BELFAST — The public is invited to celebrate the milestone installment in Katherine Hall Page’s Faith Fairchild mysteries, The Body in the Wake, on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m., at Left Bank Books in downtown Belfast.
Body in the Wake, released on May 7, reunites readers with their favorite amateur detective and professional caterer in this 25th novel in the series.
Many of Page’s mysteries take place on the Maine coast, and Body in the Wake is no exception. Faith’s plans for a relaxing summer at her family’s cottage on Penobscot Bay go awry when she stumbles across an apparent drowning victim in the local swimming pond. Faith’s problems escalate from there – she’s got new neighbors from hell moving in next door; her best friend’s daughter is getting married and a “bride-zilla” mother-in-law shows up unexpectedly; and something is definitely “fishy” at the local resort where her daughter is working for the summer.
Page has received numerous accolades and awards during her long career. Her first Fairchild mystery, The Body in the Belfry (1990), won the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel, and The Body in the Snowdrift received the Agatha Award for Best Novel of 2006.
Her short story, The Would-Be Widower won the 2001 Agatha in that category, and her series cookbook, Have Faith in Your Kitchen, was nominated for an Agatha in the non-fiction category, making Page the only author to be nominated or win in all four Agatha categories.
The Body in the Lighthouse (2003) was one of three nominees for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and The Body in the Boudoir was a finalist in the 2013 Maine Literary Awards.
Page and her family have summered on Deer Isle on Penobscot Bay for many years. Before her career as a full-time writer, she taught at the high school level for many years where she developed a program for
adolescents with special emotional needs as well as issues of truancy, substance abuse and family relationships.
She holds a BA in English from Wellesley College, a masters in secondary education from Tufts, and a doctorate in administration, public planning and social policy from Harvard.
Reservations for the free talk and signing are encouraged. Email (email@example.com) or call (207-338-9009) to reserve a seat.
If you can’t make the signing, the bookshop will take your order and have your book(s) signed for later pick up or shipment.
Left Bank Books is located at 109 Church St., in downtown Belfast, in the historic Opera House building. Ample parking is available on the street and in an adjacent public parking lot.