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The Body in the Basement (Faith Fairchild #6)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  321 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A Good Foundation ... For MurderPix Miller, Faith Fairchild's next-door neighbor, expects to find more than a hole in the ground when she goes to check on the progress of the summer cottage the Fairchilds are having built on Maine's Sanpere Island. She expects a concrete foundation. What she doesn't expect is a very dead body wrapped in a very valuable antique quilt! The d ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 31st 2001 by Avon (first published 1994)
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Kathy Davie
Part of the Faith Fairchild New England mysteries series, the focus here is on Pix detecting in Maine while staying at her summer home---Faith's on "vacation" in this book. Faith's catering service is booked through the Fourth of July so Pix is going to oversee Seth's construction of the Fairchild's cottage only Pix finds a dead body in the dirt basement instead of the concrete she's expecting.

All of the controversy in the story revolves around fake quilts and antiques so if quilting and antiqui
I didn't like this book as much as the previous ones in the series, since it was about Faith's friend, next-door neighbor and now employee, Pix Miller. Faith phones it in, literally, and only appears on the scene in the last ten pages. I checked the font cover, and it doesn't say "A Faith Fairchild Mystery," but it is part of her series. The mystery was decent, although Pix doesn't come close to actually solving it, but just stumbles blindly into the path of the murderer holding a gun. I do like ...more
Apr 25, 2015 Pat rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
Camp in Maine, pranks.
Fake antiques.
BJ Rose
Maybe if I'd started this series at the beginning, I'd know enough about the characters to accept the premise that Faith and Pix (how's that for the name of a thirty-something woman?!) would conduct their sleuthing over the telephone. Apparently, Faith is the expert amateur sleuth, and Pix needs help from her friend and mentor.

This was an OK read, but a very weak 3* from me; usually a cozy-mystery moves along quickly for me, but this one was very sluggish. It's apparently a successful series, b
This takes place in summer with Faith in Alford and Pix in Sanpere. The Fairchilds are building a house on Sanpere Island. With Pix there to supervise, Faith knows it is in good hands. Pix and her daughter Samantha walk over to see the site. They take the dogs and it is the dogs that find a body in the basement of the Fairfield's unfinished house. Samantha works for a children's camp where some odd activities start toccur. Without Faith, Pix starts to vsearch for clues to tge murder and the anti ...more
Aug 14, 2011 Margaret added it
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I have to say it's my favorite "Faith Fairchild" mystery to date by Katherine Hall Page, ironically because the character of Faith Fairchild was very minor in the story - all the sleuthing was done by my favorite character, Pix Miller. The title should really say "A Pix Miller mystery"! Also loved the setting of an island off the coast of Maine - that part of the country is so lovely - this book made me long to spend another vacation there.
Judy Goodnight
Actually I'd rate this a 2.5 star book.

It's the first book in which Faith is just a side character and the main story is carried by Faith's friend, Pix Miller. We're back on Sanpere Island in Maine and this time Pix finds a body in the basement foundation of what is to be the Fairchild's new summer home.

The story just didn't quite do it for me. Too many "too stupid to live" moments in my estimation.
A switch up from just Faith trying to solve mysteries. Many different things going on at once.
another faith fairchild mystery that I truly enjoyed. the focus this time was on Pix's crime solving abilities as she was on her summer vacation on Sanpere island. another quick read with good plot turns.
Never understood why this was considered a Faith Fairchild Mystery when the protagonist is Faith's neighbor. It didn't work for me. The story developed so slowly and seemed to just drag on and on.
I have enjoyed this series. This book, however, minimized the typical lead character. I basically missed Faith.
Dawn Leitheuser
Loved it! Couldn't put it down, had to read it to the end! Can't wait to get my hands on another!
Anne Bannon
Not as fun as Page's other entries in the series, but it still kept me guessing and I liked it.
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Katherine Hall Page is the author of fifteen previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery and the most recent of which, The Body in the Snowdrift, was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel. Page also won an Agatha for her short story "The Would-Be Widower." She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. (from the publisher's w ...more
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