By Katherine Hall Page
(William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780062310798, 222pp.)
Publication Date: May 2014
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Katherine Hall Page, author of the beloved Faith Fairchild series, invites you to enjoy her first-ever collection of short fiction. Readers will delight in the broad range of these mysteries--tales to suit every taste and mood.
Page's tales will take readers from the skyscrapers of Manhattan to the dunes of Cape Cod and even "Across the Pond." Her characters include a man who longs for widowerhood, dreaming of the attention from the casserole brigade--good women lining up at his door offering food and perhaps themselves as well. A newlywed discovers her husband's ingenious hiding places for objects like spare keys. One spinster turns to friends for help with the supernatural. Another unmarried woman finds a baby named Christopher in her barn on Christmas Eve in Maine. A British bride calls on Faith and her sister for help after a series of alarming "accidents." And Faith herself is almost "Sliced" in a reality cooking show when the competition turns deadly.
The title, Small Plates, refers to the length of these servings but also to the occasional pleasure of ordering tapas or appetizers rather than an entree--providing tastes that the author hopes will linger long on the palate.