connected wi [...]
Twenty first chronologically and twenty second in the publication order in the Faith Fairchild cooking mystery series in the Faith Fairchild cooking mystery series and usually revolving around Faith, a chef, mother, and wife The focus is on another family on Sanpere Island and their family dramas over The Birches.My TakeIt s a tale of inheritance and the family battles it can inspire It s not just Aunt Priscilla s house, but worries that a number of characters have or about which they ve heard T [...]
The Body in the Birches by Katherine Hall Page is listed as a Mystery The mystery is who will Uncle Paul decide to give his deceased wife s family property to, as instructed in her will.I plodded through pages and pages of backstory information wondering when the murder would happen When Uncle Paul s longtime cook dies, I thought finally, the business of solving whodunit will begin But, no, the death was not deemed suspicious The cast of characters was long I lost track of who the family members [...]
Just looking at the cover, I knew I would have to read this book I love trees and an island in Maine makes me think of Cape Cod Too close to home to miss.Katherine Hall Page is a prolific writer, with many body books How have I not heard of her before The Birches on Sanpere Island had been handed down through the generations.This also makes me think of Cape Cod, where cottages are passed down There are so many things that remind me of the Cape, that I felt right at home Like the boat parade and [...]
Dollycas s ThoughtsThis is the kind of story I expect from Katherine Hall Page, a murder mystery with tons of family drama This is one of my favorite cozy series When a series lasts this long the characters are like old friends Faith and Tom s children have grown up right before our eyes It is hard to believe Ben is a teenager, but Tom and Faith seem exactly the same I would love to have them as neighbors We again travel to Maine with the Fairchilds and it is not your typical family vacation The [...]
I received this book from the publisher as a review copy and am so glad I ve read it It s a wonderful mystery, full of suspense and interesting characters Sometimes the latter books in a mystery series can get to seem all the same, but not with the Faith Fairchild mysteries The author is able to keep the series going with intriguing plot lines and character development.In this novel, the 22nd in the series, Faith is spending the summer at a friends because her home is being renovated Just as the [...]
2.5 stars and thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss Above the Treeline This cozy mystery is set in New England Sophie is getting over a hard break up and her mother wants her to claim the family vacation cottage now that Aunt Priscilla is dead.Many will find this a really congenial read It is part of an established series of over a dozen titles thus far For myself, I found it too chatty I don t need to see this many characters described in a short space, I would prefer to let their actions sp [...]
There wasn t much choice at the library, so I saw this pretty cover and the storyline sounded interesting However, too much talk about something I did not need to know Facts about this place and that felt cut and pasted No flow Characters two dimensional and shallow Just not my taste.
Too little Faith Fairchild and too much Sophie Maxwell It s like that awkward episode of a TV show where they re setting up a spinoff.
I found this book fairly interesting Faith was in Maine with her family when Tom was called about his mother s illness and had to leave Most of the story concerned Sophie and her large family who were visiting at the Birches near Faith Sophie s uncle Paul has called the family together to decide who is to inherit the beach home on Sanpere Island since his wife Priscilla had died previously and left instructions in her will that it be handled this way There are 2 murders and several apparent atte [...]
This is a murder mystery in which an upper crust New England family descends upon their summer cottage on an island off the coast of Maine in order to vie for the inheritance A neighbor, caterer and minister s wife Faith Fairchild, who has the cozy mystery penchant for stumbling across corpses, is somewhat involved, but most of the POV is dedicated to one of the contestants, Sophie, who is licking her wounds after giving up her prestigious law firm job for a love affair that went sour Then peopl [...]
A former co worker introduced me to this series many years ago, than I care to think about I ve been a fan of the series ever since Part of the appeal for me is that it s set locally though this story is set in Maine instead of Massachusetts I have fun picking out and identifying the real locations and businesses that inspired Page s fictional versions Although this story is set in Maine, I was delighted to be part of the tour for it.As I read the story, I kept thinking how the story was about [...]
Let s just start with, half way through the book I had to look at the cover again to ensure that this was promoted as a mystery Yep, right there on the cover it states A Faith Fairchild Mystery The title sounded like a mystery, The Body in the Birches , yet 2 3 s into the book no murders had taken place, there was no mystery to solve except for why am I still reading this DULL DULL DULL The majority of the book is focused on a dysfunctional family who are all vying for Uncle Paul to leave the ho [...]
In this book, the 22nd in the Faith Fairchild mystery series, Faith and her family arrived on Sanpere Island in Maine for a summerlong visit Since their own cottage was being renovated, they stayed with Faith s friend, Pix, and her extended family at one of the larger summer homes The home next door, The Birches, was owneed by Priscilla, the last of her generation of Proctors Rather that leave it to one descendant in her will, she requested her husband, Paul, to pick the new owner from the famil [...]
This is 23 in the series, and I ve read them all I m not generally a series reader, but started this one by accident of some discarded paperbacks, and have compulsively continued reading about Faith Fairchild since The author s sense of humor and lack of pretense make this series fun As a New Englander, I can both appreciate and be skeptical of the highly stereotypical characters This latest entry is a weak one too many characters and the plotline is a mess Faith Fairchild, our Waspy caterer, mi [...]
This book was a huge disappointment for me It read like a food diary than a mystery, and by the end I really just didn t care how things turned out I got this book for free from a giveaway.
After pages and pages of backstory on dozens of people, none of whom I found interesting, I sent this back to the library.
Faith Fairchild murder mystery on island off Maine coast So many family characters, and friends of, that confusing at times.
I ve had this book for several months, but just worked through it and finished it It took several attempts and restarts to move past the first 30 pages There s so much description and detail that, in the beginning, I had to keep rereading because I didn t want to miss anything turns out, I didn t need to know all that info There are so many characters to keep track of, and it even goes so far as to tell us the names of someone s dogs and that a previous dog had died and it never amounted to anyt [...]
22 Set on Sanpere Island, ME, Faith, Ben and Amy are staying with Pix s Mom, Ursula at the Pines, while their camp is being enlarged, and Tom is in Mass with his family after his mother s heart attack But the talk of the Island is who will inherit The Birches Uncle Paul McAllister convinced his wife and The Birches owner, Aunt Priscilla, to let him decide a year after she died All her nieces and nephews and their offspring have arrived at the Birches for the month of July at the end of the month [...]
The pleasure in reading Page s series is not so much the mystery which is often incidental, but the descriptions of place and settings particularly those involving food The protagonist Faith Fairchild is a caterer as well as wife of a minister and mother of two children In The Body in the Birchs Faith s character is secondary to a visiting neighbor, Sophie whose complicated love life and struggle over a family legacy comprise the plot Page neatly invites the reader into the Maine summer people i [...]
Ugh, this book was inane and tedious I probably should have stopped reading it, but didn t The characters were one dimensional, the POV switching was handled poorly, there was very little substance The only redeeming factor, if it can be called one, is that it is an easy read I can t imagine how this book series got into the 20s if all the books are this bad this is the first one I ve read.
SoI really enjoyed the world the author created surprise, surpriseKaren likes a book set in a big old New England summer cottage on the coast of Maine and the mystery did have a somewhat surprising turn at the end I also really enjoyed the cooking recipes aspect as the main charater is a caterer The writing, not so much There were weird gaps jumps at times and I was like, what did I miss However, I discovered this is actually 22 in the series and I just went and downloaded 1, so I guess it wasn [...]
I have read this author before and was mildly entertained I only picked this one up because I happened to be visiting the vacation setting where the story occurs and it was fun to recognize the locale It was true to life in the description of struggles to hit just the right tone when parenting a teenage son, balancing freedom with safety.
Glad to re discover this delightful series.
Lacked in getting a good story started.
Another great Faith Fairchild mystery New characters, delicious food A fun, relaxing read.
Not much in the way of a mysteryNot much in the way of a mystery Just some deaths I didn t care one way or the other whether anyone was killed Actually I wanted to kill off most of the characters So much for discovering a new author to P.D James for me Too wordy trying to describe things that didn t add to the plot.
Faith and her family are staying for part of the summer with friends at The Pines, a home on Sanpere Island, while they wait for their own home to be finished and ready to move back into While there, she runs into her kids old babysitter, Sophie Maxwell It turns out Sophie has been ordered to the island by her mother, Babs, who is on a cruise with her new husband, and needs Sophie to represent her Why Because her Uncle Paul is going to make a decision about who is going to get the family cottage [...]
Katherine Hall Page takes her main character, Faith Fairchild, back to Sanpere Island, Maine for another summer of mystery and murder I always enjoy the books set in Maine, and this one was no exception This time, Page divides the novel s third person point of view between Faith and a new character, the likeable Sophie Maxwell, whose family has been called to the clan s summer cottage to allow their uncle by marriage to decide which family member will be the sole inheritor of his late wife s pro [...]
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