Search Results: "Jennifer Riggs Vetter"


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DOWN BY THE STATION by Jennifer Riggs Vetter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"For transportation enthusiasts, storytime read-alouds and long car trips, the lack of a story will scarcely be noticed. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Vetter's debut adds new verses to the familiar favorite. Read full book review >

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THE BEE BALM MURDERS by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Another valentine to the beauties of Martha's Vineyard and the wintry Victoria (Touch-Me-Not, 2010, etc.), who solves the featherweight mystery as handily as any 92-year-old."
Another adventure for Martha's Vineyard's oldest sleuth. Read full book review >

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DEADLY NIGHTSHADE by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Not even the last page offers the promise of relief, since Book Two is in the works."
The first mystery from lifelong Martha's Vineyard resident Riggs tosses in what you might expect from her home base—clams, weathered docks, folksy locals—as well as a couple of outré murders, one by disembowelment and another by harpoon stabbing. Read full book review >

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THE CEMETERY YEW by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2003

"Even lovers of pesky amateur sleuths and Martha's Vineyard lore will agree it's past time for Victoria (The Cranefly Orchid Murders, 2002, etc.) to retire for good."
Bodies everywhere except where they belong—in a tidy plot. Read full book review >

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BUILD WEALTH & SPEND IT ALL by Stanley Riggs
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Contemporary, well-researched and smartly written; a fresh way of thinking about accumulating and spending money."
Dying broke and enjoying it is the theme of this lively debut book by a physician with a penchant for investing. Read full book review >

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BLOODROOT by Cynthia Riggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Riggs, who describes the beauties of her acerbic sleuth's island home as lovingly as ever, provides a more satisfying conclusion than usual this time around."
Think you don't enjoy your dental visits? Imagine how you'd feel if you didn't survive them! Read full book review >

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TOUCH-ME-NOT by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A less convoluted plot than usual (Death and Honesty, 2009, etc.), along with the requisite paeans to the glories of Martha's Vineyard, make this one of Riggs's better efforts."
Is 92 the new 50? It's certainly no bar to being the best sleuth on Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE by David Riggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"Limning a life described by its protagonist as 'infinite riches in a little room,' Riggs explodes the walls of that room in a book that rivals the richness of Marlowe's masterpieces. (50 b&w illustrations)"
Highly satisfying biography of the first great English playwright, who was also a "landmark figure in the history of atheism and sedition." Read full book review >

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STRIKING IT RICH by Craig Vetter
Released: Aug. 20, 1991

"Though Vetter too coyly fails to distinguish between journalism and fiction, and though the novel is programmatic, Vetter's journalistic eye is on-target: a clear depiction of oil- town hoopla and low-rent exploitation."
Journalist Vetter's first novel is a quick read about a writer who works Wyoming's oil boom and lives to tell about it. Read full book review >

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HOW FAST CAN YOU GO? by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Great for a transportation-themed storytime or one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 2-4)"
This simple book about transportation will introduce toddlers to wagons, bicycles, cars, rockets and more. Read full book review >

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NOT IN ROOM 204 by Shannon Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A good choice for parents and teachers who plan to address safety and molestation with children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Regina Lillian Hadwig loves Room 204. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN'S POISON by John R. Riggs
Released: Jan. 28, 1990

Sixth in the offbeat, underappreciated series featuring Oakalla, Wisconsin, newspaper editor Garth Ryland, who's now involved in a Tony Hillerman sort of case—murder, myth, and ecological mayhem combined. Read full book review >