The twenty-first Faith Fairchild mystery takes Faith and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, to Italy, where murder and mayhem mix with pecorino, panna cotta, and prosecco.
To celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary, amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild and her husband, the Reverend Tom Fairchild, leave placid New England behind for a week of romance and fine food in Italy. The bruschetta, the biscotti, the Chianti—Faith can’t wait! She’s also looking forward to seeing her former assistant Francesca, and take a class at her new cooking school in Florence.
But on their very first night, a travel writer Faith meets in their Roman hotel turns up dead. Then, in their cooking class in Florence, they find themselves surrounded by a number of suspiciously familiar faces they recognize from Rome.
Someone is cooking up some unsavory business, including sabotaging Francesca’s school. To save her anniversary vacation and protect her friend, Faith must follow a twisting trail of clues to unmask a killer—while learning to master a mean Spaghetti a la Foriana, too!
Page's delightful 21st Faith Fairchild mystery (after 2012's The Body in the Boudoir) takes the Aleford, Mass., caterer and her husband, the Rev. Thomas Fairchild, to Italy to celebrate a special anniversary and to attend the cooking school of Francesca Rossi, a Tuscan friend whom they last saw on their honeymoon in Northern Italy years before. While in Rome, the couple meets the charming Freddy Ives, a British travel writer. Soon after, while enjoying a romantic stroll in the Piazza Farnese, they have the misfortune to witness Freddy suffer a mortal knife wound in a scuffle with a man who flees. The wonderful food at Francesca's cooking school in Tuscany can't distract Faith and Tom from trying to solve Freddy's murder. Hungry readers will rush to the kitchen if not to their travel agent to book tickets to Italy.
A great escape!
I always feel like I've been on vacation when Faith travels to one of her adventures. Thanks for this great trip to Italy!