Synopses & Reviews
The one-of-a-kind sleuth Victoria Trumbull must solve another puzzling mystery on Marthas Vineyard, her Island home.
Its 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 Islands residents, is hired by the dead mans sons to investigate the 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 Marthas Vineyard, its sure to please fans and create new ones.
"At the start of Riggs's beguiling 10th Martha's Vineyard mystery (after 2010's Touch-Me-Not), beekeeper Sean McBride, who tends the seven hives in 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull's west pasture, refers a new boarder to her entrepreneur Orion Nanopoulos. The genial Orion, who pays without protest about double the usual rate for an attic room with no TV in Victoria's comfortably ramshackle West Tisbury house, heads a project to lay fiber-optic cables across the island. After his main prospective investor, Brooklyn construction tycoon Angelo Vulpone, turns up dead in a work ditch, the victim's family hires Victoria to investigate, while Orion contends with the confidence artists circling vulture-like around his project's newly gaping financial shortfall. Scenes set off-island may lack the convincing detail of those on the Vineyard, but the author's charismatic heroine and assured prose more than compensate. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“The Bee-Balm Murders is another delightful entry in Cynthia Riggs' Martha's Vineyard series. Victoria Trumbull--my favorite senior sleuth--is back in action, keeping my beloved island safe from deadly intruders, and making it ever so much more interesting and fun.”--Linda Fairstein
About the Author
Cynthia Riggs, a thirteenth-generation Islander, lives on Marthas 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).