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The Alpine Nemesis: An Emma Lord Mystery Kindle Edition

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THE ALPINE KINDRED
“Witty one-liners and amusing characterizations.”
Publishers Weekly

THE ALPINE LEGACY
“Daheim writes . . . with dry wit, a butter-smooth style and obvious wicked enjoyment. . . . Kick off your shoes by the fire and get cozy with the latest by Mary Daheim.”
Portland Oregonian

THE ALPINE MENACE
“This is good, solid storytelling–marvelous escapist entertainment.”
Tacoma News Tribune



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DEAD NEWS DAY

Two months after an unlucky snowboarder vanished on the slopes above Alpine, his disappearance is old copy. Emma Lord, publisher of the Alpine Advocate, is back to writing about graduations and the latest outbreak of chicken pox-until the town's oldest family feud flares up, leaving three people dead, their bodies stowed in a meat freezer. The startling discovery of a fourth body sharing the victims' chilly repose launches Emma on the story of a lifetime. But as she races to scoop the upstart radio station with the late-breaking news, Emma unwittingly uncovers a shocking conspiracy that will change her life forever. . . .

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The Alpine Advocate
Novels by Mary Daheim

BONUS FEATURE: "My Alpine" by Mary Daheim


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  • File Size: 3443 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345421256
  • Publisher: Fawcett (April 15, 2009)
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026LTNCC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mary Richardson Daheim is a Seattle native with a degree in communciation from the University of Washington. Realizing at an early age that getting published in books with real covers might elude her for years, she worked on daily newspapers and in public relations to help avoid her creditors. She lives in her hometown in a century-old house not unlike Hillside Manor, except for the body count. Daheim is also the author of the Alpine mystery series and the mother of three daughters.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I would have given this book 5 stars if it weren't for the ending. The Alpine series is a well-developed series of books with three-dimensional characters, vivid descriptions, humor, and excellent plot-lines. I always look forward to each new entry as I did this one. This book did not disappoint with regard to the above-mentioned characteristics. The citizens of Alpine are so realistic, I feel as if I know them, especially Emma and Vida. This book was a page-turner from beginning to end. So what's my problem? The ending. Without giving anything away, I felt that what happened was not true to the tone of the series or fair to Emma. Usually this series is more upbeat, a very attractive feature. However, the ending in this book was downright depressing, and I don't understand why it happened. If you're a die-hard Alpine fan, you may feel as I do about this part, but still enjoy the book. I do recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Emma Lord, owner and editor of the Alpine Advocate is furious, she's being scooped. Being the only paper in town, she's not used to that, but sincer Spencer Fleetwood - owner of the new radio station KSKY has come to town, she's no longer the sole sorce of local news.
It was bad enough when he scooped her on the disappearance of snowboarded Brian Conley several months before, but now it looks like he was going to do it on the biggest story to hit Alpine.
The three O'Neill brothers, Stubby, Rusty & Dusty are found dead in the freezer at Alpine Meats. Each of them shot.
Sheriff Milo Dodge suspects it might be their nemesis's the Harquist family. Their feud goes back years and started out with the flattening of the families pet goat.
But, it's while Emma's new reporter, Scott Chamoud starts shooting the crime scene the he wonders why there are four pairs of legs instead of three.
Shocking everyone was the discovery of the missing snowboarder, Brian Conley under the pile of bodies. Then the coroner says he had been stabbed to death and had been dead for several months. Where had he been all this time and how did he get into the meat locker? (Emma was pretty sure he didn't walk there.)
A lot of other strange things are happening in Alpine.
Milo discovery that the O'Neill's had an arsenal of weapons, including rocket launchers and grenades.
Brian's body is shipped back East to his family, but when the coffin gets there, the body is missing.
And why does everyone who dies recently suddenly want to be buried in Ireland?
Working together Milo and Emma solve the murder of the O'Neill's. But still aren't sure what happened to Brian.
Meanwhile, Tom Cavanaugh demands an answer from Emma and she finally says yes, she will marry him.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 3, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read all the books in Daheim's Alpine series and loved each of them . . . up until this one. The plot of Alpine Nemesis was great and the storyline, well developed, but the ending was unexpected, uncharacteristic, and downright depressing. Daheim's audience is probably ninety percent women, most of whom read for the sheer pleasure of escape from the realities of life. What was Daheim thinking when she wrote this book? I do not recommend Alpine Nemesis, and am very reluctant to read Daheim's next book in the series for fear that it'll be a downer like this one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 2001
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In the 14th outing in this fine cozy mystery series, 'Alpine Advocate' editor Emma Lord's life is changed forever. Emma must track down a multiple murderer, beat off news competition from the local radio station owner, and make a personal life-altering decision. A little darker than most of the earlier books in the series but filled with the same wonderful Alpine atmosphere, "Nemesis" is a strong outing for the plucky Emma and her creator, Mary Daheim. The book stands alone, but the reader can benefit from having read the earlier Advocate entries.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Avid reader on January 30, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Being an avid reader of the Alpine series, I couldn't wait to sink my literary teeth into this new edition.
The first of many shocks came when Mary Daheim had the main character Emma Lord sabotaging her rivals car to scoop him on the murder story. vida and Milo stayed true to their persona, yet Leo seemed to have turned into a meek confused man who didn't know where his loyalties laid.
the ending is one that is fast becoming typical in the female mystery world and was highly disappointing.
Aside from all this... the writing is crisp and just as witty as all her previous works. Something is lacking in the story telling that makes you wonder if she just threw the ending together to meet a deadline.
Should you read this latest installment? YES! You need to take the good with the bad and the clear with the confusing to stay in touch with two of the craziest ladies, Emma Lord and Vida Runkel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on September 11, 2002
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The Alpine series is fantastic reading. I have enjoyed all of the Emma Lord mysteries. The ending to this book, however, was disappointing to me. I had hoped that Tom would have just "one more family crisis" that would cause him to again leave Emma. Then, after struggling with all of her emotions from all of the years past, she would decide that she needed to move forward in her life without Tom, without looking back.
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