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Mary Daheim

The Alpine Recluse

Mary Daheim The Alpine Recluse
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For many mystery readers, Alpine, Washington–Mary Daheim’s fictional small town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains–has become a beloved second home, a delicious retreat from the stresses of life. Yet the editor of The Alpine Advocate, Emma Lord, knows all too well that the picturesque old logging town is loaded with scandal: family feuds, illicit romance, chicanery, and sometimes deadly violence.

THE ALPINE RECLUSE

In the middle of a hot midsummer night, Emma is awakened by fire trucks rushing to a blaze at the nearby home of newlyweds Tim and Tiffany Rafferty. At daybreak, Tiffany and her unborn child are safe, but Tim, never blessed with good luck in all his thirty-plus years, has perished in the fierce conflagration. Sheriff Milo Dodge suspects murder and arson, and rumors fly from the Burger Barn and Mugs Ahoy to the Grocery Basket and the Venison Inn. Some swear the Rafferty marriage was crumbling. Others hint at stock fraud. A few mention momentary sightings of a possibly mad recluse known as Old Nick.

Sacrificing the heady enticements of a budding romance to nail down a great story, Emma shifts into high investigative gear while her fearless House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, rushes in where angels fear to tread: straight into the private lives of some of Alpine’s most respectable–and now terminally edgy–citizens. But neither Emma nor Vida suspects the unbelievable truth.


From the Hardcover edition.

Praise for Mary Daheim and her Emma Lord mysteries

“If you like the Cat Who mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun, you’ll find similar fun here.”
–San Antonio Express-News

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

“Recommended . . . If you like cozy mysteries, you need to try Daheim’s Alpine series.”
–The Snooper

“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

“Witty one-liners and amusing characterizations.”
–Publishers Weekly


From the Hardcover edition.

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