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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Daheim Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alpine Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781624063183
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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 Emma’s 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 doesn’t buy the idea that Wayne’s death is an accident. But how, and, more important, why he died is only one of the conundrums that keep the sheriff and Emma working overtime. Why is RestHaven giving Alpine so many restless nights? And what’s to be made of allegations that someone’s 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 Advocate’s 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 1/19/2014

    " Enjoy reading about Emma and town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/21/2013

    " As always this is a quick and fun read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grey853 | 10/30/2013

    " I usually like this series, but this 24th book is all over the place. There are far too many characters and no solid plot. It read more like a gossip column where anyone could chip in. I kept waiting for something remotely resembling a mystery to happen. Plus, all the bickering got old fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail Stewart rumsey | 10/20/2013

    " I had not read an Emma Lord book in quite awhile and was a little disappointed in this one. The story was ok but the characters were not their usual quirky, lovable selves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia Cheyne | 10/14/2013

    " I really enjoy the Alpine series. The characters have certainly developed over the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor Jones | 9/30/2013

    " This series never lets me down. I've read all Ms. Daheim's books and I can't get enough of Alpine and its residents. Just wanted to say that this newest in the series measures up. I strongly urge readers to find the first "A" book in the series and read them in order. You've come home! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Radcliffe | 8/28/2013

    " I have read all the Alpine books and love them. Emma and all the characters are fun and interesting. Nice that Emma and Dodge finally are married. Look forward to how Mary Daheim ends this series of books. Only two more Y and Z. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/23/2013

    " I like Mary Daheim's Bed and Breakfast series better but I enjoy the Alpine mysteries as well. This one had several interlocking mysteries so in some ways there was a little too much going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/8/2013

    " This is the 24th book in the Emma Lord series and the 2nd one I've read. I liked the fact that the book tackled social issues without being heavy handed. The rapport between Emma and the Sheriff was also enjoyable. I enjoyed the sassy one liners. A very enjoyable mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Salas | 6/2/2013

    " Fun to visit Alpine again--it's been a few years. I wanted a bit more tension, though this was an interesting read with likeable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/18/2013

    " I enjoy this series in spite of the extraneous crazy characters, which I complain about in some series. I can't quite say why but this particular installment really drew me in and I wanted to read it until I finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Halsan | 4/5/2013

    " I've been reading about Emma, Vida and Milo for years...... They are sooo....cute:) The series will probably end with Alpine z??? Its a nice "cozy mystery" series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Heiss | 3/3/2013

    " Not very good mystery with one dimensional characters and poorly developed plot. Last book by this author I'll read. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Daheim

Mary Daheim started spinning stories before she could spell. She has been a journalist, an editor, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer, but fiction was always her medium of choice. In 1982 she launched a career that is now distinguished by sixty novels. In 2000 she won the Literary Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In October 2008 she was inducted into the University of Washington’s Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. Daheim lives in her hometown of Seattle and is a direct descendant of former residents of the real Alpine, which existed as a logging town from 1910 to 1929, when it was abandoned after the mill was closed. The Alpine/Emma Lord series has created interest in the site, which was named a Washington State ghost town in July 2011. An organization called the Alpine Advocates has been formed to preserve what remains of the town as a historic site.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a narrator and novelist who has narrated more than fifty New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, earning two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a BA in English language and literature from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her children.