Vineyard Blues

Vineyard Blues

A Martha's Vineyard Mystery

Book - 2000
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A Scribner Crime Novel


It's been many years since J. W. Jackson has seen Corrie Appleyard, so J.W.'s delighted when the elderly African-American bluesman strolls unexpectedly up his driveway, guitar in hand. Corrie has come to Martha's Vineyard to play a few shows and to catch up on old times. But there's more to the Vineyard mix this summer than music, bluefish, and friendship.

Someone is torching the run-down summerhouses that a reviled local slumlord rents out to college kids who flock to the island for sun, sex, and summer jobs. J.W. and Zee, busy adding a wing to their house for precocious offspring Joshua and Diana, might almost cheer for the arsonist if they didn't fear someone would get hurt.

They are especially concerned for Corrie Appleyard, who opts to bunk in one of the dilapidated structures. Corrie doesn't need much in the way of amenities, and a friend's grandson has offered him hospitality. It's a bad choice. When a fire breaks out and an unidentified body is pulled from the scorched ruins, J.W. fears the worst. Corrie's precious guitar lies abandoned nearby, an ominous sign that the old man who seeme

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2000.
ISBN: 9780684834559
0684834553
Branch Call Number: Cra
Characteristics: 223 p.

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Oct 22, 2016

NUMBER 11 IN SERIES. HENN CTY DOES NOT HAVE NUMBER 12, Vineyard Shadows. AVAILABLE IN LARGE PRINT FROM MNLINK.

hermlou Aug 06, 2010

J.W. Jackson & his family live on Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. They are visited by Corrie Appleyard, a blues musician and friend of Jackson's father. The reader feels like a visitor to the cosy family home and to the island with its long history. Jackson fishes for bluefish and quahogs, and he takes his children along on investigations, a far cry from the hard-boiled detective! Two old buildings are burned down, and arson suspects include people who hate the landlord for renting out run-down buildings and for being a sexual predator. An enjoyable series.

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