A Fatal Vineyard Season

A Fatal Vineyard Season

A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

Book - 1999
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It's September on Martha's Vineyard, that perfect time of year when the summer people have gone back to "America" and the locals can enjoy the many pleasures their beautiful island has to offer. For J.W. Jackson and his wife, Zee, September brings time for sailing and fishing and savoring the joys of parenthood of toddler Joshua and new baby Diana.

September also brings some extra work for J.W. as he secures boats and houses against a coming hurricane and closes up some of the Vineyard's big homes for wealthy summer residents. Among J.W.'s longtime clients are Stanley and Betsy Crandel from the town of Oak Bluffs, whose roots in the Vineyard go deep. The senior Crandels, owners of a large Victorian house, have gone to Switzerland, but they ask J.W. to change a faucet and make the house ready for their vacationing niece, Julia Crandel, and her friend, Ivy Holiday. Julia's a struggling Hollywood actress, whose only success so far has been a television commercial, but Ivy has already achieved a measure of fame.

It's only when the two beautiful African-American actresses arrive in Oak Bluffs that J.W. begins to sense that somethi

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c1999
ISBN: 9780684855448
0684855445
Characteristics: 219 p. : map ; 22 cm

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