A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)

ISBN 10: 0684196166 / ISBN 13: 9780684196169
Published by New York: Scribner's, (1995.) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. SIGNED on the title page. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 44568

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Title: A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON: A Martha's ...

Publisher: New York: Scribner's, (1995.) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The sixth book in the popular series set on Martha's Vineyard, starring ex-cop J.W. Jackson. Alterations in the bank accounts of two young women have led to their deaths, so when an extra $100,000 shows up in his lady love's bankbook, J.W. has cause for alarm.

From Publishers Weekly:

Reading the sixth Vineyard mystery starring ex-cop J.W. Jackson and nurse Zee Madeiras, his fiancee, is like spending a day at the beach with close, bantering friends. One weekend, Zee's ATM spits out a receipt that shows her bank account is $100,000 fatter than it should be; the following Monday, the money is gone. Everyone, including the bank, thinks it's just a computer glitch. But then J.W. finds a dead female college student in his driveway. It turns out that she was poisoned and that she had recently withdrawn a hundred grand from her bank account. Naturally, J.W. smells something fishy besides the bluefish he periodically reels in. While investigating both the floating funds and the poisoned coed, J.W. plays host to a world-famous pianist and talks a lot about making dinner, which he usually thoroughly enjoys. Although the plot relies on incredible coincidence to give J.W. a vital clue, Craig captains a pleasurable little junket with his Martha's Vineyard crew.
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