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Sintesi dell'editore

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.

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 11-year-old after-school assistant are rewarded with the discovery of a little nest of cranefly orchids, and a body.

©2002 Cynthia Riggs (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

"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." (Booklist)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • martin j.
  • 05/11/2020

Excellent in all ways!

This is such a wonderful, quaint, well-written mystery! Brimming with local color and gravitas. Agatha Christie meets Lake Wobegon with considerable emotional intelligence.

5 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Debbie
  • 06/09/2021

The Wealthy Meet the Tree Huggers 😜

This is a fun, quirky listen, with a 92-year-old amateur sleuth (Victoria Turmbull) teamed up with an 11-year-old assistant. The two make quite the pair of investigators. Everyone wants to get their hands on Phoebe Eldridge's property at Martha's Vineyard, and none have a philanthropic motive. The rich want to add more millionaire mansions. The environmentalists would have people think that they are out to protect endangered species . . . but are they really? And the crotchety old Phoebe Eldridge, whose son ran off years ago, after beating his wife and leaving her and his daughter to fend for themselves, is totally disconnected from family. So when her granddaughter shows up at her doorstep, professing allegiance to the family . . . and the property, the old Phoebe isn't buying it . . . nor the young woman's dyed hair and wild ways. When a developer offers Phoebe a large sum of money for her 200 acres, along with the provision that she can live on the land the rest of her life, she accepts . . . never having an attorney check out the contract. It isn't long until she learns that she's being forced off her land. Soon the local Conservation Trust enlists Victoria Trumbull to see if she can find an endangered plant species on Phoebe's property to halt the invasion of builders. Soon Victoria and her young sidekick discover a patch of the Cranefly Orchids . . . and a dead body. The discovery of both sets off a number of events that lead to a trail of deceit involving those in the community. Great story with many twists and turns.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon Town
  • 13/08/2021

not a fan

slow paced and pedantic. not a bad story but just too spread out and with somewhat undefined characters

2 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Crispin Haskins
  • 25/10/2016

Fun but not my favourite.

I enjoyed this book because of its island references and the familiar characters. I also liked some of the new characters—Ms Riggs characters are always well-rounded. The story was lacking and tended to plod along. I still enjoyed the book but I would say it was the weakest in the Victoria Trumbull series. So far, my favourite is Indian Pipes.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Mark R.
  • 04/04/2022

Is there going to be a murder?

I was 3 hours in and couldn’t be less interested. No murder yet I’m 3 hrs in but there is an abundance of words describing everything except anything I’m interested in. Yawn…I gave up.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Peggy Jones
  • 01/04/2022

A grand murder adventure on Martha's Vineyard .

Oh the ins and outs and ups and downs of the old timers on Martha's Vineyard. The problems caused by the greedy land grubbers who want to make millions of dollars off the beautiful land destroying what Martha's Vineyard was about you'd never guess who committed the murders and it's really a great book I thoroughly suggest that you give it a read

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • jjr
  • 11/03/2022

My favorite in the series so far

The narrator is fantastic ! She makes the book come alive for me. The ending of the story was so well done, and I loved the inclusion of Robin. I hope he will appear again in future stories.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • roseanna banana
  • 03/11/2021

Good book, but you say she's 92?

I enjoyed this book very much. I must be getting old because I was having trouble keeping track of the groups trying to acquire the property. I enjoyed Victoria's humor. Sweet old lady that she is. I really want to see the underground house. The whole book was very good and Davina Porter did a really great job of narrating.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • happyjo
  • 25/08/2021

The cranefly orchid murders

I just love cozy mysteries like this one! the story had so many twists and turns that it kept me on my toes, trying to guess who the murderer was.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Krystal
  • 03/06/2022

Minerva is a strong character name.

The narrator does an excellent job 👏 with this mystery. Although I've never been to Martha's Vineyard, the characters into this series make me want to visit!