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The Body in the Gazebo by Katherine Hall Page

30 Jun

The Body in the Library by Katherine Hall Page

I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for an honest review.

From the inside cover flap:

“I have to tell you something . . . something that happened a long time ago.”  When Ursula Lyman Rowe speaks these words to Faith Fairchild from her sickbed in Aleford, Massachusetts, Faith has no idea what lies in store for her.

It all starts when Ursula’s daughter, Pix Miller, Faith’s best friend and neighbor, reluctantly leaves town for her son’s wedding prepartations. Pix knows that Faith and her husband, the Reverend Thomas Fairchild, will keep an eye on the slowly recovering Ursula.  What she and Faith don’t know is that the tale Ursula spins over the course of several weeks will reveal an unsolved crime dating back to 1929 and the Great Depression.

Meanwhile, more current mysteries are brewing. The discretionary fund at the church has been pilfered and the Reverend Fairchild is the only person with access to it. As a rumors spread through town, Faith must clear her husbands’ name before it’s irreparably damaged.  And when Pix meets her in-laws-to-be for the first time, she’s in for the surprise of her life . . .

The Faith Fairchild Mysteries are one of my favorite cozy series.

What I liked about the book:  In this book there are two mysteries – one vintage and one modern day. At first I thought that might make for a confusing read, but Page does a nice job of moving between the mysteries.While this was not a fast paced, on the edge of your seat, page turner of a read it was a rather enjoyable one. It’s a light read and the murder having occurred so many years ago allows the reader some distance.  I enjoyed learning more about  the minor characters in Faith’s world. Not only do we learn more about Ursula, but we get some insight into Faith’s assistant, Niki and Urusula’s daughter Pix. Of course the recipes included at the end of the book are always an added bonus.

What I didn’t like about the book: There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about the book.It was a nice light entertaining read.

This is a good series for anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries centered around food.

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