The Alpine Scandal

The Alpine Scandal

Emma Lord Mystery Series, Book 19

eBook - 2008
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Welcome to mystery lovers' favorite destination: Alpine, Washington, Mary Daheim's picturesque old logging town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. From the Venison Inn to the Upper Crust Bakery, Front Street is jumping--and the nerve center of the community is the office of The Alpine Advocate, Emma Lord's weekly newspaper, which keeps folks up to speed on everything from joyous weddings to sudden, violent death.THE ALPINE SCANDALIt's a quiet morning at the Advocate until the mail brings shocking news: a formal obituary for Alpiner Elmer Nystrom. As far as anyone knows, Elmer is alive and well. But he hasn't turned up for work, so Emma and her unstoppable House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, rush to the Nystrom home, where they find Elmer's lifeless body in the henhouse, half buried under straw. Not only has he been murdered, but his obituary had been mailed before he died. Though Elmer was well liked by everyone, the same cannot be said of his standoffish...
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780345504524
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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LauraSteinert
Aug 05, 2015

Very disappointing. Not up to her usual standards. The ending was a let down and then there was the added super short chapter that made no sense. (As an English professor, I feel I should have been able to grasp some metaphorical or philosophical meaning to the addendum, but after reading it twice and pondering for three days, I have given up.)

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Jun 25, 2014

A good summer read

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