It's March on Martha’s Vineyard. Too early for bluefish, but not too early for trouble. The winds are brisk and there’s still a chill coming in off the ocean. The mood is gloomy, and for good reason. Former Olympic fencing champion turned millionaire real estate developer Donald Fox has targeted the island for his newest moneymaking scheme. With land values huge and many longtime residents in possession of fuzzy deeds of sometimes dubious legal value, Fox and his team plan to force people to sell cheap. Give up now or we’ll fight you in court...or worse.
The late Philip R. Craig was the author of nineteen novels in the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery series. A professor emeritus of English at Wheelock College in Boston, he loved the Vineyard and lived there year-round with his wife, Shirley.
Booklist This insinuatingly attractive series, starring J. W. and Zee Jackson, grows and deepens.
Kirkus Reviews J.W. is turning into the sensitive, playful, proud papa we all wish we had, but along with all this easygoing amiability come flashes of a darker, more dangerous J.W.
BookBytes Philip R. Craig shows he is a potent storyteller....A triumph.
Mystery News Just the companion for a day on the beach or in the backyard hammock.
Rocky Mountain Telegram Amid bluefish, clambakes, some gourmet meals, a touch of romance, and witty bantering among friends, the Martha's Vineyard mysteries are a breath of fresh air, with a touch of murder most foul; no true whodunit fan could ask for more.
The Indianapolis Star Philip Craig has an eminently readable series going, and he's not doing the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce a bit of harm, either.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune Spending time with author Craig on Martha's Vineyard is the next best thing to vacationing on the island yourself.