The Body in the Casket

The Body in the Casket

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Caterer Faith Fairchild has come to know the Massachusetts village of Aleford region well, but isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave. Then the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane is celebrating his seventieth birthday. As they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a confession: he hired Faith for her sleuthing ability. He believes one of the guests wants to kill him. he only clue is a gift received the week before: an empty casket containing a 20-year-old Playbill from Max's only failed, production, Heaven or Hell.
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062439567
0062439561
Branch Call Number: F PAGE
Characteristics: 238 pages ; 24 cm.

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brangwinn
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.

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sandraperkins
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).

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kozykettle
Jan 08, 2018

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

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