At the suggestion of her beekeeper, 92-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull takes in a new boarder, Orion Nanopoulos, in this 10th entry in the cozy mystery series. Orion is leading a project to lay a fiber-optic cable across the island, and when a body is found in the trench where they are laying the cable, Orion tells Victoria he recognizes the dead man as a potential investor, and Victoria is hired by the dead man's sons to investigate the murder.
"Cynthia Riggs triumphs again! Who better than Victoria Trumbull to navigate us through a captivating mix of authentic Vineyard scenes, people, and values, all impacted by the omnipotent forces of the natural world and elemental human nature?"ŚMatthew Stackpole