The Resource Bloodroot : a Martha's Vineyard mystery, Cynthia Riggs

Bloodroot : a Martha's Vineyard mystery, Cynthia Riggs

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Bloodroot : a Martha's Vineyard mystery
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Bloodroot
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a Martha's Vineyard mystery
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Cynthia Riggs
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Blood root
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eng
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"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 is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a quick pit stop, he finds her body floating in the harbor. With the police shorthanded due to an upcoming presidential visit, it's up to Victoria to take on the case. As she wrestles with her ex-son-in-law, a $3 million will, and a deadly dental clinic, Mrs. Trumbull discovers that nothing in the case is quite what it seems. Bloodroot is the latest in Cynthia Riggs' longstanding Martha's Vineyard mystery series, filled with delightful characters and charming descriptions of the beautiful island"--
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  • Ninety-two-year-old Victoria Trumbull is at her dental clinic on Martha’s Vineyard, having a wisdom tooth removed, when the disagreeable Mrs. Wilmington dies a violent death in the next room. The same day, the clinic’s receptionist is found drowned in the harbor. Is there a connection? The autopsy reveals Mrs. Wilmington was poisoned, and there is no shortage of suspects. Everyone who works at the clinic, as well as her four grandchildren, despised her. With the small Vineyard police department swamped with preparations for a visit from the president of the U.S., Victoria, an honorary deputy, takes it upon herself to investigate the murder. By interviewing the many suspects, she pieces together the evidence, uncovering the motive and the murderer. At the same time, she must deal with her granddaughter’s abusive ex-husband, who is on the island vowing to bring Elizabeth back home with him. Victoria is a feisty character, reminiscent of Miss Marple, who knows human nature and everyone on Martha’s Vineyard and uses that knowledge to her advantage in solving crimes. -- O'Brien, Sue (Reviewed 5/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 17, p19)
  • Longtime Martha's Vineyard resident Victoria Trumbull, 92, is on the case when Mildred Wainwright dies in the dentist's chair. Who stands to gain from Mildred's death? No one liked her, so the real question is, who didn't want her dead? The charm of this cozy series (Poison Ivy) is found in the evocative descriptions of the Vineyard's landscape. [Library marketing.] --Viccy Kemp (Reviewed 05/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 8, p53)
  • Think you don't enjoy your dental visits? Imagine how you'd feel if you didn't survive them! Victoria Trumball, who's lived on Martha's Vineyard for her entire 92 years, knows all the permanent residents. She has a formidable reputation as a sleuth (The Bee Balm Murders, 2011, etc.) and even serves as a deputy. So when a murder occurs the week before a visit from the president, she's the logical person to investigate. Dr. Horace Mann, who owns the dental clinic, hates treating the demanding Mildred Wilmington. So do the clinic's other three dentists and their techs. But Dr. Aileen McBride has the honor of presiding over the chair Mrs. Wilmington dies in during Victoria's latest visit. Just to make the case more confusing, the clinic's receptionist is pushed into the water and drowns on her way home. Everyone knows that Mrs. Wilmington did a poor job of bringing up her four grandchildren when their parents were killed in an accident. They all despised her, and each one has an excellent motive for murder. Mrs. Wilmington, whose death is put down to arsenic poisoning, left each of her grandchildren only $5,000 in her will. Susan, who lived with her as an unpaid servant, inherits the valuable house and property, though she's forbidden to sell them. An even more surprising $3 million bequest goes to Dr. Mann, who's been desperate for money. As Victoria goes around the island dredging up clues and gossip, the evidence points toward Dr. Mann. The fact that he's been married for 24 years hasn't stopped two of the clinic's female dentists from vying for his affections or one of the techs from bearing his child. With so many suspects, it's bound to be hard to find the culprit. Riggs, who describes the beauties of her acerbic sleuth's island home as lovingly as ever, provides a more satisfying conclusion than usual this time around.(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2016)
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Riggs, Cynthia
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Martha's vineyard mysteries
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twelfth book
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  • Trumbull, Victoria (Fictitious character)
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
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Bloodroot : a Martha's Vineyard mystery, Cynthia Riggs
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Bloodroot : a Martha's Vineyard mystery, Cynthia Riggs
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • "A Thomas Dunne book."
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unknown
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource (296 pages)
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unknown
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online
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9781466863095
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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2175987F-B4ED-4B4E-9FA8-BB85B59438B0
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(OCoLC)948751421

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