The Alpine Icon (Emma Lord Series #9)

The Alpine Icon (Emma Lord Series #9)

by Mary Daheim

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ALL THE MURDER FIT TO PRINT                      

Editor-publisher Emma Lord and her Alpine Advocate staff suspect excitement when glamorous Ursula O'Toole Randall returns to Alpine to marry her third husband. But hers is a lethal homecoming. . . .

Ursula, clad in satin pajamas, is found dead in the shallow waters of the Skyhomish River. Sheriff Dodge suspects foul play. Yet as Emma hunts for a stop-press story, a snake-in-the-grass killer, unappeased by one murder, slithers unnoticed through the shadows. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345396433
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Series: Emma Lord Series , #9
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mary Richardson Daheim started spinning stories before she could spell. Daheim has been a journalist, an editor, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer, but fiction was always her medium of choice. In 1982, she launched a career that is now distinguished by more than sixty novels. In 2000, she won the Literary Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In October 2008, she was inducted into the University of Washington’s Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. Daheim lives in her hometown of Seattle and is a direct descendant of former residents of the real Alpine, which existed as a logging town from 1910 to 1929, when it was abandoned after the mill was closed. The Alpine/Emma Lord series has created interest in the site, which was named a Washington State ghost town in July 2011. An organization called the Alpine Advocates has been formed to preserve what remains of the town as a historic site.

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Alpine Icon (Emma Lord Series #9) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of mystery series and it is often hard to keep up the personalities of the characters, the ongoing themes and come up with new themes. A person once said they would be afraid to hang out with someone who is always finding murders in their backyard, so to speak. But Mary Daheim keeps up with all of the above and I enjoy reading each one of her books. The Alpine Icon had a few twists that made you go back and forth about your idea of "whodunit," and was fun to find out which time you were right.
tricia013101 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who killed the wealthy woman that returned to town? Interesting characters and a lot of romance between Emma and Milo.
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darlinDW More than 1 year ago
i enjoy the series but she needs a really strong man who compliments her character. The men who have been put in a love interest are just so so. The one who was interesting finally dies so that was a blow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Catches two voles a mouse and a sparrow. A bad day. She takes them back to camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She stalked a mouse and caught it. She smelled something. She sniffed the air, it smells like foxes and wolves. But it is stale. She now remembered the scent. She goes back to camp.