The Bee Balm Murders

The Bee Balm Murders

A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

Book - 2011
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The one-of-a-kind sleuth Victoria Trumbull must solve another puzzling mystery on Martha's Vineyard, her Island home.

It's spring on the Island, and at the suggestion of her beekeeper, Victoria takes in a new boarder, Orion Nanopoulos. Orion is leading a project to lay a fiber-optic cable across the island. When a body is found in the trench where they are laying the cable, Orion tells Victoria he recognizes the dead man as someone who was a potential investor. Victoria, renowned for her skill at solving crimes and for her knowledge about the Island's residents, is hired by the dead man's sons to investigatethe murder.

The Bee Balm Murders is the tenth entry in this delightful cozy series. Boasting a unique heroine, an eccentric cast, and beautiful descriptions of Martha's Vineyard, it's sure to please fans and create new ones.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780312581794
Branch Call Number: RIG
Characteristics: viii, 291 pages ;,22 cm


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Jan 21, 2012

Pretty good, but a little hard to get into.

BPLNextBestAdults Jan 05, 2012

What could be better on a cold winter’s night than a cozy mystery set in beautiful Martha’s Vineyard?

Down-to-earth 92-year-old Victoria Trumball is a lifelong resident of the Vineyard, a renowned poet – and because she knows everyone and everything on the island, has also been made a Police Deputy. In this 10th story in the series, Victoria has rented a room in her sprawling Vineyard house to Orion Nanopoulis, who has started a company to lay fibre-optic cable across the island. But when Orion’s major investor, who just may have mob connections, turns up dead, his company may become vulnerable to an unscrupulous takeover, or fail entirely. Worse, it appears someone may be out to get him, too. It’s up to Victoria, with her inimitable common sense, local knowledge and powers of deduction to unravel the crime.

Another light but charming mystery from Cynthia Riggs who, as a thirteenth- generation Islander, knows the Vineyard like no one else, and brings it to life with colourful characters and a warm sense of humour.

Jul 29, 2011

There are unexpected twists and turns in this story, even after you think you have figured out who the "bad guys" are. Great book!

NZaleske Jul 26, 2011

Didn't get to this book.

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