Monday, May 13, 2013

The Body in the Piazza-Katherine Hall Page

The Body in the Piazza

Katherine Hall Page

Morrow, Apr 30 2013, $24.99

ISBN: 9780062065506

Aleford, Massachusetts caterer Faith Fairchild and her husband Reverend Thomas Fairchild head to Tuscany to celebrate their wedding anniversary with her friend Francesca Rossi at her Cucina Della Rossi cooking school. Faith’s former assistant in New York Francesca met Thomas and saw her mentor when the couple honeymooned in Italy.

In Rome, British travel writer Freddy Ives charms the Fairchild’s. Intoxicated by the city, Faith and Tom stroll hand in hand the streets when in horror they observe a man stab to death Freddy. The vesting American couple wants to solve the homicide, but instead go on to Tuscany as Francesca awaits their arrival. Several people they saw in Rome appear in Tuscany while someone sabotages Francesca's new dining endeavors. Faith plans to resolve all mysteries including learning the secret recipe for Nona Rossi's incredible sauce.

The latest Faith Fairchild amateur sleuth (see The Body in the Boudoir) is a fabulous entry as Tuscany and Rome provide fresh locations while also giving long-time fans a glimpse into the heroine’s salad days. Filled with action and mouthwatering delights (cover should include a dieter’s warning label), readers will enjoy this strong culinary investigation.

Harriet Klausner

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