The Alpine Xanadu

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Audio (10.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100101075
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624063176
Narrator/s: Tanya Eby
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A new exhilarating installment in Mary Daheim's beloved and long-running small-town murder mystery series set in Alpine, Washington, and featuring unforgettable newspaper editor Emma Lord. 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? What to make 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. Featuring beloved characters from the series alongside some sinister new ones-not to mention a mystery that will shake Alpine to its core-The Alpine Xanadu may be Mary Daheim's most delicious novel yet.

Author(s): Mary Daheim
Series: Emma Lord Series No: 24
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

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Author(s): Mary Daheim
Narrator(s): Tanya Eby
Product Number DD4513
Released: Jan 29, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781624063152
Author(s): Mary Daheim
Product Number EB00151918
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345538864

Professional reviews

"The small town of Alpine is abuzz over newspaper editor Emma Lord's engagement to Sheriff Dodge--but the gossip mill shifts when foolish Wayne Erik electrocutes himself while climbing a power pole during a storm. However, the sheriff doesn't believe it's an accident, and the fun begins in this comic mystery. Laugh-out-loud moments escalate with an attempt on the life of the richest man in town and reports of indecent behavior at the local high school. Tanya Eby's clever individualized portrayals of the cast of eccentrics reward listeners' attention. Her smart interpretations of witty one-liners combine with clever plot twists to keep listeners laughing and guessing. The amusing portrayal of Alpine's new psychiatric hospital is wickedly entertaining. Eby's careful pacing and understatement capture the spirit of this zany mystery. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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