Saturday, October 10, 2009

Show Me 5 Saturday: The Body in the Ivy by Katherine Hall Page

Alipet813 at That's a Novel Idea has started a new MEME called Show Me Five Saturday. This meme will give each blogger an opportunity to give a brief description of a book they have read or reviewed during the week. It will work like this: Each Saturday you will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.

1. Book you read and/or reviewed this week

The Body in the Ivy by Katherine Hall Page (2006)

2. Words that describe the book

Cozy , fun

3. Settings where it took place or characters you met:

Maine island
Faith Fairchild: MA caterer, wife of local minister, mother of two and amateur sleuth.
Pelham an exclusive women's college where all the women enticed by Barbara Bishop to the Island met originally

4. Things you liked and/or disliked about it:

I loved the the New England setting and descriptions of the island: home of reclusive wealthy author with no need to communicate with outside world
Faith, believable main character who is logically narrowing down the suspects and keeps a cool head during all the ensuing brouhaha
I liked the way the author went back and forth from present to past to show more layers of the characters and events that led to the present.
Finely paced plot and mystery denouement kept up my interest level from page one to the end.

5. Stars or less for a rating

For its genre, I'd rate this one a 5***** as I couldn't put it down until I found out "whodunnit"!


  1. What's not to love about New England especially this time of year. Just wanted to welcome Pudgy back and ask where he has been? Also to tell you I love the new look of your suave and uncluttered and well, GREAT!

  2. This looks like a fun new feature! I haven't seen this meme before.

  3. I haven't seen this meme before either but it's cute. This book sounds like one to check out. Thanks Kaye.

  4. I have read a few books by this author, but it's been awhile. I really like books set in New England, so I'll have to look this one up!

  5. It's been quite awhile since I've read one of Katherine Hall Page's books. I do enjoy them. Need to get back to the series.

  6. I love this meme and I meant to join in this week. Obviously, that didn't happen. This book sounds really good! You always find the best cozies. I haven't read this author yet but I need to get started. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Welcome back Pudgy! It was nice to have Arnold visit. Will we ever know where you went or is that a taboo subject? Weekend out with the boys? Fishing trip? Just remember not to fight in front of the children and flowers, chocolate and sea food (raw) would probably be much appreciated by the Mrs.!

  7. Another winning book from you!! I would love to visit New England!


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