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Martha's Vineyard Mysteries

92-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull is a witty sleuth who uses her knowledge of the Island and its residents to solve murders in the Martha’s Vineyard mystery series. Martha’s Vineyard native Cynthia Riggs has a special talent for creating an eccentric cast of characters and quirky plots while imbuing this cozy series with little-known details about the Vineyard that visitors seldom see.

  • Trumpet of Death
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    • Trumpet of Death

    • Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Volume 13)
      Cynthia Riggs
      St. Martin's Press

    • When 92-year-old poet/sleuth Victoria Trumbull takes her city-bred tenant Zack Zeller on a nature walk on one of Martha’s Vineyard’s conservation areas and shows him a mushroom she calls black...

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  • Bloodroot
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    • Bloodroot

    • Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Volume 12)
      Cynthia Riggs
      St. Martin's Press

    • It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist...

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  • Poison Ivy
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    • Poison Ivy

    • Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Volume 11)
      Cynthia Riggs
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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,...

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  • The Bee Balm Murders
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    • The Bee Balm Murders

    • Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Volume 10)
      Cynthia Riggs
      St. Martin's Press

    • 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...

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  • Shooting Star
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    • Shooting Star

    • Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Volume 7)
      Cynthia Riggs
      St. Martin's Press

    • In Shooting Star, ninety-two-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull becomes embroiled in controversy at the community theater on Martha's Vineyard. The new artistic director has announced plans to...

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  • The Paperwhite Narcissus
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    • The Paperwhite Narcissus

    • Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Volume 5)
      Cynthia Riggs
      St. Martin's Press

    • In this fifth book in the Victoria Trumbull series, the ninety-two-year-old sleuth finds herself embroiled in a series of murders after she is fired from her job as West Tisbury correspondent for...

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Cynthia Riggs

CYNTHIA RIGGS is the author of the Martha’s Vineyard mystery series and the guidebook Victoria Trumbull’s Martha’s Vineyard. She started writing the series while earning her MFA at Vermont College at age 68. Prior to becoming an author, she qualified for the 1948 Olympic fencing team, was the seventh woman to set foot on the South Pole, and crossed the Atlantic twice in a thirty-two-foot sailboat. Riggs gives weekly lectures onboard tourist ships during the summer and shepherds two writing groups. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts where she runs a bed and breakfast out of the homestead that has been in her family for eight generations.

Lynn Christoffers