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Bitter Alpine

Emma Lord Mystery
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins

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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 30s 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.

©2020 Mary Daheim (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • SK Smith
  • 24-02-2020

Best to read books in order

This is the first in the Alpine/Emma Lord books I've read. That was a big mistake! In order to enjoy this book I think you need all the past history and relationships from the many previous books. The author tries to catch the reader up but it seems too much to take in.

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  • christine g.beavers
  • 21-02-2020

Anoher great book about the residents of Alpine.

The story and characters are neither silly norself involved like so many cozy mysteries. Emma does not think she is smarter than the police and her husband but just an inquisittive journalistic. Very realistic friends and neighbors. Always anxious to read her books because I feel I am catching up with old friends. Just sorry she only writes one a year. I started reading with her first book A is for Alpine and Ms. Daheim has never failed to tell a good story. May she live long and well.