The Body in the Casket

The Body in the Casket

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The owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls Faith Fairchild about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane-- a Broadway legend-- is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At the house as they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a startling confession. "I didn't hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me." Faith's only clue is an ominous birthday gift the man received the week before-- an empty casket sent anonymously containing a twenty-year-old Playbill from Max's last, and only failed, production-- Heaven or Hell. As the guests begin to arrive one by one, and an ice storm brews overhead, Faith must keep one eye on the menu and the other on her host to prevent his birthday bash from becoming his final curtain call.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062688071
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 23 cm
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Faith Fairchild returns in this classic whodunit. Faith hired for catering a weekend house party soon finds that it is not her catering skills but her detective skills that are being used to seek out a killer on the lose.

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Mar 24, 2018

What I liked about this mystery is its like Agatha Christie mysteries and it’s got great elements of the board game, Clue. And of course, having a chef as the detective is always fun because there will be great descriptions of food.

samdog123 Feb 07, 2018

Always love the books in this series and the characters are like old friends. The plot was a little simple in this one, but the characters are what makes me want to read each and every one of them.

Jan 18, 2018

I agree with the prior comment. I love this series, and overall the books in this series are 4-5 stars. This book is not up to the author's usual standard. I enjoyed getting caught up on the lives of Faith and her family and friends, but the plot of this book was less appealing, and I did not care about the extra characters who appear only in this book. I found the ending abrupt and unconvincing. So my recommendation is to start at the beginning (The Body in the Belfry) and read the series in order; most of the books are much better than this one. I especially enjoy the books that take place on Sanpere Island, a fictional island off the coast of Maine. This author knows Maine (where I grew up).

Jan 08, 2018

I really like this series but this one misses the mark.

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