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Cynthia Riggs
A Martha's Vineyard Mystery Writer
Meet Victoria Trumbull

In Cynthia Riggs' Martha's Vineyard mysteries, we follow one of fiction's most delightful and most realistic amateur detectives. Victoria Trumbull is a feisty ninety-two-year-old who refuses to let the aches and pains of age stop her from enjoying her multifarious activities. Oh, and you just might catch her serving baked beans on a Saturday night.

Cynthia's Books
Victoria Trumbull's Martha's Vineyard
The Bee Balm Murders
Death and Honesty
Shooting Star
Double Murder on
Martha's Vineyard
Indian Pipes
The Paperwhite
Jack in the Pulpit
The Cemetery Yew
The Cranefly Orchid
Deadly Nightshade
News & Events

• Cynthia's eleventh mystery, Poison Ivy, will be out shortly.

• Available on KindleAvailable on Kindle: Deadly Nightshade, The Cranefly Orchid Murders, The Cemetery Yew, and Jack in the Pulpit. Look for the Kindle icon throughout this site. MORE

• Cynthia Riggs, Lynn Christoffers, and Stephen Wesley have a new guide book titled Victoria Trumbull's Martha's Vineyard, Victoria Trumbull's Martha's Vineyardpublished by Cleaveland House Books. It features stunning photos by Lynn Christoffers, great maps by Stephen (Step) Wesley, and an insider's text by Cynthia Riggs. This guidebook accompanies the Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series. READ THE REVIEWS, PLACE AN ORDER

Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library has named Cynthia as the Celebrated Vineyard Author for 2012. Cynthia joins a long line of distinguished writers including Lillian Hellman, William Styron, Geraldine Brooks, David McCullough, Stephen Carter, Jules Feiffer, Art Buchwald and Phil Craig.

• Cynthia'sEncouraging students to read. books are being used in a GED preparation class taught on the Vineyard to encourage students to read. The class is offered by ACE, Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard.


About Cynthia
Cynthia Riggs with McCavity

"One should know by now never to underestimate Ms. Riggs. Educated as a geologist, she taught at the Annapolis Sailing School, lived on a 44-foot houseboat for 12 years while running the Chesapeake Bay Ferry Boat Company, was a rigger at Martha's Vineyard Shipyard, and in her late 60s, she earned an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College, and has, in each ensuing year, produced one of the Vineyard-based, Victoria Trumbull mysteries." by C.K. Wolfson, Martha's Vineyard Times BIOGRAPHY

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