in the Bonfire
A Faith Fairchild Mystery
By Katherine Hall Page
Harper Collins - 2002
ISBN: 0380978431 - Hardcover
Mystery / Suspense/ Amateur Sleuth
by: Barbara Buhrer, MyShelf.Com
Academy boarding school in a small town outside Boston
When Sloane's body is found in the embers of the traditional bonfire, Daryl is the prime suspect, though many others are connected to the bigotry and hatred. Faith's own life is threatened before she can reach a conclusion.
There are a number of issues dealt with here: racial prejudice, academic infighting and academic politics, all of which make for a fast moving, well-constructed story. There is no lack of characters, all of who are made very real with their prejudices and hatreds.
A bonus to this excellent read is a section at the end of the book containing Faith's taste-tempting recipes.
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