Satisfying her hunger for epicurean adventure in the French provinces, small town caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild decides to throw the perfect dinner party. But during cleanup after the last guest has departed her gastronomical triumph, she encounters something neither expected nor welcome: a dead body lying in her vestibule. Unfortunately it doesn't help la belle americaine's credibility when the corpse vanishes before the local gendarmes arrive. But Faith realizes that, though the police refuse to take her seriously, a killer just might. And if she doesn't get to the bottom of this fiendish French conundrum, Faith's recent successful feast could end up being her last.
The fourth endearing cozy in the series that made its debut with the Agatha Award-winner The Body in the Belfry. Amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild is adventuring in the French provinces and writing a cookbook. What better place to throw the perfect dinner party . . . or solve a not-so-perfect murder? Martin's.