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The Cemetery Yew

(2003)
(The third book in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Victoria Trumbull, the astute, 92-year-old Vineyard native and deputy police officer, takes on her most bizarre case yet, in Riggs's third appealing Vineyard mystery (after 2002's The Cranefly Orchid Murders). An empty grave, a misplaced coffin and a missing hearse driver are the harbingers of a series of grotesque murders, whose victims turn out to share an odd South American connection involving smuggling and an exotic bird. The author lends ballast to an outlandish plot by lovingly depicting ordinary island people (awkward teens, a friendly police chief, small-town officials with their rivalries and gossips) and events (notably the return of the local high school football team from the big game against Nantucket). The unfamiliar portrait of the Vineyard in winter is another plus. With patience and charm, the down-to-earth Victoria succeeds in drawing out confidences. In the end, even she is surprised.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Cynthia Riggs's The Cemetery Yew

Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cemetery Yew
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7862-5929-9 / 978-0-7862-5929-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cemetery Yew (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-312-32126-0 / 978-0-312-32126-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Paperback)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-451-21351-3 / 978-0-451-21351-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cemetery Yew (Martha's Vineyard Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 1-4708-8701-0 / 978-1-4708-8701-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-4764-4 / 978-0-7861-4764-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cemetery Yew: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-6348-8 / 978-0-7861-6348-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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September 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Cemetery Yew (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-7267-3 / 978-0-7861-7267-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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