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Touch-Me-Not

A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

Martha's Vineyard Mysteries

Cynthia Riggs

Minotaur Books

Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old poet/sleuth, is back in another entertaining mystery, set in beautiful Martha’s Vineyard.

A mathematical knitters group is working on a coral reef quilt for a competition to draw attention to global warming. When a telephone stalker begins preying on their members, they become terrified and distracted and turn to Victoria Trumbull for help. Victoria and Police Chief Casey O’Neill attempt to track down the man the women suspect of stalking, but he seems to have disappeared. To complicate matters, someone gets killed. Victoria must solve the murder and also deal with issues on the home front when her daughter, Amelia, arrives from California, determined to help her mother and concerned that Victoria may be too great a burden on Elizabeth, Amelia’s daughter.

Cynthia Riggs has once again created a suspenseful mystery with a cast of eccentric and memorable Island characters, bringing the rich setting of Martha’s Vineyard  to life.

Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old poet/sleuth, is back in another entertaining mystery, set in beautiful Martha’s Vineyard.

A mathematical knitters group is working on a coral reef quilt for a competition to draw attention to global warming. When a telephone stalker begins preying on their members, they become terrified and distracted and turn to Victoria Trumbull for help. Victoria and Police Chief Casey O’Neill attempt to track down the man the women suspect of stalking, but he seems to have disappeared. To complicate matters, someone gets killed. Victoria must solve the murder and also deal with issues on the home front when her daughter, Amelia, arrives from California, determined to help her mother and concerned that Victoria may be too great a burden on Elizabeth, Amelia’s daughter.

Cynthia Riggs has once again created a suspenseful mystery with a cast of eccentric and memorable Island characters, bringing the rich setting of Martha’s Vineyard  to life.

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CHAPTER 1
From the bottom of the stairway, Victoria Trumbull called up to her house guest, who’d dashed upstairs to her room after her shower, a towel wrapped around her, her hair still dripping.
“Don’t plug your hair dryer into the guest room outlet, Nancy, the wiring is—”
At that point there was a blue flash from the bedroom, a loud snap and the smell of singed wires.
Nancy popped out of her room, towel askew. “I’m so sorry, Mrs. Trumbull.”
“You don’t need hair dryers on Martha’s Vineyard,” said Victoria with
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Praise for Touch-Me-Not

"Filled with charming descriptions of life on Martha's Vineyard--particularly its natural beauty--and graced with the presence of an admirable and amiable heroine, Riggs' series continues to delight."—Richmond Times Dispatch

"Filled with charming descriptions of life on Martha's Vineyard--particularly its natural beauty--and graced with the presence of an admirable and amiable heroine, Riggs' series continues to delight."—Richmond Times Dispatch

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cynthia Riggs

  • Cynthia Riggs, a thirteenth-generation Islander, lives on Martha’s Vineyard in her family homestead, which she runs as a bed-and-breakfast catering to poets and writers. She has a degree in geology from Antioch College and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College, and she holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License (100-ton).

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    Touch-Me-Not

    A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

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    Cynthia Riggs

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