The Alpine Recluse

The Alpine Recluse

An Emma Lord Mystery

Book - 2006
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When peaceful Alpine, Washington, is stunned by a case of arson, newspaper editor Emma Lord and Sheriff Milo Dodge soon discover that the fire had been used to cover up the more sinister crime of murder.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780786286300
078628630X
Characteristics: 471 p. ; 20 cm

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LauraSteinert
Jul 28, 2015

Finally, after all the other books mentioning the hermits living in the woods, we finally meet one--and what a surprise he is.

This is the first book of the series where Emma doesn't whine endlessly about Tom. Of course she does whine about him some. I guess the point is even smart women have something they are stupid about. (?)

After the shock of learning Vida's secret in "P," now "R" seems a little tame. There seems to be a change in Milo, too, or perhaps Emma's insight into him. As always, the two women are left to follow the real clues while Sheriff Milo doggedly follows the book. I'm starting to morn already that there are only 8 letters left.

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DavidB
Jun 27, 2009

A book about a very small town where stories of neighbour's new hair-dos, missing cats, and tacky dresses fill up the local news paper.

The heroine is the editor of this small town news paper and when a real crime happens she's there to solve it. Her method of detective work consist of gossip. This whole book is about small town gossip and would be probably be appreciated by lovers of gossip.

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JWW_O
Jul 06, 2014

Another good book by Mary Daheim

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