Vineyard blues: a Martha's Vineyard mystery

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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

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Full title vineyard blues a marthas vineyard mystery
Author craig philip r
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display_description A surprise visit from a dear old friend only adds to the joys of good weather, great fishing, warm breezes and loving family for J. W. Jackson this idyllic island summer. The ex-Boston cop is thrilled to see accomplished bluesman Corrie Appleyard strolling up his driveway, guitar case in hand. But days later, J.W.'s elation turns to dread when a rundown summer shack burns to the ground -- the latest in a string of suspicious fires. And when an unidentified corpse is discovered in the ashes, J. W. fears that the charred remains are Corrie's. Now twin obligations to friendship and the truth are leading him into an ugly morass of arson, extortion, secrets, and murder. And he'll go to the dangerous ends of paradise to bring a killer to justice -- because this outrage has slammed J. W. Jackson in the heart.
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series Martha's Vineyard mysteries
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subject_facet Arson -- Fiction, Blues musicians -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Jackson, Jeff (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Private investigators -- Massachusetts -- Martha's Vineyard -- Fiction
title_display Vineyard blues : a Martha's Vineyard mystery
title_full Vineyard blues : a Martha's Vineyard mystery / Philip R. Craig, Vineyard blues [mass market] : a Martha's Vineyard mystery / Philip R. Craig
title_short Vineyard blues :
title_sub a Martha's Vineyard mystery
topic_facet Arson, Blues musicians, Detective and mystery stories, Jackson, Jeff (Fictitious character), Private investigators