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by Philip R. Craig

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A Fatal Vineyard Season: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. A Case of Vineyard Poison. Craig has captured the nuance and magic of sleepy Martha's Vineyard while delivering a light-hearted mystery laced with humorous dialog and usually dumb bad guys. For less than the cost of a ferry ticket, and with no waiting lines, you can enjoy the essence of the island and understand why so many people, famous and otherwise, enjoy trekking to this island every year for some summer fun.

Craig, Philip . 1933-2007. Jackson, Jeff (Fictitious character), Private investigators, African American actresses, Detective and mystery stories. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Philip Craig's Martha's Vineyard mysteries are well written and give very accurate description of places . All of the vineyard stories are good reads. Highly recommend for easy reading. Philip Craig books are super mysteries.

Philip Craig's Martha's Vineyard mysteries are well written and give very accurate description of places, streets, etc. I live near the Vineyard and in my early days I've biked the roads so it's fun to read these books and sort of relive what I saw (without the mystery, of course). 2 people found this helpful.

Martha's Vineyard is home to ex-Boston cop . Jackson, his adored wife Zee, their toddler Joshua, and newborn daughter Diana. A Fatal Vineyard Season. Book in the Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series).

I was home alone late that night, reading and feeling wide-awake and lonesome in our double bed, when the phone rang. It was Julia Crandel. Come quick! There’s a man with a knife!. Come quick! There’s a man with a knife! d, feeling cold and emotionless the way you sometimes do when there’s a crisis. I’m on my way. Are you both safe right now?. Yes! Yes! But hurry! Hurry!. I got into shorts, Teva sandals, and a sweatshirt, then took Zee’s little Beretta 84F out of the gun cabinet and slapped a magazine into it. It was less bulky than my old S and W police.

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Martha's Vineyard (Wampanoag: Noepe; often simply called The Vineyard) is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. Martha's Vineyard includes the smaller adjacent Chappaquiddick Island, which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have separated them, as in 2007

Tells the story of investigator J.W. Jackson, who is trying to protect two African American actresses menaced by both stalker and local desperadoes, just as Hurricane Elmer approaches the island
J.W. Jackson is married with two children, when Julia Crandel and Ivy Holiday flee a Hollywood stalker who has access to a computer from his prison cell.
Julia is from an old Vineyard family and their sanctuary is precious to the girls, but their race taunts a pair of local gangsters who use intimidation to collect "protection money" from their neighbors' businesses.
Philip Craig creates one of his most vicious villains who is worse than any stalker.
J.W. aids the girls, but he protects his own by sending them off-island, then he fights back against vicious killer and a hurricane. A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON is top notch Craig.
Nash Black, whose books are available in Kindle editions.
Writing as a Small BusinessSins of the FathersHaints
Always good-Love the series!
Vital Beast
A little more graphic and crude than his previous writing. Still a great mystery with some unforeseen twists.
After a bullet disabled him former Boston police officer J. W. Jackson moved to Martha's Vineyard. He supplements his small pension with odd jobs such as caring for the summer homes of part time residents. This allows him to spend time with his wife Zee and their two children. At times, J.W. also solves local crimes.
When J.W. goes to the Crandall home to fix a faucet, he meets the two occupants, Julia Crandall and Ivy Holiday, two individuals hiding from a stalker. The two beautiful ladies attract the resident psychopath Alexandro Vegas, an ex-con that hates women, especially black females. Alexandro begins a campaign of terror against the two women. They hire J.W. to protect them from Alexandro and the California stalker who may be jailed but has plans for his victims.
After ten successful novels, this enjoyable series retains its freshness by providing new insight into the personal life of the hero such as his wife giving birth since the previous tale (see A SHOOT ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD). A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON addresses major social issues such as racism amidst an isolated population and defending oneself against stalkers. Phillip R. Craig gifts his audience with the best novel in one of the better series available today.

Harriet Klausner
I fell in love with J.W. and his Vineyard several books ago. Recently, though, I've found Craig's stories weak to the point of boring.

With the wife came responsibility and predictability. J.W. has changed, and he just doesn't offer the excitement he used to. Now that he has two children, the sleuth is just another dad, lugging car seats and buying ice cream. It's interesting, almost funny, how precocious Craig makes these little darlings, shaking hands and exhibiting perfect manners, even to the bad guys. I couldn't help but think, every time these kids refer to their parents as "Ma" and "Pa", that I was back to "Little House on the Prairie". Maybe that's a better title..."Little House on the Vineyard."

Please, Mr. Craig, get rid of this sugar-sweet family. They could all fall off the boat and drown. They could be kidnaped by terrorists and never returned. Anything. Just bring back the old J.W. and his adventures - minus the missus and the diaper bag.
This is the 10th book in the J.W. Jackson Martha's Vineyard series, so there are few surprises by this point. The virtue of these books is the Martha's Vineyard setting, which is great fun if you are familiar with the Island, and a welcome reminder of the Island when you are stuck on the mainland. As a mystery series, they are so-so; I would not be reading them without my M.V. connection.

As the series goes, this is one of the better mysteries and it comes with plenty of Island settings. More of the action takes place in Oak Bluffs than in many of the other books, and as someone who grew up on summers down island, I especially enjoyed that. J.W.'s family is sent off-island early in the book and pretty much stays there, so, other than his pining for and worrying about them, the family plays little role---which may be a plus or a minus for you.
What I've liked about the many Martha's Vineyard novels by Philip Craig is the setting. While I've never been to that island off Cape Cod, I've walked its beaches and visited its villages in my imagination and through Craig's descriptions.

This book just never really took me there, as previous books from the series did. Instead, Mr. Craig introduced me to a cast of characters that I didn't much like, one-dimensional apes who run a protection racket and shallow Hollywood layabouts. I didn't connect with a single one of them.

The story was nothing much for the first three-fourths of the book. The island was far in the background until near the grand finale. So what else is there to keep one reading?
This novel is a good mystery with some unexpected twists at the end. An actress shows up on Martha's Vineyard with a friend from the island, saying she wants refuge from a stalker in California. It is out of the frying pan and into the fire when she attracts the attention of a local psychopathic hoodlum. J. W. Jackson becomes more involved than he intended when he takes on the task of carrying out an investigation. His own life is endangered when he, in turn, draws the hoodlum's attention. Saying more would give away the plot.
This book, like some of the author's other books, has recipes in an appendix. It also has the usual map of Martha's Vineyard for readers unfamiliar with the island, and some side accounts of fishing.
A Fatal Vineyard Season : A Martha's Vineyard Mystery ebook
Philip R. Craig
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Scribner (June 15, 1999)
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