The Paperwhite Narcissus: Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series, Book 5

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
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.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 17162a57-7bf7-7802-3a73-51bf29c3dbe9
full_title paperwhite narcissus
author riggs cynthia
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-07-20 09:25:28AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1573448769474658304
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Porter, Davina.
author Cynthia Riggs
author-letter Riggs, Cynthia.
author2 Porter, Davina., hoopla digital.
author2-role Porter, Davina.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_additional Cynthia Riggs., by Cynthia Riggs.
author_display Riggs, Cynthia
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber_sort_arlington LT D RIGGS
collection_arlington Large Type
date_added 2009-07-19T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 2923
detailed_location_arlington Central Large Type, hoopla

Cynthia Riggs draws from a lifetime's intimacy with fabled Martha's Vineyard and its people to create an irresistible series filled with murder and a unique atmosphere.

When Colley Jameson, the unpopular, egocentric editor of the Island Enquirer abruptly cancels Victoria Trumbull's weekly column, the ninety-two-year-old Martha's Vineyard native takes her reporting skills to the competition and immediately outscoops the Enquirer—with a murder story. Body parts of a local man wash up at two separate locations, and an investigation reveals that he was having an affair with a woman who is fatally poisoned—and just happens to be one of Jameson's ex-wives. A third victim connected to the newspaperman coincides with a series of fake obituaries detailing the ruthless editor's own demise. Certain she's the only person on the island with enough insight to save his skin—and his newspaper—Colley tells Victoria to name her price, before a killer terminates his career ... permanently.

Served by her in-depth knowledge of the island, her sharp wit, and her indomitable drive, the sheriff's deputy is on the trail again: bunions, lilac-bough cane, and all.

econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access, external
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive, hoopla
edition Unabridged.
format_arlington Large Type, eAudio, eAudiobook
format_boost 20
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Fiction
genre_facet Fiction
grouping_category book
id 17162a57-7bf7-7802-3a73-51bf29c3dbe9
isbn 9780786276530, 9781481564021
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b1493145x||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b12474459|.i12120169|Central Large Type|LT D RIGGS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 09, 2016|cafl||, overdrive:ae3489d5-7670-4d60-a280-03ac4a4409f4|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington LT D RIGGS, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington LT D RIGGS, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington LT D RIGGS, Online, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 4218
num_holdings 2
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital., 375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
popularity 3
primary_isbn 9781481564021
publishDate 2005, 2006
publishDateSort 2005
publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc., Thorndike Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b1493145x|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2006|1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b12474459|Large Type|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|c2005.|375 pages (large print) ; 23 cm, overdrive:ae3489d5-7670-4d60-a280-03ac4a4409f4|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b1493145x||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b12474459|.i12120169|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:ae3489d5-7670-4d60-a280-03ac4a4409f4|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
series Martha's Vineyard Mystery
series_with_volume Martha's Vineyard Mystery
subject_facet Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction, Older women -- Fiction, Real estate developers -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Trumbull, Victoria (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Massachusetts -- Martha's Vineyard -- Fiction
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title The Paperwhite Narcissus Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series, Book 5
title_display The Paperwhite Narcissus
title_full The Paperwhite Narcissus Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series, Book 5, The paperwhite narcissus / by Cynthia Riggs, The paperwhite narcissus [electronic resource] / Cynthia Riggs
title_short The Paperwhite Narcissus
title_sort Paperwhite Narcissus Marthas Vineyard Mystery Series Book 05
title_sub Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series, Book 5
topic Fiction, Mystery
topic_facet Fiction, Mystery