After the officer is killed a women goes to J. Owners of said houses and vehicles feel both fear and hate, while some residents who seek silence silently cheer. But he's always come back in time for breakfast. The owner decides to hire a local man to guard the property after all his windows are broken one night. There was barely a ripple on the waters of the harbor, but just enough wind for us to ghost out into Nantucket Sound and then watch the sun set as we reached Oak Bluffs.
Or it had been until the coming of the Silencer, who that spring had begun destroying the sound systems of some of the loudest cars on the island. I had read some of the earlier entries into this series and was not overly impressed. A rich islander falls to his death. But I have grown a bit weary of the rest. The dust jacket is missing. Harold may have been guilty of vandalism at the mansion, but according to Maud, he's not a killer. For others, the picturesque vacation spot is a relaxing escape.
That watchman is murdered and shortly after, another murder seems tied to the event. That evening I rowed Zee and our kids out to the catboat. But digging up the dirty secrets of the island elite may only inflame a murderer who's not done killing -- and hasten J. Phil left three completed novels, which have now all been published posthumously. He takes on odd jobs to earn extra money including some detective work when he becomes interested in an unusual crime. I like his approach to life and parenting.
He fishes, weeds the garden, cooks dinner, and solves crimes. An okay mystery but I guessed the culprit abotu halfway through the book. She's seventeen now and he's twenty and they want to get hitched, but the honeymoon will have to wait until he does the extra time for breaking jail. This is all fine until two people are murdered. Someone on Goodreads had recommended this book and I thought I would give it a try. Who is telling the truth? Craig casts his observant eye on the fine line between tragedy and comedy on Martha's Vineyard. Once the jail keepers found out he had escaped, the prisoners told them how he's been doing it for months.
Life on Martha's Vineyard seemed just fine. She wrote almost weekly letters to the local papers protesting development on the Vineyard in general and Chappy in particular, and had something to say at every meeting of every civic or governmental group that might influence change. I started reading the series in 1989 and read them until 2001. We kept our dinghy on Collins Beach, chained to a piling of the Reading Room bulkhead so it couldn't be stolen by gentlemen sailors who needed a way to get back to their yachts late at night. Jackson doesn't rush headlong into any investigation. I don't think residents of the Vineyard would appreciate the sweeping generalizations of the island's denizens all the potential stereotypes are there -- the rich, the hermits, the hapless tourists, etc. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
W feels bad so he goes out and tries to find the killer. I'd forgotten to ask Tony how the Silencer case was going, but I figured that if they'd solved it he'd have told me. With his usual glorious mix of Vineyard ambience, romance, food, fishing, and first-rate suspense, Craig once again proves that his Martha's Vineyard mysteries are the perfect summer read. W Jackson who lives on Martha's Vineyard. This book is over ten years old so it was funny to have a family discuss and enjoy their new computer purchase! He just can't seem to keep himself from investigating.
Fortunately, in this case, the book was fun and entertaining. Craig spent a great deal of time describing the detectives family, their eating habi Someone on Goodreads had recommended this book and I thought I would give it a try. Craig wrote mysteries set in Martha's Vineyard - a place that I have never been. Recently I returned to them and was pleased to be taken back to a lovely island where some bad things happen which are described by a pleasant, humorous, almost gentle J. Working nights to keep the lowlife away from the palace. Who is telling the truth? A cozy mystery set on Martha's Vineyard.
We kept it on a stake halfway between the Yacht Club and the Reading Room, two organizations that we had never been invited to join. A respite from the unwanted noise suits fishing enthusiast, former cop, and sometime investigator J. Third Strike, co-written with Bill Tapply, came out in November of 2007. As a stay-at-home dad of two young children, a year-round resident of beautiful Martha's Vineyard and an avid fisherman, he has better things to do. My aversion to such art, in fact, had led some who know me to suspect that I, myself, was the Silencer.
On his own terms, he puzzles his way through an engaging mystery that pays off in the end. Hired by the aristocratic mother of the most likely suspect to help prove her son's innocence, J. Craig spent a great deal of time describing the detectives family, their eating habits, the thrilling tale if the family would get a computer or not and the history of several town people. Jackson lives in the Ocean Heights section of Martha Vineyard with his wife and two children. He just can't seem to keep himself from investigating. The cops couldn't admit this, of course, but their efforts to apprehend him were pretty feeble at best.
Click on a plot link to find similar books! But if Harold didn't kill Ollie, who did? As his investigation moseys along, J. His constant need to describe mild sexual situations were by no means even softcore, but they almost took over the book. That watchman is murdered and shortly after, another murder seems tied to the event. A less important story was that the Silencer had struck again in Oak Bluffs, infuriating the houseful of college kids whose sound system had been melted, but delighting their neighbors. This time, though, a jailer noticed he was missing and our best guess is that when Mickey saw a bunch of cops wandering around the jail, he was afraid to come back so he went and hid. But the entire story could have been told in 10 pages. I don't think he'll hide very long.