Summary

Martha's Vineyard has been home to Victoria Trumbull for most of her 92 years. Its magic, history, and picture-perfect calm are part of her very being. But one evening, Victoria hears something that doesn't quite belong: a scream followed by a splash and a sound of a car speeding away. She investigates and discovers a body on the outgoing tide. Despite interruptions from her granddaughter Elizabeth, the harbormaster Domingo, a swarm of Island locals, and a few mysterious visitors, Victoria manages to get in a good bit of detective work and still finds time to cook her traditional Saturday night supper of Boston baked beans. She even concocts a scheme to trap the killer. But she'll need to act quickly, victim number two has already been found.
©2001 Cynthia Riggs (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic reviews

"Wonderful....Here's hoping that Victoria Trumbull is solving crimes for many years to come." ( Booklist)
"Victoria's mordant wit and easy cleverness add to this vastly entertaining debut series." ( Library Journal)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Marjorie on 16-10-06

Very disappointed

It was almost painful to listen to this book. The story is only so-so but Davinia Porter's narration was dreadful. I'm usually a fan of hers but not this time. For a story taking place on Martha's Vineyard why does everyone have a strong English accent? Even the ex-NYC cop sounds like he took a detour through London. When she does vary the accent it's almost worse. A crusty New Englander with a Scottish accent.

Stay away from this one.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By J. Sherman on 03-12-06

Painfully boring

I have to agree. It took me weeks to get through this book, and only if I had nothing else to listen to.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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