Katherine Hall Page grew in the New Jersey, where she had been born. She attended Livingston High School then later Wellesley College, where she graduated with BA (English). She also holds a Doctorate in Administration, Social Policy and Public Planning from Harvard. Katherine’s interest in people and their behavior led to her decision to start writing. She started her writing career in 1991 with the novel, The Body in the Belfry, a book that was an instant success as it was voted the best first mystery. Since then, Katherine has firmly proved herself as one of the best mystery and thriller writers worldwide as seen by her numerous awards.
Order of Christie & Company Series
|1||Christie & Company||1996|
|3||In the Year of the Dragon||1997|
Order of Faith Fairchild Series
|1||The Body in the Belfry||1990|
|2||The Body in the Bouillon||1991|
|3||The Body in the Vestibule||1992|
|4||The Body in the Cast||1993|
|5||The Body in the Basement||1994|
|6||The Body in the Bog||1996|
|7||The Body in the Fjord||1997|
|8||The Body in the Bookcase||1998|
|9||The Body in the Big Apple||1999|
|10||The Body in the Moonlight||2001|
|11||The Body in the Bonfire||2002|
|12||The Body in the Lighthouse||2003|
|13||The Body in the Attic||2004|
|14||The Body in the Snowdrift||2005|
|15||The Body in the Ivy||2006|
|16||The Body in the Gallery||2008|
|17||The Body in the Sleigh||2009|
|18||The Body in the Gazebo||2011|
|19||The Body in the Boudoir||2012|
|20||The Body in the Kelp||2014|
|21||The Body in the Birches||2015|
|22||The Body in the Wardrobe||2016|
Order of Katherine Hall Page Non-Fiction Books
|1||Have Faith in Your Kitchen||2010|
Order of Katherine Hall Page Standalone Novels
Katherine Hall Page is well known for her long Faith Fairchild book series which contain over twenty mystery books. The first book in this series was published in 1991. However, till now, she continues giving life to the series with more additions.
Katherine Hall Page Awards
Katherine Page is undoubtedly one of the best mystery writers in the industry as seen from the high number of awards to her name. Her first novel, The Body in the Belfry won the Agatha award in 1991 for Best First Mystery Novel. She received another Agatha Award in 2001 after The Would-Be Widower was voted as the Best Short Story in that year. The Body in the Snowdrift, which is the fifteenth in the Faith Fairchild series, won the Agatha Award in 2006 for Best Mystery Novel in the Malice Domestic Collection. She was recently awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.
To add to her accomplishments is a number of books nominated for various awards. These include; The Body in the Bonfire which was an Agatha 2013 nominee; The Body in the Lighthouse, which was a nominee for Mary Higgins Clark Award, The Two Mary’s which was an Agatha 2004 nominee. Others include The Body in the Boudoir which was a finalist in the Mane Literary Awards of 2013 and Have Faith in Your Kitchen.
Katherine Hall Page Books into Movies
Despite Page’s long experience in writing and many award-winning mysteries, none of her books has been adopted to the screens either as a TV show or movie.
Best Katherine Hall Page Books
Three of the most sought Katherine Page books are:
The Body in the Belfry: This book which is the first in the Faith Fairchild series will take you on a fascinating and thrilling adventure to unlock a murder mystery. The story is set in the Massachusetts village of Aleford, where Faith Fairchild, a minister’s wife discovers the body of loose-tongued Cindy Shepherd in Church Belfry. The victim could have had a large number of people that could have wanted her dead; from those on her loose mouth’s receiving end, childhood enemies, and angry ex-fiancés. The police narrow the suspect list to just one individual; a past lover that had been suddenly abandoned. Fairchild sees this as unfair and also decides to find out what could have been the cause of the murder. Her endeavors in the small village make people nervous as they are quite conservative.
The Body in the Ivy: It is no wonder that this sixteenth book in the series has such high reviews, it is such a thriller. Faith Fairchild once again finds herself in the middle of nasty happenings. She is given the duty of catering for a private college reunion on a small island. She later finds out the true intentions of the party host Barbara who wants revenge for her sister Helene’s death. Barbara believes that her sister who died years ago did not commit suicide; she was killed probably by her classmates. Fairchild and her friends are trapped in the island, with no phones and no hope for help. She has to unlock the mystery of Helene’s death if she has to come out from the Island alive.
The Body in the Kelp: Faith Fairchild expects her vacation on Sanpere Island to remain dull throughout the whole period. However, a handmade quilt that she buys at an estate auction could change this state of affairs. The quilt is a map to hidden treasure. The quilt, however, leads the minister’s wife to a corpse in a nearby pool. She once again has a serious puzzle to unravel though it could endanger her life. The engagement in cold blood homicide from family greed could lead her into serious trouble, but she is not ready to back down.