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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Riggs Narrator: Davina Porte Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries Release Date:
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Victoria Trumbull is a feisty ninety-two-year-old who refuses to let her age stop her from having fun—or investigating crime. When Victoria’s knowledge of her native Martha’s Vineyard helped to solve a murder in Deadly Nightshade, she earned her own baseball cap emblazoned with “West Tisbury Police Deputy.” Now the authorities will turn to her again to help uncover another scandal on the idyllic island.

Phoebe Eldridge, a short-tempered woman who lives alone, has sold the family land to a developer who made an offer that seemed too good to resist. When the Conservation Trust enlists Victoria to search that land for an endangered plant, she and her eleven-year-old after-school assistant are rewarded with the discovery of a little nest of cranefly orchids—and a body. If Victoria isn’t careful, a killer might take her off the endangered list—and make her extinct.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This mystery unfolds as nicely as the Vineyard spring it so lovingly depicts.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Readers who enjoyed the charming series debut, Deadly Nightshade, will be delighted to get another dose of Victoria’s sharp tongue.”


  • “Upholds the promise of her first...Deadly Nightshade.”

    Library Journal

  • “Here's hoping Victoria Trumbull is solving crimes for many years to come.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janet | 7/15/2013

    " Book 2 in Martha's Vinyard series. Includes search for rare species of plants and animals to prevent development on still natural coastal area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne Young | 5/29/2011

    " I like this cozy series by Cynthia Riggs. If you know Martha's Vineyard, you'll enjoy these stories even more. Well-plotted and always an unexpected but plausible culprit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica | 4/25/2010

    " Pretty bad, but I couldn't resist the title as I study crane flies (misspelled in the title as a single word). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathleen | 12/5/2009

    " Descriptions of the weather, the ocean, the natural beauty of the land and unusual plants make this book a great read for a weekend. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Riggs

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.