Book List:20 titles
  • For year-round Vineyard residents J. W. Jackson and his wife, Zee, winter brings its own beauty, with uncrowded streets, pristine snowy landscapes, and long, cozy nights by the fire. It can also bring danger. There's a chill in the air one January...


  • J. W. Jackson, the ex-Boston cop turned fisherman, cook, and jack-of-all-trades, delves deep into the mysterious depths of his beloved Vineyard in author Philip Craig's most compelling caper yet. With his wife, Zee, and two kids visiting relativ...


  • From esteemed crime novelist Philip R. Craig comes a scorching new Martha's Vineyard mystery, the latest in a series renowned not only for its beautiful setting but also for its fine appreciation of an extraordinary island's rich heritage. It's a...


  • Ex-cop, chef, and dedicated angler J.W. Jackson would do anything for his old 'Nam buddy and fishing companion Joe Begay. But when Joe asks to be smuggled back onto the Vineyard in secret, J.W. knows there's big trouble brewing. After his tour of dut...


  • SILENT AS THE GRAVE It's particularly quiet on Martha's Vineyard this summer, since a shadowy figure called "the Silencer began his covert campaign of destruction--disabling the audio systems in the homes and vehicles of selfish, music-blasting is...


  • SELL LOW, DIE HARD Former champion Olympic fencer-turned-sleazy real estate developer Donald Fox isn't making any friends on Martha's Vineyard this gray and chilly March. He's using unscrupulous methods and legal ambiguities to force homeowners to...


  • THE ART OF MURDER Violent crime is a rarity on the tranquil shores of Martha's Vineyard, which is why ex-cop J.W. Jackson turned in his Boston badge to retire to the idyllic isle. And that's what makes a six-month-old murder so troubling to the pe...


  • DEATH COMES CALLING J.W. Jackson abandoned Boston for the tranquil pleasures of Martha's Vineyard, hoping to leave the violence of the big city behind. But when the past comes looking for him in the guise of two brutal thugs, the former cop knows ...







  • THE MUSIC OF MURDER 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 bluesm...


  • Storm Warning Martha's Vineyard is home to ex-Boston cop J.W. Jackson, his adored wife Zee, their toddler Joshua, and newborn daughter Diana. For others, the picturesque vacation spot is a relaxing escape from a world filled with trouble. But ther...


  • Death on Location Life on the Vineyard is good-maybe just too good--for ex-Boston cop J.W. Jackson this August. The bluefish are running early, and there's plenty of quality fishing time to be spent with his new baby son Joshua. But an idyllic sum...


  • HELL TO THE CHIEF At first, the girl J. W. Jackson encounters strolling alone along South Beach seems like your typical teenager. But there's nothing typical about young Cricket Callahan, the spirited only daughter of the vacationing President of ...


  • Bullets and Bouquets There is no room for murder on a honeymoon. When J.W. Jackson foils an attempt to terminate former mob boss Luciano Marcus on the steps of Boston's Symphony Hall, it puts a definite damper on Jackson's and bride Zee Madiera...


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    A TOAST TO THE HAPPY COUPLE...WITH HEMLOCK Vineyard wedding bells are about to chime for ex-Boston cop-turned-island-fisherman J.W. Jackson and his lady Zee Madieras. And Zee's Automatic Teller tells them rather substantial "present" has been depo...


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    TOURIST SEASON MAY BE OVER...BUT THE KILLING SEASON HAS JUSR BEGUN. J.W. Jackson loves these crisp Vineyard autumn days after the season has ended. Now that the "off-islanders" are finally off the island, the ex-Boston cop is free to relax, fish a...


  • FISH OUT OF WATER Escaping the city and its violence, ex-cop Jeff "J. W." Jackson found solace in fishing, cooking, and simply enjoying life on Martha's Vineyard--and nothing, he figures, will ever entice him to leave. However, suddenly there's a ve...


  • Chaos is in the salt-imbued air as a Middle Eastern potentate and his entourage descend upon Martha's Vineyard--to reclaim ceremoniously an emerald necklace stolen from their nation a century earlier. Though Jeff Jackson would rather be fishing with ...


  • SURRENDER TO THE PERILOUS TIDES Acerbic professor Marjorie Summerharp was reborn on Martha's Vineyard her mind and acid-tongue sharpened by the island's gentle waves and whispering breezes. So why would she walk into the ocean on a warm June morni...


  • A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT... BUT YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO DIE THERE During his career as a cop on the back streets of Boston, Jeff Jackson saw enough of the evil that men do to last a lifetime. So he retired to the serenity of Martha's Vineyard, to spend...