The Body in the Kelp (Faith Fairchild #2)
The Old Maid's Puzzle
It seems as if nothing is going to liven up Faith Fairchild's deathly dull vacation on Maine's Sanpere Island until she buys a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction. Lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, Faith's purchase turns out to be quite a bargain indeed especially when she discovers it to be a map to...more
Note: I've read this entire series up to The Body in the Attic, and the best rating I've given any of them is 2 stars, which is sad and says a lot abo ...more
If you’ve never dipped into this series before, you need to know that Faith Fairchild is a city girl big-time. She’s quintessentially New York, but her marriage to a New England minister and the consequent birth of their son, Ben, means getting home to the city doesn’t happen often.
It’s summer as the book begins, and Faith, Tom, and young Ben have rented a farmhouse in southern ...more
Mystery/1991/St. Martin's/246 LP
#2 in Faith Fairchild series
1990's/Sampere Island, Maine
Faith Fairchild/ minister's wife, former caterer, mother to Ben
1st lines: Matilda Prescott was sitting up in bed piecing a quilt.
Comments: Nice comfortable read. Faith and family are summering on a small island off the coast of ME. Her friend Pix has a home there and suggested they try this area. A nice mix of summer people and islanders are included in ...more
It's a (pb) mystery, published by Avon Mystery, 1992. Faith Fairchild (who will undoubtedly solve the mystery) is on vacation in Maine. Her husband is away, and her 2-year-old, Benjamin is asleep. (The house is rented, with lots of books on the shelves.)
"After a hasty supper she read to Benjamin and settled him into his crib, then got an Angela Thirkell out of the bookcase and went to bed herself. She must have slept, because when she looked at the clock several hours had ...more
i've discovered the "trick" into solving these ones quickly (i.e. within one page of being introduced to the murderer). the killer must be someone that faith has absolutely no suspicion of (not someone who gets dragged into jail under suspicion by someone else. i mean, someone who seems above suspicion). there will usually be 2-3 of these characters (who don't end up dead) by the middle of the book, so it should be fairly easy to pick out the real culprit. it's t ...more
J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" "To Whom It May Concern" and "Tell Me About the United Metho ...more
The story was interesting, the locale lovely. and characters well depicted. This was the first cozy mystery I've read where the murderer came as complete surprise to me. (and I've read MANY!) Only in thinking back through the story did I see how everything fit together perfectly. A great read.
Another cozy read. This one involves summering in Maine, quilting, cooking (naturally), and a quilt treasure hunt. Makes me want to haul out my own Ickis. Again, naturally, this is Faith so we have to have another murder or four and their reasons are so crappy...naturally...
I get so hungry reading about Faith and her kitchen activities, I gotta go find somethin' to eat.
Just discovered these Faith Fairchild mysteries, and enjoying them immensely. It is curious, though how one lady can find herself in the middle of trouble so often. Shades of J.B.Fletcher....anywhere these ladies go, murder will be found!