Small Plates

Small Plates

Short Fiction

Book - 2014
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Agatha Award winner Katherine Hall Page presents a book of short stories featuring her famed heroine Faith Fairchild.

For years, Katherine Hall Page has delighted readers with her Faith Fairchild series, each book like a delicious, satisfying meal. Now, Page has whipped up a tasty collection of appetizing bites.

In "The Body in the Dunes," Faith's vacation offers more excitement than she and her husband bargained for when a terrified woman knocks on their hotel room door looking to hide from her husband. A case hits close to home in "The Proof is Always in the Pudding," when Faith investigates a generations-old superstition that has been passed down in her husband's family. Faith and her sister, Hope, counsel a bride-to-be suffering a number of alarming "accidents" before the big day in "Across the Pond." In "Sliced," Faith switches from contestant to detective when a killer reality television cooking competition turns deadly.

Small Plates also includes some irresistible standalone treats, including the Agatha Award-winning "The Would-Be Widower," about a husband who longs to be rid of his wife, and "Hiding Places" in which a young wife's new husband may not be all that he appears.

These stories and more will entice Faith Fairchild fans and new readers alike. Filled with the charm, wit, and the appeal of her beloved novels, Small Plates is a feast for every lover of traditional mysteries.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©2014
ISBN: 9780062310798
Branch Call Number: PAGE
Characteristics: xii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 09, 2016

Fun reading. Each story was worthwhile. The story, "The Almost Widower," was the best.

ChristineT_RPL Mar 08, 2015

I love both short stories and mysteries and this has both. Katherine Hall-Page really has a way with a short story. My favorite in this collection is a tale of a husband and wife, the husband has fallen out of love with his wife and has decided that the way to deal with her is to poison her to death. I won't spoil it for you but I laughed at the end of this story. Katherine uses a dark humour and great writing to bring to life some wonderful short stories.

samdog123 Jun 22, 2014

An excellent book of short stories by one of my favourite mystery authors. Loved the different scenarios of them, so original. "Small Plates" provides some big reading satisfaction.

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