The Alpine Traitor

The Alpine Traitor

An Emma Lord Mystery

Book - 2008
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In Alpine, Washington–Mary Daheim’s cozy hamlet in the Cascade Mountains–mystery fans can meet folks whose colorful quirks and welcoming manner make the town feel like home. Alpine’s bastion of bylines, Emma Lord’s weekly newspaper, The Alpine Advocate, is the current that drives the rumor mill of small-town life . . . and occasional death. But even the eagerly anticipated Advocate isn’t immune to the perils of the outside world.


THE ALPINE TRAITOR


Emma Lord is shocked to hear the outrageous news: The Advocate is embroiled in a takeover bid. Worse, the ruthless acquisitioners are the heirs of Emma’s longtime and tragically departed lover, Tom Cavanaugh. They have come to Alpine–to stay. Soon, battle lines are drawn and war is declared. Then the first casualty is discovered facedown at the Tall Timber Motel.

The victim is Dylan Platte, front man for the buy-out offer Emma turned down cold. Naturally, Emma is a prime suspect. Then it turns out that the dead man has a big surprise for the living–one that involves the glamorous Ginger Roth, a bodacious Alpine newbie who can perform the dumb blonde act in her sleep. Emma’s ever-inquisitiv a bullet, Emma and the rest of the e House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, plumbs her extensive grapevine, from the Burger Barn to the Venison Inn, determined to connect the dots. But when an Advocate insider is next to takeAlpiners make it their mission to find a killer.

Mary Daheim’s newest Alpine thriller throws an intriguing wrench into Emma’s domain, delighting fans with a generous helping of just deserts–in a town where secrets are everybody’s business.

Baker & Taylor
When Alpine's newspaper, "The Advocate," narrowly escapes a potential hostile takeover, Emma Lord finds herself on the top of the suspect list when the person behind the bid turns up dead.

Blackwell North Amer
Alpine's bastion of bylines, Emma Lord's weekly newspaper, The Alpine Advocate, is the current that drives the rumor mill of small-town life ... and occasional death. But even the eagerly anticipated Advocate isn't immune to the perils of the outside world.
Emma Lord is shocked to hear the outrageous news: The Advocate is embroiled in a takeover bid. Worse, the ruthless acquisitioners are the heirs of Emma's longtime and tragically departed lover, Tom Cavanaugh. They have come to Alpine - to stay. Soon, battle lines are drawn and war is declared. Then the first casualty is discovered facedown at the Tall Timber Motel.
The victim is Dylan Platte, front man for the buy-out offer Emma turned down cold. Naturally, Emma is a prime suspect. Then it turns out that the dead man has a big surprise for the living - one that involves the glamorous Ginger Roth, a bodacious Alpine newbie who can perform the dumb blonde act in her sleep. Emma's ever-inquisitive House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, plumbs her extensive grapevine, from the Burger Barn to the Venison Inn, determined to connect the dots. But when an Advocate insider is next to take a bullet, Emma and the rest of the Alpiners make it their mission to find a killer.

Baker
& Taylor

When Alpine's newspaper, The Advocate, narrowly escapes a potential hostile takeover, Emma Lord finds herself on the top of the suspect list when the person behind the bid turns up dead, especially after it is discovered that the victim had been the front man for the heirs of her longtime lover, Tom Cavanaugh. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345468185
034546818X
Branch Call Number: M DAHEIM
Characteristics: 337p.

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LauraSteinert
Aug 07, 2015

Emma finally meets the people who would have been her step-children--and they are a horror. Her new reporter is worse than Carla was, and Ed worms his way back into her life. Things can't get much worse for her, it seems. Better than R and S, but I'm hoping U will not be so bleak.

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