Poison Ivy: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery by Cynthia RiggsPoison Ivy: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery by Cynthia Riggs

Poison Ivy: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

byCynthia Riggs

Hardcover | March 31, 2015

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On her first day as adjunct professor at Ivy Green College, Victoria Trumbull recognizes the stench emanating from her classroom as more than just dead mice. Brownie, the groundskeeper's mangy mutt, soon discovers a second body hiding beneath a cluster of poison ivy.

The stakes have never been higher for Ivy Green, which is on the brink of losing already-lukewarm support from its accredited partner, Cape Cod University. Thackery Wilson, the founder of Ivy Green, worries that the bad publicity from the murders will obliterate the financial and academic support the tiny college and its dependent students desperately need. As the bodies continue to pile up, all tenure committee members, Victoria and Brownie find themselves hunting a serial killer and trying to save the college.

This charming 11th entry in Cynthia Rigg's Martha's Vineyard mystery series brings the island to life with a cast of eccentric characters led by a unique and endearing sleuth.

CYNTHIA RIGGS is the author of eleven books in the Martha's Vineyard mystery series. She was born on Martha's Vineyard and is the eighth generation to live in her family homestead which she runs as a bed and breakfast catering to poets, writers, and other creative people. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.
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Title:Poison Ivy: A Martha's Vineyard MysteryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.48 × 5.78 × 1.04 inShipping dimensions:8.48 × 5.78 × 1.04 inPublished:March 31, 2015Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250058678

ISBN - 13:9781250058676

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Editorial Reviews

"Delightful...a cozy that celebrates the springtime beauty of the island as well as its quirky, endearing residents." -Publishers Weekly on Touch-Me-Not"Riggs' character development and her lovely descriptions will have readers longing for both a trip to Martha's Vineyard and the next book in the series." -Booklist on Death and Honesty"Lovely descriptions of the Vineyard in the fall, plenty of suspenseful action and a cast of eccentric supporting characters...help make this another winner." -Publishers Weekly on Indian Pipes"There are many levels on which to enjoy Cynthia Riggs's latest mystery....There is the twisting and turning plot of a good murder mystery. And there is prose, beautifully written, by a wonderful writer." -The Martha's Vineyard Times on Indian Pipes"This smoothly executed, fun read contrasts the beauty of Martha's Vineyard with the drama of the unsolved murders. Readers will adore Victoria, a smart and witty sleuth who's as crafty as she is charismatic." -RT Book Reviews on Paperwhite Narcissus"Victoria Trumbull is the senior citizen we all pray to become." -Kingston Observer on Paperwhite Narcissus"A standout among other works of detective fiction...Ms Rigg's lady detective is about as likable and fascinating an Island character as you're likely to encounter anywhere." -The Martha's Vineyard Times