Sunday, April 26, 2015

What is Cynthia Riggs reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Cynthia Riggs, author of Poison Ivy: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

Her entry begins:
At the moment, I, Cynthia Riggs, am re-reading Donald Westlake’s What's So Funny? featuring John Dortmunder, a burglar who manages to bungle most of his jobs in highly creative ways. I’ve read most of the Dortmunder books, and catch myself laughing out loud at times at the complicated capers that Dortmunder undertakes. In this book, an ex-cop blackmails Dortmunder with a photo of Dortmunder heisting a computer. The ex-cop wants Dortmunder to steal a valuable chess set stored in an underground bank vault several floors beneath a...[read on]
About Poison Ivy, from the publisher:
On her first day as adjunct professor at Ivy Green College, Victoria Trumbull recognizes the stench emanating from her classroom as more than just dead mice. Brownie, the groundskeeper's mangy mutt, soon discovers a second body hiding beneath a cluster of poison ivy.

The stakes have never been higher for Ivy Green, which is on the brink of losing already-lukewarm support from its accredited partner, Cape Cod University. Thackery Wilson, the founder of Ivy Green, worries that the bad publicity from the murders will obliterate the financial and academic support the tiny college and its dependent students desperately need. As the bodies continue to pile up, all tenure committee members, Victoria and Brownie find themselves hunting a serial killer and trying to save the college.

This charming 11th entry in Cynthia Rigg's Martha's Vineyard mystery series brings the island to life with a cast of eccentric characters led by a unique and endearing sleuth.
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--Marshal Zeringue