Indian Pipes: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cynthia Riggs

Narrated By: Davina Porter

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2009

Duration: 8 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

Victoria Trumbull, ninety-two-year-old native of Martha's Vineyard, is savoring the sea air over Vineyard Sound with her granddaughter, Elizabeth, when she spots a person who seems in trouble near the┬átop of the cliff. Elizabeth goes for help, but it's too late—the man dies before he can be rescued.The man had been hired as a consultant to see whether a site's soil could support a sewage system for a possible casino. The police call it an accident, but his death is just the first in what becomes a series of baffling murders, involving a Harley Davidson and Indian motorcyclists' rally, tribal disputes, squabbling developers, and deeply buried family secrets.Victoria, who was named a deputy police officer after she proved how valuable she was to fighting crime on the Island, is on the case, assisted by her Wampanoag friend Dojan Minnowfish. Her official position is giving her the confidence to take risks that horrify Police Chief Casey O'Neill. But Victoria compensates for her physical limitations by out-thinking the bad guys.As in her previous books in the series, Cynthia Riggs captures the rich and varied setting of Martha's Vineyard—from colorful Gay Head cliffs to the motorcyclists' campground where Indian pipes blossom and die—in this stunning sixth Victoria Trumbull adventure.

"Entertaining…Porter is a skilled narrator, and the story is engaging."—AudioFile

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  • Jean

    This is my first book by Cynthia Riggs. The "detective" is a 90 plus year old woman, she found a dead man and sets off to find the killer. The story moves right along with some action, lots of suspense and insight into living on an island off of Mass. I like the idea that the wits of an older women defeats the younger killer. Davina Porter does a great job narrating the book. Will see if I can find more books by Riggs.