Katherine Hall Page, Agatha Award-winning mystery novelist

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Order The Body in the Casket today!

'Tis The Season

For me it's friends, family, and the words "Be swift to love and make haste to be kind" — to those above and those who are in need.

As the usual bleak New England winter approaches, I am warmed by all of you!

Watch for May and my Silver Aniversary (#25) series book, The Body in the Wake. More soon!

Happily you have enjoyed The Body in the Casket, which has gone into several printings. Thank you! It was a book I enjoyed writing. The Mass Market edition is on sale now. Terrific cover!

You can read the prologue and Chapter One of Casket here

The Body in the Casket

Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane—a Broadway legend—is throwing himself a 70th birthday weekend long party. He hires  Faith Fairchild, but notes that although he knows of her culinary skills, it’s more  “for your sleuthing ability". Max has received an anonymous early gift—an empty casket containing a twenty-year-old Playbill from his last, and only failed, production—Heaven or Hell. The guests were all involved in the show—and all have reasons to wish him dead! The 24th in the series, it’s “A cracking good traditional manor house mystery” (Publishers Weekly) with echoes of films like Deathtrap  and  the board game, Clue.

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"Katherine Hall Page is my favorite writer of the traditional mystery." - Harlan Coben

New updates on all pages!

Don't forget to check the recipes and tour schedule pages. Let Katherine know which recipe is your favorite.

Have Faith in Your Kitchen, a Great Any Time Gift!

Four years ago Katherine published her series cookbook, Have Faith in Your Kitchen, with renowned Orchises Press in Alexandria, VA. The combination of recipes from the books, the Author's Notes, and lovely vintage culinary images has drawn praise from all over the globe. Perfect for gift giving, or a treat for yourself. Order here. One of Katherine's mottos, remember, is "Whodunit is irrevocably tied to Whoateit"!

There are only a few limited-edition hardcover cookbooks left!

Small Plates

The response to Katherine's collection of short stories has been terrific. Here's Jacqueline Cutler's Star-Ledger review. You can get a copy of Small Plates from your favorite book seller, or from here.

An excerpt from one of the short stories is available here.

Katherine also has something else out now!

Katherine has an essay, "Sweet Auburn's Shades" in Dead in Good Company. Check it out here

Katherine loves to hear from readers. Click on Contact to send her your thoughts.

Don't forget to check out our updated recipe, media & book pages!

More news - Our media page has a number of radio and TV interviews that were part of the tour for 2009-2016 including Magic 106.7, WBCN, WBAI, and Library Lovefest

  • Please be sure to visit our newly-updated media / photo page for podcasts and more.
  • Page's entire backlist is in print, available from Avon Books as well as in large print from HarperLuxe, in eBook formats and many as an audio book from Dreamscape.
  • Katherine loves the site, www.teensreadstoo.com! The Body in the Sleigh is a featured selection. Her adult mysteries are suitable for teens. If you've come to my website, from Teens Read Too, have fun exploring. If you would like to drop me a line, you may do so from the contact page (links at top and bottom, and here)
  • She is now the first person in the history of Malice Domestic to win all three Agatha Awards: Best First Novel, Best Novel, and Best Short Story. Katherine was the Guest of Honor at Malice Domestic XVIII.
  • Check out Katherine's blog entry, Make Mine Murder, by clicking here

Librarians: a special Author's Note for you

Sisters in Crime Library Lottery

Monthly grants of $1,000 will be awarded to libraries (for general book acquisition).
For information on how to enter, visit www.sistersincrime.org

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