Vineyard Enigma (Martha's Vineyard Mystery #14)
With the arrival of warm weather and good fishing, life should be great for J. W. Jackson and his wife, Zee. Martha's Vineyard may be no Eden, but J.W. wouldn't trade it for any other place on earth.
Something's wrong, though. The morning newspaper brings an update on the case of the Headless Horseman, a headless and handless corpse found on a local bridle path six months...more
After reading the cover summary and first chapter I thought Philip Craig intended to turn J.W. Jackson into the Martha’s Vineyard Indiana Jones. But it didn’t turn out that way.
J.W. is asked by a couple of friends to help a charismatic African find two antique, carved soapstone eagles once stolen from the “Great Zimbabwe” historical site. The assignment isn’t too farfetched or difficult, except J.W. knows nothing about the world of collectible African artifa ...more
Martha's Vineyard Mystery series - Former Boston cop J.W. Jackson searches for two ancient soapstone eagles allegedly stolen from African ruins, as well as for clues to his wife Zee's sudden detachment. Abraham Mahsimba, a cultivated and attractive African, may have given J.W. a fresh mission (and a new interest in priceless artifacts), but he's also struck Zee's fancy. A naked, headless and unidentified body and the murder of an art dealer complicate ...more
Very little cursing, not sexual content.
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 pa ...more