A Beautiful Place to Die(1989)
(The first book in the Martha's Vineyard Mysteries series)
A novel by 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, Jackson finds himself reluctantly drawn back into the investigative trade. For there is a serpent loose in paradise -- and it's contaminating Jackson's lovely, peaceful island with its poisonous venom of drugs and death.
Used availability for Philip R Craig's A Beautiful Place to Die
December 1989 : USA Hardback
August 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback