A small town has its share of unpleasant residents. When a developer with an unhappy wife, a bullish attitude toward women, and a much-frowned-upon plan is murdered, not many tears are shed. The case naturally falls to Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old, sharp-witted sheriff's deputy. Served by her in-depth knowledge of the island of Martha's Vineyard and her indomitable drive, Victoria is on the trail again: bunions, lilac-bough cane, and all.… (more)
The breeze blew off Nantucket Sound, past the lighthouse that guarded the entrance, past the freshly painted captains' houses lining North Water Street, past white picket fences laden with yellow, pink, and white roses.