A Fatal Vineyard Season
A Martha's Vineyard MysteryBook - 1999
September also brings some extra work for J.W. as he secures boats and houses against a coming hurricane and closes up some of the Vineyard's big homes for wealthy summer residents. Among J.W.'s longtime clients are Stanley and Betsy Crandel from the town of Oak Bluffs, whose roots in the Vineyard go deep. The senior Crandels, owners of a large Victorian house, have gone to Switzerland, but they ask J.W. to change a faucet and make the house ready for their vacationing niece, Julia Crandel, and her friend, Ivy Holiday. Julia's a struggling Hollywood actress, whose only success so far has been a television commercial, but Ivy has already achieved a measure of fame.
It's only when the two beautiful African-American actresses arrive in Oak Bluffs that J.W. begins to sense that somethi