The Vineyard’s criminal du jour, “the Silencer,” is on a campaign to destroy the audio systems in music-blasting party houses and open-windowed vehicles. Owners of said houses and vehicles feel both fear and hate, while some residents silently cheer. J.W. Jackson, former cop and now a part-time investigator, finds it difficult to get too excited about the Silencer’s crimes. J.W.’s a classical music man himself, which may explain his reluctance to take the so-called crimes very seriously. The fun stops, however, when someone is killed - a night watchman is thrown over a cliff near an outrageously large new Chappaquiddick mansion. Who killed Ollie Mattes? Was it the notorious womanizer Harold Hobbes? Harold’s mother begs J.W. to prove her son’s innocence. J.W. soon finds himself mired in an intrigue that links some of the Vineyard’s most prominent families, families who have known, and sometimes hated, one another for generations. Who is telling the truth? Who will die next? With his usual glorious mix of Vineyard ambience, romance, fishing, food, and first-rate suspense, Craig once again proves that his Martha’s Vineyard mysteries are the perfect summer read.