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The Body in the Kelp (1992)

by Katherine Hall Page

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I came late to this mystery series starting with the newer books first. This volume is the second in the series of cozy mysteries featuring minister's wife, Faith Fairchild, displaced New Yorker and Foodie. This series works in real time as the characters age and evolve as time passes. So it was a bit of a treat to see the characters at younger ages than that to which I was accustomed. The setting for "The Body in the Kelp" was Maine instead of the usual Aleford, MA and offered a rich view of island life Down East. Add a really interesting mystery and you've got a great read. But I must admit I really don't understand what's so offensive about hot dogs and casseroles. ( )
  lesaneace | Oct 16, 2013 |
I came late to this mystery series starting with the newer books first. This volume is the second in the series of cozy mysteries featuring minister's wife, Faith Fairchild, displaced New Yorker and Foodie. This series works in real time as the characters age and evolve as time passes. So it was a bit of a treat to see the characters at younger ages than that to which I was accustomed. The setting for "The Body in the Kelp" was Maine instead of the usual Aleford, MA and offered a rich view of island life Down East. Add a really interesting mystery and you've got a great read. But I must admit I really don't understand what's so offensive about hot dogs and casseroles. ( )
  lesaneace | Apr 3, 2013 |
Second in the Faith Fairchild cosy mysteries by Katherine Hall Page. Faith's son Benjamin is now in his terrible twos. She, Tom, and Benjamin, on the suggestion of their neighbor Pix Miller, go to Sanpere island off the coast of Maine for a vacation. Tom loves it, Faith isn't so sure, especially not when Tom has to leave for a church camp that lasts a couple of weeks. Things get especially upsetting when she and Benjamin find the body of a young man, a local potter, whom she had liked. She gets distracted, though, by a quilt she buys at auction that seems to be a map to a treasure rumored to belong to the now-deceased quilter.

Another good book in a good series. Page creates realistic characters and plots. ( )
  reannon | Mar 26, 2010 |
Dead body in the kelp in Maine.
  carrjr | Jul 29, 2007 |
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Matilda Prescott was sitting up in bed piecing a quilt.
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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 the old woman's hidden treasure. But instead of pointing the transplanted New York caterer-turned-minister's wife toward the fabled Prescott gold, Matilda's artfully crafted clues lead Faith to a kelp-covered corpse floating in a nearby tidal pool. Once again, the resourceful amateur sleuth has become entangled in a dangerous puzzle, ensnared in twisted, lethal threads of familial greed and cold-blooded homicide. And Faith won't be satisfied until she has the whole murderous matter sewn up.

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Amateur sleuth Faith Sibley Fairchild is summering on Sanpere Island off the coast of Maine when she stumbles on a body while walking on the beach, and she soon realizes her vacation is over.

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