Bitter Alpine: An Emma Lord Mystery
(Emma Lord Returns)
by Mary Daheim
I’m not sure how I missed this series, but I am glad to have found it now (and as there is a recap at various points you are not left sidelined for information!)
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
Milo is called out to the apparent murder of a woman at the motel on the fringe of town and sets off the investigation leading to some red herrings which will definitely throw you off track in this cold, heavily snow-laden mountain community.
. . . it was a fun read and I enjoyed the wintry feel of it.
~Gimme The Scoop Reviews
The author continues to capture the weather and atmosphere of Alpine, Washington. January there can be brutal.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Bitter Alpine by Mary Daheim is a good cozy mystery.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
Emma Lord runs the local newspaper in a quaint resort town in Washington state, giving her a natural instinct for tracking down a story and rooting out the truth about the identity of the deceased and the reasons that led to her demise . . . fans of the Emma Lord mysteries will enjoy the trip down memory lane.
About Bitter Alpine
Bitter Alpine: An Emma Lord Mystery (Emma Lord Returns)
2nd in Series
Publisher: Alibi (February 4, 2020)
~Print Length: 235 pages
New year, new murder . . . Emma Lord is on the case when death finds its way back to the wintry mountain town of Alpine.
After a relatively calm and cozy holiday season, neither Emma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate, nor her husband, Sheriff Milo Dodge, are surprised when their new year gets off to a rocky start. A woman’s body has been found in a squalid motel. Her driver’s license shows that Dawn Purvis was in her late thirties and lived in Weaverville, California—and the only connection between that town and Alpine is their gold-mining and logging origins. When they discover that Dawn’s room reservation was open-ended, Emma, Milo, and the ever-inquisitive Advocate receptionist, Alison Lindahl, are more than mildly curious. And never mind that the youthful Alison is a bit distracted by the new county extension agent’s virile good looks. She can still sleuth while she stalks her newest crush.
But that’s not all the news that’s unfit to print. There’s something strange about the older couple who have moved into the cabin down the road that was once owned by a murder victim. The elderly wife seems anti-social. There’s got to be a reason, which Emma, Milo, and Alison intend to find out—even if it puts them in deadly danger.’
About Mary Daheim
About the Author
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