The Body in the Lighthouse (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Something was very wrong on Sanpere this summer . . .

To escape the misery of a sweltering August in Aleford, Massachusetts, caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild and her family head for their cottage on Maine's peaceful Sanpere Island in Penobscot Bay. But things have changed since their last visit. An aggressive developer is moving forward on plans that will destroy the unique ambience of the island, infuriating residents. Tensions are running dangerously high, and soon murder rears its hideous head. Faith discovers a corpse while exploring the grounds of Sanpere's historic lighthouse. With fear running rampant and volatile emotions approaching the detonation point, the intrepid sleuth must track down a killer for the sake of a friend and the island she loves.

About the Author


Katherine Hall Page was born and grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Livingston High School. Her father was the Executive Director of The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and her mother was an artist. Page has an older brother and a younger sister. Early on the family developed a love of the Maine coast, spending summer vacations on Deer Isle. She received her BA from Wellesley College, majoring in English and went on to a Masters in Secondary Education from Tufts and a Doctorate in Administration, Public Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard. College had brought her to Massachusetts and she continues to reside there. Before her career as a full-time writer, Ms. Page taught at the high school level for many years. She developed a program for adolescents with special emotional needs, a school within a school model, that dealt with issues of truancy, substance abuse, and family relationships. Those five years in particular were rich ones for her. This interest in individuals and human behavior later informed her writing.

Married for thirty-five years to Professor Alan Hein, an experimental psychologist at MIT, the couple have a twenty-seven-year-old son. It was during her husband's sabbatical year in France after the birth of their son that Ms. Page wrote her first mystery, The Body in the Belfry, 1991 Agatha Award winner for Best First Mystery Novel. The fifteenth in the series, The Body in the Snowdrift, won the 2006 Agatha Award for Best Mystery Novel. Ms. Page was also awarded the 2001 Agatha for Best Short Story for "The Would-Be Widower" in the Malice Domestic X collection (Avon Books). She was an Edgar nominee for her juvenile mystery, Christie & Company Down East. The Body in the Bonfire was an Agatha nominee in 2003. Page's short story, "The Two Mary's" was an Agatha nominee in 2004. The Body in the Lighthouse (2003) was one of three nominees for The Mary Higgins Clark Award. The nineteenth in the series, The Body in the Gazebo, will be published by William Morrow in April, 2011.

Descended from Norwegian-Americans on her mother's side and New Englanders on her father's, Ms. Page grew up listening to all sorts of stories. She remains an unabashed eavesdropper and will even watch your slides or home movies to hear your narration. Her books are the product of all the strands of her life and she plans to keep weaving.

Praise For…


“The author writes with grace and gentle wit, expertly weaving all her material together into a satisfying whole.”
-Denver Post

“Page’s young sleuth is a charmer.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Page’s eye for detail adds to the appeal of a book best read to the sound of the surf.”
-Boston Herald

“Faith is a gem.”
-Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“Enchanting. . . . Page’s style is entertaining and unpretentiously cultured.”
-Portland Press Herald

“An expert at the puzzle mystery.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“This highly entertaining series effectively mixes modern-day moral dilemmas with charm, warmth, and humor.”
-Booklist

“This whodunit provides fully satisfying fare for a cold winter’s night around the fire.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Faith’s fans are sure to be pleased.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Page’s literary concoction is satisfying and surprisingly delicious.”
-Los Angeles Times

“As cozy as any hand-knit shawl.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Spine-tingling.”
-Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380813865
ISBN-10: 0380813866
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: March 30th, 2004
Pages: 352
Language: English