Martha's Vineyard Mysteries

12 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 324 ratings

Deadly Nightshade Publisher's 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.

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  • Book 1

    • Deadly Nightshade

    • A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
    • By: Cynthia Riggs
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointed

    • By Marjorie on 10-16-06

    Regular price: $19.57

  • Book 2

    • The Cranefly Orchid Murders

    • By: Cynthia Riggs
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Victoria Trumbull is a feisty 92-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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun but not my favourite.

    • By Crispin Haskins on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • The Cemetery Yew

    • A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
    • By: Cynthia Riggs
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    There's more than one reason why the new West Tisbury police chief officially made 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull her deputy. For one thing, Victoria knows just about everything about everyone in Martha's Vineyard, not to mention their ancestors. She may be 92, but she is as sharp and as sharp-eyed as the proverbial tack. So when Victoria is the only one who spots something amiss among the gravestones of the West Tisbury cemetery, it's no surprise that the police chief listens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Victoria solves another one

    • By Sharon in Surrey on 10-13-09

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 4

    • Jack in the Pulpit

    • A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
    • By: Cynthia Riggs
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    A little island town is the scene of a conflict between two men of God: the outgoing minister of the local church and his successor, each known as Jack. But Victoria Trumbull is concerned with a series of unexpected deaths, which turn out to be the result of anonymous food packages left on people's doorsteps. Elderly Victoria's get-up-and-go attitude, her courage, and her exhaustive knowledge of Martha's Vineyard and its people once again help her to discover the truth behind the mystery.

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  • Book 5

    • The Paperwhite Narcissus

    • A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
    • By: Cynthia Riggs
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A small town, even one detached from the mainland, has its share of unpleasant residents. When a developer with an unhappy wife, a bullish attitude toward women, and a much-frowned-upon plan is murdered, not many tears are shed. The case naturally falls to Victoria Trumbull, the 92-year-old, sharp-witted sheriff's deputy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely great

    • By Dianne on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 6

    • Indian Pipes

    • A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
    • By: Cynthia Riggs
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Victoria Trumbull, 92-year-old native of Martha's Vineyard, is savoring the sea air over Vineyard Sound with her granddaughter, Elizabeth, when she spots a person who seems in trouble near the top of a cliff. Elizabeth goes for help, but it's too late - the man dies before he can be rescued.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very timely story

    • By GlammyDi on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $19.56

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