Cynthia Riggs has lived on Martha’s Vineyard her entire life. She knows the area intimately in all seasons, and her knowledge brings the sights, sounds, and smells vividly to life. Just in time for that summer trip, Cynthia Riggs and her 92-year-old poet sleuth Victoria Trumbull will transport readers to Martha’s Vineyard in her latest mystery BLOODROOT.
It’s just another day at the dentist’s office for “sympathetic, strong-willed” (Bookish) Victoria Trumball when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It’s an unfortunate, though seeming 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 find 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. Trumball discovers that nothing in the case is quite what it seems.