"Victoria is reluctantly drawn into a wedding and a murder investigation."
Reviewed by Leanne Davis
Posted July 8, 2018
An electrician is doing some wiring in Victoria's house
for her cousin's wedding when a body is discovered
hanging there. It takes some time to identify the young
man who is a stranger to Victoria and her cousin, Penny.
Having a crime scene in the basement means a delay to the
wedding which is putting stress on Penny's finances.
Penny was maxed out on her credit cards because she was
marrying the son of wealthy man or so she thought.
Rocco has been disinherited. He thinks he's marrying
money since Penny has family on Martha's Vineyard.
Nothing is as it seems in the this book with nearly
everyone pretending to be something they aren't. There
are a lot of possible killers and many motives to choose
from. Victoria must work to find the truth as Rocco is
Cynthia Riggs has provided fascinating reads over the years
as Victoria has investigated deaths around Martha's
Vineyard. WIDOW'S WREATH proved to be especially
convoluted. With Victoria learning about Facebook and
the power of social media, the path to finding the killer
is fraught with misinformation. Ms. Riggs has
peopled the island with a variety of interesting and
amusing secondary characters. Explore the island and
learn how the islanders survive the onslaught of
visitors. Readers will be fascinated by Victoria and her
process of using the information that comes her way to
make sure the villains are caught.
It’s a case of cold feet—and cold-blooded murder—as
92-year-old poet/sleuth Victoria Trumbull gets more than she
bargained for after hosting an ill-fated
A wedding on picturesque Martha’s
Vineyard promises to be the affair of the season when Penny
Arbuthnot asks her cousin, feisty 92-year-old poet Victoria
Trumbull, if she can use her property for the reception.
Victoria agrees—but she has no idea what’s in store for the
For one, Penny is seriously in debt
and desperate to marry money. She thinks she’s on the road
to riches when she hooks Rocco Bufano, whose father is a
multi-billionaire. But unbeknownst to Penny, Rocco’s been
disowned by dad. He’s also in hock up to his ears, and
thinks he’s bagged the catch of a lifetime in a wealthy
Vineyard native. He also knows that someone is out to kill
him. In fact, several guests have a reason to off Rocco,
among them an autistic savant with a prodigious knowledge of
Victoria has assumed the reception
will be a modest lemonade-and-gingersnap affair—but when a
body is found in her cellar, it may be a happily-never-after
in Widow’s Wreath, the fourteenth engaging
installment in Cynthia Riggs’s beloved Martha’s Vineyard
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1 comment posted.
Re: Victoria is reluctantly drawn into a wedding and a murder investigation.
Sounds interesting. I'll have to go look for the beginning
of the series.
(Dale Kirk 10:03pm July 10)
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