Search Results: "Shannon Riggs"


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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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MY BEST DEFENSE by Bob Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An overwrought, but still promising, debut. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Since his mother died three years ago, Jack has learned to make his own way through life. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE FINCH RISES by Jack Riggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Tired and familiar territory, but not without some promise."
A stilted, self-conscious debut chronicles one of those defining boyhood friendships that changes life forever. Read full book review >

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THE PAPERWHITE NARCISSUS by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Fans may enjoy the geriatric gyrations. Others will dream of vacations in places less insular."
Ninety-two-year-old Veronica Trumbull (Jack in the Pulpit, 2004, etc.) ignites a publishing war on Martha's Vineyard that almost breaks the library's copy machine. Oh, yes. She also solves several murders. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STAR by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 29, 2007

"Less local lore and more amusing characters make this outing one of Riggs's best."
Amateur theater, a serial killer and a missing child are all in a day's work for a starchy old part-time Martha's Vineyard deputy. Read full book review >

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TRUMPET OF DEATH by Cynthia Riggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Riggs' pleasantly old-fashioned sleuth (Bloodroot, 2016, etc.) is still clever enough to come up with a surprising culprit in another graceful homage to the island both she and her author call home."
It takes a sleuth with years of experience and loads of local connections to solve the murder of a very unpopular woman. Read full book review >

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INDIAN PIPES by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2006

"Victoria's resourcefulness is the only thing to cheer in this mundane tale."
Instead of going gently into that good night, 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull, accompanied by her granddaughter Elizabeth, is finding another corpse. Read full book review >

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THE BRIGHT HOUR by Nina  Riggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"A luminous, heartbreaking symphony of wit, wisdom, pain, parenting, and perseverance against insurmountable odds."
A loving mother of two meditates on the nature of life and death. 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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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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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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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 >