The Body in the Bookcase

The Body in the Bookcase

Book - 1998
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Caterer-detective Faith Fairchild takes on a case involving a ring of antiques dealers behind a string of burglaries in her quaint Massachusetts town


Stretched almost to the limit by the capricious demands of a Boston Brahmin bride-to-be, caterer and minister's wife, Faith Fairchild, faces real tragedy when she discovers the body of an elderly friend. Sarah Winslow had apparently surprised burglars ransacking her Aleford, Massachusetts, house. No sooner has Sarah been laid to rest than the Fairchilds find themselves the next target -- the parsonage is stripped of all their most precious possessions. Devastated and furious, Faith takes action, scouring pawnshops, antique marts, and auctions. As she turns up some of their stolen property, she is drawn onto a dangerous path of larceny and corruption in New England's venerable antique business -- a path that soon leads Faith straight to a killer!

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Caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild has her hands full preparing a posh wedding for a spoiled bride-to-be, but when her dear friend Sarah Winslow is murdered in an apparent burglary, she investigates, uncovering unsavory goings-on in the antique business. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c1998
ISBN: 9780380732371
Branch Call Number: F PAG
Characteristics: 244 p. : 24 cm


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Jul 18, 2016

The personal experience of the author adds some extra depth to this story.

Apr 21, 2016

Well-constructed mystery. The author gives the reader a fair chance of guessing who commited the murder. Unlike some writers whose protagonist is constantly asking themselves, "Could it be so-and-so or so-and-so..." with long musings over the evidence, this author just summarizes the evidence and allows the reader to think for themselves. A good read.


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