The 26th book in the award-winning Faith Fairchild Mysteries series.
Katherine Hall Page’s beloved amateur detective gets wrapped up in a Zoom-bombing scandal that sends her community into a tailspin … just as a dead body is discovered.
Faith Fairchild joins the rest of the world in lockdown mode when reality flips in March 2020. As the pandemic spreads, Faith and her family readjust to life together in Aleford, Massachusetts. Her husband, Tom, continues his sermons from Zoom; their children, Ben, who's in college, and Amy, a high school senior, are doing remote learning at home .
Faith is happy to have her family under the same roof and grateful for her resilient community, friends, and neighbors in Aleford. Town halls remain lively and well-attended, despite residents joining from their living rooms. It is at one of these town halls that scandal breaks out. In the midst of a Zoom meeting, damaging images suddenly flash upon everyone’s screens. Claudia, local art teacher and Faith’s dear friend, is immediately recognized as the woman who has been targeted.
When Claudia is later discovered dead, Faith, with the help of her friends, journeys deep into the dark web to unravel the threads of Claudia’s mysterious history and shocking passing.
Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-five 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.” The recipient of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement, she has been nominated for the Edgar, the Mary Higgins Clark, the Maine Literary, and the Macavity awards. She lives in Massachusetts and Maine with her husband.
"The 26th Faith Fairchild mystery (after The Body in the Wake) is fresh and remarkable in its ability to bring back memories of the day-to-day aspects of living through COVID. The reader and the victim are both trapped in a web in this skillful combination of mystery and pandemic story." — Library Journal (starred review)
“Congratulations to Katherine Hall Page on the publication of the twenty-fifth installment in the delicious Faith Fairchild series! Readers who have long been delighted by Faith’s cooking and sleuthing are in for a delectable read. Fans of the traditional mystery will be doubly rewarded by this terrific new book, and will soon be demanding a twenty-sixth!” — Diane Mott Davidson on The Body in the Wake
“Happy Happy HAPPY 25th Anniversary to Katherine Hall Page and one of my favorite amateur sleuths (and fictional caterers) Faith Fairchild! For those of us who are longtime fans, it’s a great time to rejoice and read. For those new to the series, you’re in for a treat—in more ways than one. Bon Appetit!” — Harlan Coben on The Body in the Wake
“If you think of cozy mysteries as palate cleaners, The Body in the Wake is for you.” — New York Times Book Review
“Pure pleasure to read from the opening paragraph to the all-too-soon ending....An intelligent, well-plotted, satisfying mystery with some twists at the end that I loved. Highly recommended.” — Suspense Magazine on The Body in the Wake
“It’s a treat to wish Faith Fairchild a Happy Anniversary. May she be around for many more! The world—the real one, as well as the world of books—needs more people who are smart and compassionate and can cook.” — Lois Lowry on The Body in the Wake