Champagne Kisses, Cyanide Dreams

Champagne Kisses, Cyanide Dreams

Book - 2001
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When someone begins to poison celebrities on Martha's Vineyard with cyanide-laced libations, long-time resident Jason Arnold observes the reaction of media moguls, stars, New Age gurus, and the paparazzi as the killer is tracked down.

Blackwell North Amer
"Growing up in Manhattan and attending Groton and Harvard, I learned to tolerate many frightful people. But you have to draw the line somewhere. I drew the line at Mildred Silk." Thus we are introduced to Jason Arnold, an occasional writer and one-time murder suspect (acquitted), and to his world - the island of Martha's Vineyard, reserved exclusively for the rich, the privileged, and the famous. And few are more determinedly rich, privileged, or famous than the renowned author Mildred Silk.
Famous most of all for her acid tongue and general mean-spiritedness, Millie - who knows everyone and everything worth knowing on the Vineyard - is about to publish an extravagant, no-holds-barred expose. But the presses may never roll once she is murdered at her own party, in plain sight of nearly two dozen witnesses. All the island - admirers and enemies alike - is aghast. Identifying the murder weapon proves easy: that tell-tale odor of bitter almonds could only mean cyanide. Rounding up the suspects is equally easy: the killer must have been present at the party, and every last one of the guests seems to have had an excellent motive.
But as the police begin to investigate, the most likely suspects also begin to die, one by one, all by cyanide. Who could be responsible? What secrets could possibly drive someone to murder?

Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781567921793
1567921795
Branch Call Number: F GRA
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm

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