Poison Ivy

Martha's Vineyard Mysteries, #1

"Poison Ivy" is a great addition to the "A Martha's Vineyard Mystery" series by Cynthia Riggs.

Victoria Trumbell is a sleuth and is 92 years old. When she goes into the room where she is to teach at an Ivy League College, she calls for help as the smell is unmistakable to her. Two bodies are found very fast. Now those involved in the college are worried that this incident will be really bad for the school.

Victoria takes Brownie, the groundskeeper's dog, to help her solve the crimes.

I really liked the storyline and the characters are the kind you wish you could meet. I give this book a 4/5.

Book Blurb for Poison Ivy

On her first day as adjunct professor at Ivy Green College, Victoria Trumbull recognizes the stench emanating from her classroom as more than just dead mice. Brownie, the groundskeeper's mangy mutt, soon discovers a second body hiding beneath a cluster of poison ivy.

The stakes have never been higher for Ivy Green, which is on the brink of losing already-lukewarm support from its accredited partner, Cape Cod University. Thackery Wilson, the founder of Ivy Green, worries that the bad publicity from the murders will obliterate the financial and academic support the tiny college and its dependent students desperately need. As the bodies continue to pile up, all tenure committee members, Victoria and Brownie find themselves hunting a serial killer and trying to save the college.

This charming 11th entry in Cynthia Rigg's Martha's Vineyard mystery series brings the island to life with a cast of eccentric characters led by a unique and endearing sleuth.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.00