Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Body in the Moonlight: A Faith Fairchild Mystery” as Want to Read:
The Body in the Moonlight: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Body in the Moonlight: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild #11)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  418 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Minister's wife Faith Fairchild is excited about catering her church's restoration campaign kickoff at historic Ballou House. But when a beautiful young woman dies moments after finishing dessert, Faith is suddenly in serious trouble. Not only is her business in jeopardy -- but Aleford's wagging tongues are suggesting that Faith herself laced the goodie with cyanide, havin ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Body in the Moonlight, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Body in the Moonlight

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Kathy Davie
Mar 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Tenth chronologically and eleventh in the publication order in the Faith Fairchild cooking mystery series.

My Take
Faith is learning all about being a school mom with Ben going off to kindergarten this year; no separation anxiety for our boy! The only other school "problem" — and it really is a problem — is that the principal has been accused of a horrible crime.

Unfortunately for Faith, these issues will become minor to her peace of mind as she debates Tom's fidelity and the community itself quest
...more
Erin
Aug 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
was surprised at how disturbed I was by the unexpected rockiness in Tom and Faith's til-now so-stable marriage. I was as invested in seeing the chatacters' happiness restored as I was in solving the mystery.
Patti
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great mystery! I didn't figure it out!
Jeanne
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was fun - I'd try more books by her.
Nolan
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Faith Fairchild has to be one of the most endearing amateur sleuths in any book anywhere. She's that rare combination of sophisticated city woman and practical, down-to-earth mom and wife.I'd love to eat a meal of her creation, but I'd like it even more if she could enjoy the meal with me.

Faith is the proprietor of Have Faith, a catering company she originally established in New York City and revived in the small Massachusetts town where her husband is a minister. Often, Faith's Big Apple perspe
...more
Anne
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a big controversy in Tom Fairchild's church. Should the church repair the steeple or the crypt? Regardless of which they decide to do, the congregation realizes that a fund-raising campaign is needed. And who else should do the catering for the fund-raising dinner than Faith Fairchild, wife of the pastor. Faith and her assistant prepare their usual delicious meal, but everyone is horrified when one of the guests dies of poisoning after eating dessert. Faith immediately becomes the prim ...more
Addison Public Library
While the congregation is still considering whether to spend money on the crypt or the steeple, obnoxious party planner Polly Pringle decides a mystery dinner would be the perfect fundraiser with four local mystery authors as special guests. Everyone is shocked when a guest dies of cyanide poisoning. Of course Faith catered the dinner and can't help but get involved in the murder investigation. Faith considers the suspects and looks into her own heart before the truth becomes clear. 11th in the ...more
Ellen Moore
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another interesting Faith Fairchild mystery. I did not like the problems Faith and Tom appeared to be having in this book and the secrets both kept, since they appeared to be so happily married in other books of the series which I have read. I am not certain that the rather vague explanation given for their problems toward the end of the book satisfied me. The murders which occurred and were being investigated by Faith to salvage her catering business offered some twists and turns and s ...more
Judy Goodnight
This one started off slow for me, but then picked up speed. Actually, what might have been responsible for the early slowness was the unease engendered by the feeling of "something's wrong in Faith & Tom's marriage." At this point in the series, I've come to believe in the relationship between these characters and it was uncomfortable to see the distance between them. If anything, however, the author has become able to reach a little deeper and produce more than just a fluffy, cozy mystery f ...more
BeParticular
I would suggest that readers of this series skip this one. It was not at all up to Katherine Page Hall's previous standards. Faith was in a funk throughout the entire book, the new characters were thinly drawn, and the murderer and the motivation for the murder were both over-the-top lame. Plus, for this 11th book in the series, the author creates a close familial relationship with a character that, as far as I can recall, had never been mentioned before. I consider that a very lazy plot device. ...more
Fmorlan
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Faith Fairchild, new yorker at heart but minister's wife in aleford, mass. She has two children and a catering business. But with all that has also a tendancy to find dead bodies. In this book, she has catered an event where murder mystery is the basis until real murder has occurred. Other events intrude on her trying to solve the murder which makes it an interesting time for Faith and her aleford residents.
Gail
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faith has finally returned. This book was based on Faith rather than one of her friends. I enjoy the books in this series with Faith as the main character. Katherine Hall Page has developed the character of Faith very well. I feel something is missing if Faith is not the star in the book. I hope she continues to remain so in the rest of the series
Jenny
Jul 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ending wasn't as good as the rest of the book, but I read it quickly. I liked the references to Massachusetts and the Boston area, since I live around here!
Faith, the main character, is likeable, and hopefully her business gets back to booming soon!
Karen GoatKeeper
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book about Faith Fairchild. I was slow to move into the story but that was mostly due to interruptions. Once I started reading it went well. The ending wasn't a complete surprise but was unexpected.
Preeta
Apr 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a simple mystery but an interesting local read. I have been told this is not the best Faith Fairchild to start with, but it was fun to connect the fiction to the reality and contemplate making the recipes in the appendix.
Patricia Gligor
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another wonderful Faith Fairchild mystery.
Betsy Murphy
It was a very good story line wished I started with the very first book with this character for if you don't know the story line it gets confusing - I did .
Kim
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very depressing and depressive tone throughout this book. NOT a fun read at ALL. Very different from the other Faith Fairchild books I've read.
Chris
Love her books! A nice easy read and yet suspenseful!
Love all her charactors and the history of the town and it's people.
Donna
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great new discovery for me. Now I am going to have to track down the first 10 to read!
Lisa
Aug 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I enjoyed this one too. The mystery was pretty good, you don't figure it out until K writes it. I enjoy the wacky characters in Faith's small town.
Cathy Houston
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very well constructed mystery
Shirley Evans
This was an easy book to read and quite enjoyable. I didn't pick the murderer who was a bit unbelievable but I enjoyed the food descriptions. Smothered pork chops! Yum, or not?
Jennifer
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hated the ending, but I liked the rest of it. I especially liked the Author's Note.
Pat
Faith Fairchild
Kathie
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a very good story, bad clues that didn't connect to any real story line. Didn't like this one.
Lora Rayner
rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2013
Barbara
rated it liked it
Jun 25, 2014
Amy
rated it it was amazing
May 15, 2014
Candace
rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Bread on Arrival (Heaven Lee, #4)
  • The Baked Bean Supper Murders (Eugenia Potter, #2)
  • The Secret Ingredient Murders (Eugenia Potter, #6)
  • Mozzarella Most Murderous (A  Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, #7)
  • A Fatal Vineyard Season (Martha's Vineyard Mystery #10)
  • Sucker Punch (A Candy Shop Mystery, #5)
  • A Catered Birthday Party (A Mystery with Recipes, #6)
  • Assault and Pepper (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery, #13)
  • Holy Terrors (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #3)
  • Never Nosh a Matzo Ball
21167
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
More about Katherine Hall Page...

Other Books in the Series

Faith Fairchild (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • The Body in the Belfry (Faith Fairchild, #1)
  • The Body in the Kelp (Faith Fairchild, #2)
  • The Body in the Bouillon (Faith Fairchild, #3)
  • The Body in the Vestibule (Faith Fairchild, #4)
  • The Body in the Cast (Faith Fairchild, #5)
  • The Body in the Basement (Faith Fairchild, #6)
  • The Body in the Bog (Faith Fairchild, #7)
  • The Body in the Fjord (Faith Fairchild, #8)
  • The Body in the Bookcase (Faith Fairchild, #9)
  • The Body in the Big Apple (Faith Fairchild, #10)