The Cemetery Yew

  • by Cynthia Riggs
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There's more than one reason why the new West Tisbury police chief officially made 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull her deputy. For one thing, Victoria knows just about everything about everyone in Martha's Vineyard, not to mention their ancestors. She may be 92, but she is as sharp and as sharp-eyed as the proverbial tack. So when Victoria is the only one who spots something amiss among the gravestones of the West Tisbury cemetery, it's no surprise that the police chief listens.Something is indeed amiss. A request comes from presumed relatives in the Midwest to disinter a coffin for reburying elsewhere. Things go wrong from there. When, as a last measure, the coffin is found, dug up, and opened, it does not contain the expected body. Then the coffin itself disappears.

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What the Critics Say

"With patience and charm, the down-to-earth Victoria succeeds in drawing out confidences. In the end, even she is surprised". (Publishers Weekly)
"Can a 92-year-old protagonist engage readers of all ages? Definitely....As satisfying as a steaming bowl of chowder on a cold New England evening." (Booklist)

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Victoria solves another one

I'm becoming very fond of Victoria Trumbal & her intimate knowledge of Martha's Vineyard. The ending of this one was a real surprise!! Although the action is much gentler & slower than most of the Thrillers/Murders I usually like, Victoria has stolen my listening heart. A good listen for anyone who likes some local lore mixed with mayhem.
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- Sharon in Surrey "Old Broad with Keyboard"

Ideallistic view of a small community

I love women sleuths, especially older ones, and I adore Davina Porter as reader.
In this book, the first I read, but not the first in this series, the protagonist didn't strike me as extraordinary so much as the police chief as rather not extraordinary. But I liked the writing style and the descriptions of the land and the weather.
It will not give your brain a big work-out but rather transport you elsewhere for a couple of hours.
I'll definitely try another book of this series, although right now I am not sure I'll commit to reading all of them.
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- Regina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-15-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.