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The Paperwhite Narcissus

(2005)
(The fifth book in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series)
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In this fifth book in the Victoria Trumbull series, the ninety-two-year-old sleuth finds herself embroiled in a series of murders after she is fired from her job as West Tisbury correspondent for The Island Enquirer (the editor claims the newspaper needs a younger look).

Victoria, determined to show that age is no barrier to news papering, immediately throws her weight behind The Grackle, intent on turning the two-page West Tisbury newsletter into a formidable competitor of the Enquirer. And it looks as though she will.

In the meantime, the Enquirer's narcissistic editor has been receiving a series of obituaries, each naming him as the deceased. He would dismiss them as a sick joke, but the obituaries follow the actual deaths of people close to him. Rather than going to the police, he grudgingly rehires Victoria to uncover the identity of the obituary writer. Victoria knows almost everybody on the Island, and she may be the only person who can solve the mystery before the editor needs a genuine obituary of his own.

In The Paperwhite Narcissus, as in the four previous books in the series, Cynthia Riggs explores the rich and varied setting of Martha's Vineyard in a way that only a native Islander can. The story glides from Wasque, the desolate southeast corner of Chappaquiddick, to the Coast Guard boat ramp in Menemsha; from the elegantly maintained Captains' houses in Edgartown to the wild Atlantic Ocean beach at Quansoo.

A delightfully cozy read, steeped in rich characters and a sense of place, this latest Victoria Trumbull mystery is sure to charm long-time fans and first-time readers.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7862-7653-3 / 978-0-7862-7653-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-312-33983-6 / 978-0-312-33983-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 1-4056-3469-3 / 978-1-4056-3469-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Not Avail
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus (A Martha's Vineyard Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 1-69742-300-0 / 978-1-69742-300-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus
Author(s): cynthia-riggs
ISBN: 0-373-26564-6 / 978-0-373-26564-0 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus (Martha's Vineyard Mystery)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 1-4417-3777-4 / 978-1-4417-3777-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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December 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2005 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Paperwhite Narcissus (Library Edition) (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-3776-2 / 978-0-7861-3776-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Paperwhite Narcissus (Library Edition) (Martha's Vineyard)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-7590-7 / 978-0-7861-7590-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Paperwhite Narcissus (Library Edition) (Martha's Vineyard)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
ISBN: 0-7861-7865-5 / 978-0-7861-7865-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Paperwhite Narcissus (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries Book 5)
Author(s): Cynthia Riggs
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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