Phoebe Eldridge, a short-tempered woman who lives alone, has sold the family land to a developer who made an offer that seemed too good to resist. When the Conservation Trust enlists Victoria to search that land for an endangered plant, she and her 11-year-old after-school assistant are rewarded with the discovery of a little nest of cranefly orchids, and a body.
"Readers who enjoyed the charming series debut, Deadly Nightshade, will be delighted to get another dose of Victoria's sharp tongue." (Booklist)
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- martin j.
Excellent in all ways!
This is such a wonderful, quaint, well-written mystery! Brimming with local color and gravitas. Agatha Christie meets Lake Wobegon with considerable emotional intelligence.
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- Crispin Haskins
Fun but not my favourite.
I enjoyed this book because of its island references and the familiar characters. I also liked some of the new characters—Ms Riggs characters are always well-rounded. The story was lacking and tended to plod along. I still enjoyed the book but I would say it was the weakest in the Victoria Trumbull series. So far, my favourite is Indian Pipes.