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Vineyard Prey: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries) ebook

by Philip R. Craig


December on Martha's Vineyard means more than holiday preparation. It means deer hunting season. Most of Philip Craig's Martha's Vineyard Mysteries take place in the warmer months, but in a change of pace, this one takes place in December.

December on Martha's Vineyard means more than holiday preparation. A killer can hardly pick a better time to commit murder than during hunting season when people don orange clothing and walk around openly carrying guns. So it is in the sixteenth mystery in the series Craig set in his home of Martha's Vineyard. Jackson and his family are contemplating the Christmas season, . receives a visit from his old Army buddy Joe Begay, who needs some help.

com/qdzlzty Best-selling author Philip R. Craig's popular Martha's Vineyard mystery series is filled with the authentic, fascinating details only an island resident like Craig could provide

com/qdzlzty Best-selling author Philip R. Craig's popular Martha's Vineyard mystery series is filled with the authentic, fascinating details only an island resident like Craig could provide. Like the other hit books in the series, Vineyard Prey shows a darker and more dangerous side of this quaint community.

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Book Description Thanksgiving has come and gone, and hunting season is in full swing on the Vineyard.

J. W. Jackson - retired cop, dedicated fisherman, and passionate cook - is more or less holed up with his wife, Zee, and their two spunky kids for the winter. Otherwise, their cozy Vineyard home is pretty much cut off from civilization during this time of year. Still, the world has a way of intruding on their idyllic winter setting.

Vineyard Chill: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. The late Philip R. Craig was the author of nineteen novels in the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery series. 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. A professor emeritus of English at Wheelock College in Boston, he loved the Vineyard and lived there year-round with his wife, Shirley.

Vineyard Prey: Martha's Vineyard Mystery by Philip R. Craig. Vineyard Prey - Philip R. 1. There was a time when the tourist season on Martha’s Vineyard pretty much began on the Fourth of July and ended on Labor Day. Increasingly, however, the shoulder seasons have expanded. People start coming down for weekends in April or even earlier, and the island doesn’t really belong to islanders again until after New Year’s, when, for two months, it’s ours alone, and is very quiet.

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Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series. 22 primary works, 22 total works. Jefferson J. Jackson, a 30-something ex-Boston cop, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series. Jackson, a 30-something ex-Boston cop, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: Book 1. A Beautiful Place to Die. by Philip R. The first book in Craig's evocative serie. ore.

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and hunting season is in full swing on the Vineyard. J. W. Jackson -- retired cop, dedicated fisherman, and passionate cook -- is more or less holed up with his wife, Zee, and their two spunky kids for the winter. At least dear old dad has finally agreed to get a computer to keep them connected to the outside world! Otherwise, their cozy Vineyard home is pretty much cut off from civilization during this time of year. Still, the world has a way of intruding on their idyllic winter setting. When J.W.'s old Vietnam buddy and Vineyard fishing companion, Joe Begay, asks to be met on Cape Cod and virtually smuggled back to the island, J.W. knows something's not right. Joe wouldn't be sneaking around and asking J.W. to do him odd favors if trouble weren't brewing. J.W. also knows that Begay wasn't merely a soldier, but he has also performed highly secretive work for the government ever since Vietnam. Soon, the facts begin to emerge: A few years ago, Begay and five fellow agents were caught in the chaos of a bloody mission. Today, only two of the five remain. The others have died unexpectedly, and a killer known as the Easter Bunny may now be on his way to the island to take out Joe Begay. Enter the seductive and highly dangerous Kate MacLeod, the fifth member of Begay's secret government team. Why has Kate suddenly appeared on the Vineyard? Is she there to warn Begay, or could she be there to kill him? Even though Begay claims to trust her, J.W. is sticking close to Kate's side to make sure his friend is not being double-crossed. J.W. has always admired and respected Begay, and would do anything to help him out -- but he can't let Zee and the kids become targets in this cat-and-mouse game. Can J.W. divert the Bunny's attention long enough for Begay to take him out? And can he keep his family out of harm's way?
Meztihn
J.W. Jackson moves from the cozy side of the mystery field to a thriller with excellent results. This time his friend, Joe Bengay asks for his help and J.W. delivers.
VINEYARD PREY by Philip R. Craig features one of the most intriguing characters of the series, Joe Begay. The reader knows the story of J.W. and Hopi Indian Joe, but this volume allows the reader a closer examination of the man J.W. often uses as a source of information.
This volume may be the best of the series as it has a little bit of style for everyone.
Nash Black, author of SINS OF THE FATHERS.
ChallengeMine
I was very saddened to read about the death of Philip Craig. I have enjoyed this series since I came across the first or second book many years ago. I like very much the recipes in the end. I will be reading the other series J. W. and Brady Coyne stories. I will miss this author.
POFOD
Another vineyard mystery , but very similar to previous books. i wasn't sure I hadn't read it before--I hadn't. I would not recommend it unless you are really bored and need a quick beach read.
Yla
more than the usual action in this fast paced novel.....what do you expect when the federal govt becomes part of an island suspense filled mystery. Having all the familiar characters and island life infused into the story kept the book true to the Vineyard series.
Ungall
pretty good.
Yanthyr
Enjoyed this book,one of his best !!!:-)
Dori
The early books of the Martha's Vineyard series were delightful, filled with sand and sunshine and a nice murder for J.W. Jackson to solve. Apparently the creative juices had thinned considerably by the time Mr. Craig came to the last volumes and he thought to go international. It is a disappointment. If this were the first Craig book I had read, I wouldn't bother with going back to read the others.

There is considerable editorializing that has nothing to do with the plot. In earlier books Craig could never resist taking a shot (excuse the word) at those who were not fond of guns, but in this book he comments rather extensively on others he doesn't like, or rather his hero comments, such as, pacifists, vegetarians and people who believe eating meat is wrong. As a Hollywood producer once said, "If you want to send a message, try Western Union." All books, of course, have an ethos, a moral point of view, but it shouldn't be in the form of a rant.

The second flaw, in my view, is in going from a simple murder mystery (as were the early books of the series) into some kind of James Patterson international spy/assassin super-criminal plot. It just didn't work for me. I never believed that the hero's friend, Joe Begay, was some kind of secret agent who traveled the world and became a target for a newly minted Carlos, named "The Easter Bunny." It just felt--well--silly.

As an aside, I do wish mystery/thriller writers would stop using protaganists who are disillusioned, wounded Viet Nam war veterans and ex-cops from a big city who have a bullet in them still and who were there when their partner was killed. Heard it.

What became of the somewhat cozy murder mystery set on idyllic Martha's Vinehard? Perhaps I should go back and and read those volumes again. I recomeend this to others as well.
December on Martha's Vineyard means more than holiday preparation. It means deer hunting season. A killer can hardly pick a better time to commit murder than during hunting season when people don orange clothing and walk around openly carrying guns.

So it is in the sixteenth mystery in the series Craig set in his home of Martha's Vineyard. Retired cop J. W. Jackson is visited by old-army-buddy-turned-covert-operations-guy Joe Begay. Begay shares enough of his past with Jackson to tap Jackson's curiosity--and get Jackson's help--in confronting a killer from Begay's past.

Begay is one of five on a secret team who worked together, but three of the five die within a short time. Suspecting he and the remaining member of the team, the man-hungry Kate MacLeod, are next in the killer's murder plans, Begay sends his family away, gets Jackson to help him bait the killer, then waits for the killer to appear.

MacLeod shows up at Begay's door instead, and the plot's twists and turns begin as Craig takes us down one possible road only to switch us to a more plausible path, then to an even more probable trail on our way to discovering the killer.

As you make the journey, you'll be comparing notes with local law enforcement, the FBI, the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency), and J. W. to figure this one out. As if that isn't entertainment enough, you'll also enjoy the humor the author slips in. Even more good news is you don't have to have read the first fifteen in this series to like this one.

Armchair Interviews says: Prolific author Philip Craig does it again, and we are the lucky readers who benefit.
Vineyard Prey: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries) ebook
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Philip R. Craig
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