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by Katherine Hall Page

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ISBN: 0709083327
ISBN13: 978-0709083320
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Author: Katherine Hall Page
Language: English
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (October 31, 2007)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1553 kb
FB2 size: 1752 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 569
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I don't understand how anybody could write such an unlikable heroine and still sell books. Well, I bought the whole series before discovering how much I despise Faith. She absolutely personifies everything I despise. Hung up on THINGS, has to have big name brand clothes, only the best of foods, etc. She gives what we call in the south "stuck up" a whole new meaning. The husband is hardly ever mentioned which is a good thing I guess since he is a minister. Not a very bright one apparently since he married Faith based on sex appeal for sure because she certainly has no good qualities and is less suited to be a minister's wife than I am. Some of these books that don't feature Faith as much are pretty good mysteries. One thing about Faith which is refreshing. When she gets all her precious possessions stolen, you're glad, when her life is threatened, you hope they do kill her off.
Light hearted mystery. Death but no graphic details. Story line is good. I alternate Page's books with those by John Sandford or Jonathan Kellerman.
Think this series does keep getting better, the characters richer and the emotions more real. There is genuine outrage at the violation of one's home, especially when it causes death. Faith Fairchild outdoes Nancy Drew in her search for justice.
Love all her books!
Good read - been catching up her earlier books. Enjoying my time
I have not read this series in order, but after reading the first and last books have jumped into the middle.

I liked the setting, which is familiar, but the story was a bit far-fetched. I couldn't quite accept that Faith was able to find a few of her stolen items so quickly and buy them back.

The parts about the wedding were funny and believable. The ending was a surprise. I had no idea who the guilty person was.

Good reading for a rainy day, but not her best.
Updated review - 2 September, 2014

I have just re-read this book and liked it better the second time. I think that Faith is still too good to be true, but this is fiction after all. I liked the explanations of the antique business.

I've read most of the books in the series. I think having children complicates Faith's life, but as they grow older she has more time for her adventures.
THE BODY IN THE BOOKCASE is fun. It's very reminiscent of the Diana Mott Davidson culinary mysteries -- and not just because of the recipes. The style is very similar. I'm not sure which number this is in the Faith Fairchild series, but it's copyrighted 1998. And it's my first. It's about the theft of antiques, and one dead body leads to another as our protagonist tries to recover some of her stolen property. The characters are fun and believable. The author creates no sense of place at all, geographically, but does create a sense of community. Not the most satisfying mystery I've ever read, but entertaining.
I'm in possesion of two different versions of this book. To help you with your purchasing decision, here's a comparison: One has a green cover with a gold letter opener. This is an Avon Twilight book, first printed in 1999. At the end it has excerpts of about two pages each from five other mystery series. The other is an Avon Book, first printed March 2001. It has a gray cover with red and black letters. It has larger print (but not "large print"), so the book is thicker. It has excerpts of about two pages each from nine other books in this same series.
The Epilogue stunk--not sure what that was about. I liked this one a lot though because there wasn't as much irrelevant info. and cooking nonsense, although the police were kind of stupid in this which was annoying. One of the better ones in the series though, which is sad and says a lot about the series considering I've still only given it 2 stars.

Note: I've read this entire series up to The Body in the Attic: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Faith Fairchild Mysteries), and the best rating I've given any of them is 2 stars, which is sad and says a lot about the series. I kept reading because it really has potential but it never lives up to it, so save yourself the trouble and agony and try a a different series, such as Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand (Death on Demand Mysteries, No. 1) series, most of which are fun and enjoyable, or stop after The Body in the Cast: A Faith Fairchild Mystery, which was probably the best of the series. That's my recommendation, anyway.