This was better than I thought it would be - started off a little slow but was a good mystery with an ending that you won't see coming...
I have enjoyed all the Victoria Trumbull Mysteries. They are well written.
I emailed the author and she answered with a humble response that seems appropriate for the author of these books. I wanted to know if she lives on Martha's Vineyard. I also wanted to know when her next book would be published. She said in spring of 2009. It turned out she was right. I have my name wish listed for her latest. Can't wait until my name comes up. Literally can't wait. I may have Amazon it. She's that good.
A wonderful mystery filled with characters that you want to know in your own life.
I loved the characters in this book, the protagonist is 92, whoa, and is delightful. But, I thought the story was very weak, I found myself not caring who did it and why. But the characters were enough to keep my turning pages even when I was bored with the story.
nice cosy newspaper mystery
This is the sixth book this I have read in this series and I think that it is the best. Victoria is her usual self. I really like this series.
Victoria's weekly column is abruptly canceled, in the Island Enquirer--she goes to work for its rival--and soon has a story of body parts washing on shore.
When Colley Jameson, the unpopular, egocentric editor of the Island Enquirer abruptly cancels Victoria Trumbull's weekly column, the ninety-two-year-old Martha's Vineyard native takes her reporting skills to the competition, and immediately outscoops the Enquirer-with a murder story. Body parts of a local man wash up at two separate locations, and an investigation reveals that he was having an affair with a woman who is fatally poisoned-and just happens to be one of Jameson's ex-wives. A third victim connected to the newpaperman coincides with a series of fake obituaries detailing the ruthless editor's own demise. Certain she's the only person on the island with enough insight to save his skin-and his newspaper-Colley tells Victoria to name her price, before a killer terminates his career. . . permanently. (From back cover)
WHEN COLLEY JAMESON,THE UNPOPULAR,EGOCENTRIC EDITOR OF THE ISLAND ENQUIRER ABRUPTLY CANCELS 92 YEAR OLD VICTORIA TURNBALLS WEEKLY COLUMN
VICTORIA TAKES HER WRITING SKILLS TO THE COMPETITION AND OUTSCOOPS THE ENQUIRER WITH A MURDER STORY!!!