The Body in the Bouillon is another installment in the Faith Fairchild mysteries written by Katherine Hall Page. I've read reviews about this series that were negative, saying that Faith isn't very charitable and knocks the small town mentality where she lives (she was originally living in New York City), but I enjoy reading these books, and I think all of Faith's faults just make her more human.
Faith Fairchild was an up-and-coming caterer doing business in New York City. She now resides in the small town of Aleford, Massachusetts with her minister husband, Tom. She wants to start up her catering business again, but so far she is keeping busy with her young son and with being a minister's wife. When Faith learns through her aunt that there may be some mysterious goings-on at the nearby retirement home of Hubbard House, she decides to visit and see what she can find out. Upon her arrival, she is mistaken for kitchen help and decides to use that to her advantage. Faith finds out more than she bargained for, and there are some bodies and accidents that crop up in the telling of this tale that add to the mystery.
The Body in the Bouillon is a lighthearted mystery, and if you want heavier reading, this book would not be for you. I enjoyed it, I got a kick out of the very human heroine, Faith, and I also enjoy Katherine Hall Page's writing style.
If you are looking for a cozy, lighthearted novel with a little mystery and a plot that takes an unexpected twist near the end, you will enjoy The Body in the Bouillon.