Small Plates (Mass Market)
William Morrow, 9780062310804, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
Katherine Hall Page, author of the beloved Faith Fairchild series, invites you to enjoy her first-ever collection of short fiction
Katherine Hall 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.
About the Author
Katherine Hall Page is the author of twenty-three 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.
Praise For Small Plates: Short Fiction…
— Newark Star Ledger
“A tasty introduction to Agatha Award–winner Page’s popular mystery series.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A variety of tasty short morsels that will whet [Page’s] fans’ appetites...Well paced and will leave the reader satisfied, as a good short story should... [A] delectable treat.”
— Library Journal
“The perfect accompaniment to the summer vacation or a simple afternoon on the porch swing...delicious.”
— Daily News
“Serves up, in miniature, the kinds of old-fashioned puzzle mysteries that fans of writers like Agatha Christie crave.”
— Boston Globe