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A Beautiful Place to Die  (Martha's Vineyard, Bk 1)
A Beautiful Place to Die - Martha's Vineyard, Bk 1
Author: Philip R. Craig
During his career as a Boston cop, Jeff "J.W." Jackson saw enough of the evil that men do to last a lifetime. So he retired to the serenity of Martha's Vineyard to spend his days fishing for blues and wooing a sexy nurse named Zee. But when a local's boat mysteriously explodes off the coast, killing an amiable young drifter, Ja...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380711550
ISBN-10: 0380711559
Publication Date: 8/1/1991
Pages: 224
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3.8 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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One of a serioes of Martha's Vineyard mysteries by this author. Interesting characters, smart plot turns, keeps you wondering up to the end. Like this author and all of this series - so far!
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A great book, fast easy read, that really keep's your interest. If you have not read any of the Vineyard Mysteries you should really try them, you will not regret a minute of it.
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The first of the series featuring J W Jackson
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First in the Vineyard Murder series. The editing was a bit choppy, but I think I will most definately give book 2 a try.

During his career as a Boston cop, Jeff "JW" Jackson was shot and has decided to retire to the serenity of Martha's Vineyard to spend his days fishing and wooing a nurse named Zee. But when a local's boat mysteriously explodes off the coast, killing a young man, Jackson finds himself reluctantly drawn back into the investigative trade.

There are some wrong doings in paradise - and it's contaminating Jackson's lovely peaceful island with its poisonous venom of drugs and death.
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A great start to the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series! I can't wait to read more of this series and find out what happens to J.W. and Zee, and see what new mystery J.W. will solve next. He reminds me a bit of Robert Parker's Spenser character. Highly recommended!
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Nice "beach book" -- The plotting was a little sluggish, and mystery wasn't terribly mysterious, but a pleasant read and nice memories of The Vineyard!
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Fun to read about the island where I always vacation. I prefer more sophisticated writing, though.
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My first sample of Philip R. Craig's "Martha's Vineyard" series, I liked it well enough to request the next few books from fellow PBS members. It was quick, and straightforward. The mystery plot had integrity and made sense at the end. But it was the interesting lead character(s) that made me want to read more.

In style, the storytelling reminded me of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series, and Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series.

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