The Alpine Obituary (Emma Lord Series #15)

The Alpine Obituary (Emma Lord Series #15)

by Mary Daheim
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The Alpine Obituary (Emma Lord Series #15) by Mary Daheim


Not even in Alpine, Washington, could the death of octogenarian Jack Froland be considered big news—except by his drinking buddies at Mugs Ahoy. But that suddenly changes when in the middle of the funeral, Jack’s widow hysterically insists that he was murdered. Emma Lord, publisher of The Alpine Advocate, who is already investigating a threatening letter received by the town’s beautiful blonde judge, now suspects she has two hot stories to unravel. Backed by her House and Home editor, that bottomless repository of scandal Vida Runkel, she prepares for a triple-threat special: murder, blackmail, and—as wildfire sweeps the mountainside— possible arson as well. But success will not come cheap. With a killer roaming the woods, it may cost Emma her life. . . .

The Alpine Advocate
Novels by Mary Daheim

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307416858
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Series: Emma Lord Series , #15
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 120,917
File size: 1 MB

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 Obituary (Emma Lord Series #15) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
It has been over fifteen months since the love of Emma Lord¿s life was murdered and the owner of the weekly newspaper The Alpine Advocate still grieves as if it happened yesterday. There has been very little excitement in the small Washington town of Alpine and as a result Emma doesn¿t have any hard news-breaking stories to get her mind off her woes.

That all changes when the town judge receives a threatening note and photograph warning her to withdraw her appointment or face the consequences. The judge doesn¿t have a clue what the letter or picture is about and asks Emma to investigate. Before she gets very far, a forest fire breaks out and when it is finally put out, a dead body is discovered in the woods. These two cases are related but to obtain the truth Emma will have to ferret out connections that existed over three decades ago.

The latest Emma Lord mystery is a cleverly designed who done it that is targeted for an audience who likes a cerebral brain teaser. There are several sub-plots that seamlessly tie into the main story line with each one interesting and intriguing. Mary Daheim gives readers an up close and personal look at life in a small northwest town in her first class cozy, THE ALPINE OBITUARY.

Harriet Klausner