By Katherine Hall
Sooner than she met and married the Reverend Thomas Fairchild and moved to sleepy little Aleford, Massachusetts, religion Sibley Fairchild had a catering enterprise within the so much colourful, frenetic, and intriguing urban within the world... younger, bold and unmarried in big apple urban within the overdue '809s, religion Sibley is energized by means of the early good fortune of her have confidence catering company. yet she's forged into an unforeseen new position whilst she runs into outdated highschool buddy Emma Stanstead at a swanky uptown get together: sleuth! An nameless blackmmailer is threatening to reveal yes secrets and techniques of socialite Emma's lower than glamorous prior -- thereby destroying her recognition and her conservative husband's fast-rising political occupation -- and religion fearlessly leaps into the fray. notwithstanding she lacks adventure, Faith's prepared intuition, perception, and backbone to unmask and extortionist speedy hold her deep into the low and high lifetime of the bustling ny. And while a homicide increases the stakes, religion realizes that it is not simply her previous friend's stable identify that is in peril...it's Emma's lifestyles itself.
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So tacky, sweetheart,” she’d told Hope. ” Now Hope had found someone new. ” In a city where you were what you did, Faith tried to make a point of remembering to at least ask for a name first. “His name is Phelps Grant and he’s a commodities broker. I met him at a party last weekend. ” For years, Faith had been vowing to tell Hope how much she disliked the nickname, but for years she’d been putting it off. “Phelps—prep school, right? ” 45 “Choate, if you must know. Anyway, he can’t help his name, and I like it.
He likes women like my mother, like Lucy. ” That’s an interesting way to put it, thought Faith. ” As Faith hastened to reassure Emma, her thoughts were racing in several directions. What a thing to do to a child! And how devastating to discover your father was not your father! She felt a cold fury at Poppy’s total lack of responsibility. At the same time, a voice was saying, Poppy Morris and Nathan Fox! So the photograph had not been misleading. Handsome and, by all accounts, extremely charismatic, he wasn’t just coming for the food and witty conversation at the Morrises’.
Well, Poppyish. I still felt betrayed, but I caved. Let her take care of me. The one thing I insisted on was going to boarding school for senior year. ” It was getting too cold for much more walking. Faith had on one of those Norma Kamali OMO sleeping-bag coats, which made you 34 look like an army-surplus number. Normally, it verged on too much warmth; today, it might as well have been mosquito netting. “I’m sorry,” Emma said regretfully. “I said I’d join them for dessert. You know Michael’s running for the House next year, and these ladies are very important to his fund-raising campaign.
The Body in the Big Apple: A Faith Fairchild Mystery by Katherine Hall