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Philip R. Craig grew up on a small cattle ranch near Durango, Colorado, before going off to college at Boston . The tranquility of Martha's Vineyard becomes broken for ex-cop .

Philip R. Craig grew up on a small cattle ranch near Durango, Colorado, before going off to college at Boston University, where he was an All-American fencer. at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Jackson and his family. Leaving his wife, Zee, and young daughter, Diana, at home while he takes his son, Joshua, with him to go clamming, . is looking forward to a peaceful June day.

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Book in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series). A Shoot on Martha's Vineyard: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Paperback)). A Fatal Vineyard Season: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Paperback)). Vineyard Blues : A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

I felt my life come back to me. I ran to them and took them in my arms. My God, what happened? Are you all right? Zee winced, but smiled. There was an odd look in her eyes f!

I felt my life come back to me. There was an odd look in her eyes f! Yes, we're both fine. I'm so glad you're here. Me, too, Pa, said Diana, hanging on to my neck. Me, too, said a medic. Your wife and your daughter should both be up at the hospital, to make sure they're as good as they think they are. But Zee here wouldn't go until you came home.

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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. արծիք հրապարակելու կանոններ.

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Vineyard Chill: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. The late Philip R. It is always sad to say goodbye to old friends. This is Craig's final Martha's Vineyard mystery, as the author died last year. Jackson's old friend Cal arrives on the island, he brings with.

J.W. Jackson abandoned Boston for the tranquil pleasures of Martha's Vineyard, hoping to leave the violence of the big city behind. But when the past comes looking for him in the guise of two brutal thugs, the former cop knows it is time to put down his fishing pole and start opening doors he'd hoped were closed forever. And when the man the hoodlums were searching for -- a face from Jackson's yesterday -- turns up seeking help, J.W. realizes that personal revenge should be the least of his concerns. Because the shadows darkening the island are longer and deadlier than he ever imagined. And if he can't stem the dark tide lapping at the shores of his beloved Vineyard, the new life he loves and everyone in it will be changed forever.


Comments: (7)

Conjulhala
Never mess with a good woman on her way to practice her competition shooting. Zeolinda is beaten by messengers looking for a gambling debt skip, but when Diana is threaten Zee fights back, killing one and laming the other.
J.W. protects his family to discover the "wanted" man is the husband of his ex-wife, who has few scruples about how he treats the people he claims to love. J.W. Jackson wants all of these characters out of his life.
VINEYARD SHADOWS has more twists and turns than the roads of Martha's Vineyard and will keep you guessing till the end.
HaintsWriting as a Small Business
Chillhunter
Great mystery. Like there are no vicious violence. Would recommend for anyone's pleasure reading. Try other stories they are good.
Balladolbine
Love Phil Craig
Mr.Savik
I did enjoy this book. Seeing the mystery from the man's point of view is something I should probably explore more often. Believable characters, believable scenarios.
Adoranin
J.W. Jackson used to be a Boston cop. As the book opens pale June people are on the island. School is out. Vacationers have arrived. Zee, J.W.'s wife, is a natural marksman. She is going out to practice when two men appear. In self defense and in defense of her daughter Diana she shoots them. The newspapers have a heyday with stories describing a housewife shooting mobster intruders. It seems the men are enforcers from Charlestown.

Clearly this opening is dramatic. Reader interest in the outcome has been stoked. The issue presentedd is how far is the reach of the bad guys. (In our community two or three police officers are school board members and another moonlights as a substitute teacher. They are community activists of a sort. They seek to insure harmony. One senses that J.W. Jackson is cut from the same cloth.)

The men from Charlestown are looking for J.W.'s first wife's husband. In the scheme of things there is no reason for the intrusion-- there never is. New England mobsters and the rackets are part of the story. The Boston mob seems to be, in this reader's mind, the preserve of Robert B. Parker, but there is room for other aspirants.

I like this writer for presenting the seaside and small town as a setting for the series. Also, spending time with with J.W. and Zee and their children is a pleasure. Craig really does a great job with his portrayal of J.W.'s two small children. Casting J.W. as a house-husband and the narrator inserts the children into the foreground. Additionally, I learned in this book that the expressions Down East (to Maine) and Up to Boston derive from sailing terminology, the prevailing southeast winds.
Uriel
The 12th installment in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery series starts out with a bang. The tranquility of Martha's Vineyard becomes broken for ex-cop J.W. Jackson and his family. Leaving his wife, Zee, and young daughter, Diana, at home while he takes his son, Joshua, with him to go clamming, J.W. is looking forward to a peaceful June day. While he is gone, two hired thugs show up at his house, intent to find a man that Zee has never heard off. After giving her a beating and holding Diana at knifepoint, Zee still maintains that she has no idea who the man is. Zee is able to get to her gun, and being a great shot, she is able to stop the assault on herself and her young daughter. When J.W. returns home to find his battered wife, he instantly is determined to put an end to the violence to his family and on his island home.

It is discovered that the man wanted by the men from Boston is the husband of J.W.'s ex-wife, Carla. He was a schoolteacher in Boston, and J.W. cannot fathom why two men would come looking for him at their home on Martha's Vineyard. He goes to see his ex-wife, and quickly learns that the schoolteacher was involved in more than academics.

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series, and was not disappointed by this latest offering. Every time I read one of these books, I feel like I have been transported to beachfront property. The characters are strong, and I enjoy the interactions between J.W. and Zee. The children are a bit too well-behaved (I wish all kids were so well-mannered), but I do not feel that it diminishes the writing in any way. This book is a great beach or vacation read.

The first book in the series is called "A Beautiful Place to Die". Enjoy!
Grosho
Ah summer. Sunshine, lazy days and another Philip Craig novel about the charm and easy pace of Martha's Vineyard.
Retired Boston cop J. W. Jackson moved to the island of Martha's Vineyard for a lifestyle change, only to find that trouble always has a way of finding him there. A couple of Beantown mobsters show up at his home and try muscling his wife, Zee, for some information about one Tom Rimini, an apparent missing gambler who is in deep hawk with the loan sharks. The thugs get physical with Zee, so she manages to modify their behavior by grabbing her pistol and shooting. With one dead and one wounded, the mystery begins to unfold about who Tom Rimini is and why the Soprano types are looking for him on the island.
Once a cop, always a cop. J.W. Jackson's instincts lead him to a series of clues that allow him to piece together the puzzling story of Tom Rimini and his myriad of problems, including those involving the Boston crime family. All this while taking his kids out for an occasional ice-cream, and playing with his two cats, Velcro and Oliver Underfoot.
Philip Craig's books, about the adventures of J. W. Jackson and his family on Martha's Vineyard, are fun and laid back. Yeah, there is usually a mystery to solve, in between getting stuck in the traffic jams at the A&P supermarket, or the long queues at the standby auto lines at the ferry dock in Vineyard Haven. Craig has captured the nuance and magic of sleepy Martha's Vineyard while delivering a light-hearted mystery laced with humorous dialog and usually dumb bad guys. For less than the cost of a ferry ticket, and with no waiting lines, you can enjoy the essence of the island and understand why so many people, famous and otherwise, enjoy trekking to this island every year for some summer fun.
Vineyard Shadows: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery download epub
Mystery
Author: Philip R. Craig
ISBN: 0786236469
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (June 1, 2001)
Pages: 319 pages