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Vineyard Prey (Martha's Vineyard Mystery #17)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  304 ratings  ·  24 reviews

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and hunting season is in full swing on the Vineyard. J. W. Jackson -- retired cop, dedicated fisherman, and passionate cook -- is more or less holed up with his wife, Zee, and their two spunky kids for the winter. At least dear old dad has finally agreed to get a computer to keep them connected to the outside world! Otherwise, their cozy Vin
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by Scribner (first published May 24th 2005)
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Nancy H
I really enjoy the mysteries in this series, and never tire of J.W., Zee, the kids, and their island. It is such a great series, and I was sorry to hear that the author passed away and there won't be many more for me to enjoy after this one.
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I loved this installment of the series and it confirmed how much I miss the story telling of Philip Craig. J. W. is my kind of guy, romantic, sexy, resourceful, appreciative of his environment, loving and loyal to his family and best of all tough. This was action packed when he realized who dunnit! Violent, graphic- just great!
Harry Lane
A somewhat darker tale than is usual for Mr. Craig. JW finds himself embroiled in a deadly game among professional spooks, but finds the thread that unravels the mystery. Were it not for the violence, the background and coda are suitable for a cosy.
book on tape.
I read it years ago.
Even though I knew the beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed the reading/performed by Tom Stechschulte.
Terrific characters. Terrific voice!!!
Audio File wrote of Tom:
"Narrator Profile Tom Stechschulte
A recent reviewer said, "One difference between simply listening and having a listening experience is Tom Stechschulte." Tom seems to inhabit his characters and shares the full power of each with listeners. " Back to me: I heartily recommend listening to any book read by h
Sadie Stevenson
This book was very well wrote it kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time and made you fall in love with the surroundins
Good quick read. Enjoyable.
Fun read set in Martha's Vineyard ... Good mystery, good story. 4 stars.
Another J. S. Jackson story. I love how he loves and cares for his family and their great interaction. And yet he is a determined investigator, not put off by anything even being shot at and beaten up.
J.W. Jackson helps his buddy Joe Begay out and becomes involved in a case involving intelligence agencies and possible terrorists. An easy read though the killer was a bit predictible.
Nike Chillemi
A fun read. Great beach read, especially if you're on Martha's Vineyard. A little unbelieveable in places. Who is responsible for the muders comes as a surprise.
This installment in the series didn't really ring true. I'm afraid the characters have run their course for me.
Turns out this is an unintentional reread. But these are pleasant books, and I like the characters, so that's OK.
This story was very intense. I was on the edge the whole time. Another fine story from Philip Craig.
This Vineyard mystery was a lot of fun and I will probably read more in the series.
I enjoy these stories but they definitely do not match up with Patterson or Baldacci.
More action and a little more background into Joe Begay and his secret life.
Thomas Nevins
quick interesting read, as are all of mystery book
I enjoy all the Vineyard mystery Series
Pam Quinn
annual summer fix...good read.
Mary Jane
Spring Break continued
Lucy Woods
good mystery!
Good series.
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Author Philip R. Craig passed away on May 8, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer.

Phil left three completed novels, which have now all been published posthumously. Vineyard Stalker, came out in June of 2007 just after Phil's death. Third Strike, co-written with Bill Tapply, came out in November of 2007. The final J.W. Jackson mystery, Vineyard Chill, is on the shelves now. Another J.W. book is p
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