Something is indeed amiss. A request comes from presumed relatives in the Midwest to disinter a coffin for reburying elsewhere. Things go wrong from there. When, as a last measure, the coffin is found, dug up, and opened, it does not contain the expected body. Then the coffin itself disappears.
"With patience and charm, the down-to-earth Victoria succeeds in drawing out confidences. In the end, even she is surprised". (Publishers Weekly)
"Can a 92-year-old protagonist engage readers of all ages? Definitely....As satisfying as a steaming bowl of chowder on a cold New England evening." (Booklist)
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- Sharon in Surrey
Victoria solves another one
I'm becoming very fond of Victoria Trumbal & her intimate knowledge of Martha's Vineyard. The ending of this one was a real surprise!! Although the action is much gentler & slower than most of the Thrillers/Murders I usually like, Victoria has stolen my listening heart. A good listen for anyone who likes some local lore mixed with mayhem.
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Passed the time
I was hoping to really like these characters since I love to find a series I enjoy. It was OK, but it doesn't make me want to read or listen to more of these.
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- Wild Horses Flying
Packed with petty quibbles
Interesting plot premise -- then -- just listening to people squabble. Clearly, some people like this. I don't.
Ideallistic view of a small community
I love women sleuths, especially older ones, and I adore Davina Porter as reader.
In this book, the first I read, but not the first in this series, the protagonist didn't strike me as extraordinary so much as the police chief as rather not extraordinary. But I liked the writing style and the descriptions of the land and the weather.
It will not give your brain a big work-out but rather transport you elsewhere for a couple of hours.
I'll definitely try another book of this series, although right now I am not sure I'll commit to reading all of them.