All the Fairchilds are spending the Christmas holidays on idyllic Sanpere Island. While the Reverend Thomas Fairchild recuperates from surgery, his caterer wife, Faith, rejoices in the rare family-time together. But Faith's high spirits are dampened when she discovers the body of a young woman in an antique sleigh in front of the Historical Society. The victim, a teenage drug addict, was beloved by manyand her untimely death rocks the tight-knit island community.
Meanwhile, local spinster Mary Bethany finds a newborn baby boy in her barn on Christmas Eve, along with a note left in the basket and an alarming amount of cash. As Faith tries to locate the child's mother, she realizes his abandonment may be connected to the dead teen's last daysand that, like death and life on Sanpere, evil and redemptive goodness are also intertwined.
About the Author
Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-one previous Faith Fairchild mysteries, the first of which received the Agatha Award for best first mystery. The Body in the Snowdrift was honored with the Agatha Award for best novel of 2006. Page also won an Agatha for her short story "The Would-Be Widower." In addition, she has been nominated for the Edgar Award, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the Macavity Award. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.
-Publishers Weekly on The Body in the Sleigh
“The feel-good Christmas theme, pleasant characters and recipes will keep the faithful content.”
-Kirkus Reviews on The Body in the Sleigh
“This charming story, told with humor, warmth and wonderful characters, is a perfect holiday present for cozy mystery fans.”
-Romantic Times on The Body in the Sleigh
“A tasty holiday treat.”
-Iron Mountain Daily News (MI) on The Body in the Sleigh
“Page is adept at mixing charming narrative with page-turning mystery.”
-BookPage on The Body in the Sleigh
“This 18th entry in the addictive series featuring Faith Fairchild, minister’s wife and caterer extraordinaire, attests to Page’s skill at creating absorbing cozies with likeable, well-rounded characters who feel like old friends.”
-Mystery Scene on The Body in the Sleigh
“An enjoyable, swift read....Page...gift-wraps everything up with a bow on top.”
-Bangor Daily News on The Body in the Sleigh
“Katherine Hall Page is my favorite writer of the traditional mystery. Not only is The Body in the Sleigh a gripping whodunit, but it’s a classic tale of hope.”
-Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Long Lost