Indian Pipes: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery Audiobook, by Cynthia Riggs Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Cynthia Riggs Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481584722

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Victoria Trumbull, a ninety-two-year-old native of Martha’s Vineyard, and her granddaughter, Elizabeth, spot a man in trouble near the top of a cliff. Elizabeth goes for help, but the man dies before he can be rescued. The man had been hired as a consultant on the proposed building of a controversial casino. The police call it an accident, but his death is just the first in what becomes a series of baffling murders.

Victoria, now a deputy police officer after proving her value in fighting crime on the island, is on the case, assisted by her Native American friend Dojan Minnowfish. Her new official position gives her the confidence to take risks that horrify the police chief. But Victoria compensates for her physical limitations by out-thinking the murderers.

Murders involving a Harley Davidson and Indian motorcyclists’ rally, tribal disputes, squabbling developers, and deeply buried family secrets are only part of the allure of this charming mystery. As in her previous books, Cynthia Riggs captures the rich and varied setting of Martha’s Vineyard—from colorful Gay Head cliffs to the motorcyclists’ campground where Indian pipes blossom and die—in this stunning sixth Victoria Trumbull adventure.

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  • “Warm and witty…Lovely descriptions of the Vineyard in the fall, plenty of suspenseful action, and a cast of eccentric supporting characters, including the bikers’ tough college-professor leader, help make this another winner.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Entertaining…Porter is a skilled narrator, and the story is engaging.”

    - AudioFile
  • “This sixth book in a series…captures the local sense of community and presents an intriguing mystery that keeps readers guessing.”

    - Library Journal

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " "Indian Pipes" is an enjoyable mystery. Victoria is a great creation - at 92 she is sharp as a tack, energetic, stubborn, and a deputy assisting police chief Casey O'Neill. Her granddaughter Elizabeth is also well written - recovering from a divorce, she would like her grandmother to be more politically correct, not realizing how open to today's world Victoria really is. Author Cynthia Riggs does a good job of capturing life on Martha's Vineyard and the mystery aspects are nicely done. There are also plenty of suspects to keep readers guessing who the murderer is. Besides the murder, there are also several smaller mysteries in the book that are all well developed and Riggs nicely takes her time in letting readers know the solution. "

    - Mary, 4/23/2019
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " If you're into mysteries, this might be for you. As I am not a huge mystery reader, I was not pulled into the story as much as I would have liked. "

    - Angela, 8/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This mystery was a bit less convoluted than the last. I still like Victoria and the people she knows. "

    - Diane, 3/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The protagonist is 92, but pretty lively. It had an interesting set up, but the execution was rather lame. I just thought there was was too much repetition and the culprit was pretty obvious from the start. It was okay, but I doubt I'll read the rest of the series. "

    - Grey853, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This mystery was a bit less convoluted than the last. I still like Victoria and the people she knows. "

    - Diane, 1/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The protagonist is 92, but pretty lively. It had an interesting set up, but the execution was rather lame. I just thought there was was too much repetition and the culprit was pretty obvious from the start. It was okay, but I doubt I'll read the rest of the series. "

    - Grey853, 1/19/2009

About the Author

Cynthia Riggs, a thirteenth-generation Islander, lives on Martha’s Vineyard in her family homestead, now a bed-and-breakfast catering to poets and writers. She has a degree in geology from Antioch College, an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College, and a US Coast Guard masters license.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.