It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home.Read more...
It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a quick pit stop, he finds her body floating in the harbor.
With the police shorthanded due to an upcoming presidential visit, it's up to Victoria to take on the case. As she wrestles with her ex-son-in-law, a $3 million will, and a deadly dental clinic, Mrs. Trumbull discovers that nothing in the case is quite what it seems.
"Bloodroot "is the latest in Cynthia Riggs' longstanding Martha's Vineyard mystery series, filled with delightful characters and charming descriptions of the beautiful island.
- ISBN-13: 9781250058683
- ISBN-10: 1250058686
- Publisher: Minotaur Books
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Series: Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-29
- Reviewer: Staff
In Riggs’s agreeable 12th Martha’s Vineyard mystery (after 2012’s Poison Ivy), someone uses arsenic—easily available on the island—to poison the wealthy and unpleasant Mildred Wilmington while she’s at the dentist. The dental clinic is a hotbed of lust, jealousy, and greed, but also under suspicion are the four grandchildren she helped raise and who are expected to do very well financially now that the old lady is gone. Since the police are busy preparing for a visit by the U.S. president, it’s up to 92-year-old deputy Victoria Trumbull to investigate. Fortunately, most people are willing to confide in Victoria, which helps her sort through the mess. Meanwhile, Lockwood, the duplicitous and dangerous former husband of Victoria’s granddaughter Elizabeth, shows up on the Vineyard. Despite scads of evidence that Lockwood is no good, Victoria welcomes him. Maybe it’s because she needs his help to unmask the killer. He doesn’t contribute much to the story otherwise. Agent: Paula Munier, Talcott Notch Literary Agency. (May)