The Alpine Xanadu (Emma Lord Mystery, Book 24)

  • Publish Date: 2013-01-29
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Mary Daheim

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A new exhilarating installment in Mary Daheims beloved and long-running small-town murder mystery series set in Alpine, Washington, and featuring unforgettable newspaper editor Emma Lord.

Winter in the small mountain aerie of Alpine should be as quiet as new-fallen snow on the Cascades, but from the Grocery Basket to the Venison Inn, the town is humming. At the Alpine Advocate, editor Emma Lord and her staff are on deadline with a feature about the opening of RestHaven, a new rehab and mental health facility. Front Street is buzzing with gossip about Emmas recent engagement to Sheriff Milo Dodge. And now that fool Wayne Eriks has climbed an electric pole in the middle of a storm and got himself electrocuted.

Sheriff Dodge doesnt buy the idea that Waynes death is an accident. But howand, more important, whyhe died is only one of the conundrums that keep the sheriff and Emma working overtime. Why is RestHaven giving Alpine so many restless nights? What to make of allegations that someones trying to kill the richest man in town . . . or whispers of a rash of indecent behavior at the local high school? After Vida Runkel, the Advocates stalwart House & Home editor, disappears into thin air, Milo and Emma suddenly have too many loose ends to solve before they can even think about tying the knot.

Featuring beloved characters from the series alongside some sinister new onesnot to mention a mystery that will shake Alpine to its coreThe Alpine Xanadu may be Mary Daheims most delicious novel yet.

Praise for Mary Daheim and her Emma Lord mysteries

Always entertaining.The Seattle Times

Mary Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.Carolyn Hart

Daheim writes . . . with dry wit, a butter-smooth style, and obvious wicked enjoyment.The Oregonian

The characters are great, and the plots always attention-getting.King Features Syndicate

Even the most seasoned mystery fans are caught off-guard by [Daheims] clever plot twists.BookLoons Reviews

Witty one-liners and amusing characterizations.Publishers Weekly

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