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Deadly NightShade

(2001)
(The first book in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Victoria Trumbull has lived most of her ninety-two years on the Island. Martha's Vineyard, its magic and its history, is part of the texture of her life. Like other Islanders, she knows the sounds of the sea in calm and stormy weather - and she knows the sounds that do not belong. One evening while Victoria waits on the dock for her granddaughter to return with the harbormaster, she hears a chilling scream followed by a splash and the sound of tires skidding on sand. She investigates and discovers a mutilated body floating on the outgoing tide. With her granddaughter, Domingo the harbormaster, a swarm of Island characters, and a few mysterious visitors, Victoria manages to get in a good bit of detective work. However, she isn't able to prevent further homicide. As the tension mounts, Victoria concocts a scheme to reveal the killer, yet still has time to prepare her traditional Saturday night supper of Boston baked beans. Meanwhile, summer visitors bask on the beach, sail Island waters, and shop in the Island stores, oblivious to the death and disorder murder has brought to the native Islanders' lives.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Cynthia Riggs's Deadly NightShade

Hardback Editions

December 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deadly Nightshade
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7862-3754-6 / 978-0-7862-3754-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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May 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Deadly Nightshade
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-312-27252-9 / 978-0-312-27252-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Deadly Nightshade (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-451-20816-1 / 978-0-451-20816-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Deadly Nightshade (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 1-4417-2875-9 / 978-1-4417-2875-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Deadly Nightshade: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Deadly Nightshade: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Deadly Nightshade: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Deadly Nightshade: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Deadly Nightshade: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-4519-6 / 978-0-7861-4519-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Deadly Nightshade: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-7185-5 / 978-0-7861-7185-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone
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March 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Deadly Nightshade (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-7619-9 / 978-0-7861-7619-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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