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by Mary Daheim


Praise for Mary Daheim and her Emma Lord mysteries THE ALPINE ADVOCATE The lively ferment of a life in a small Pacific Northwest town, with its convoluted genealogies and loyalties and.

Praise for Mary Daheim and her Emma Lord mysteries THE ALPINE ADVOCATE The lively ferment of a life in a small Pacific Northwest town, with its convoluted genealogies and loyalties an. Praise for Mary Daheim and. her Emma Lord mysteries. The lively ferment of a life in a small Pacific Northwest town, with its convoluted genealogies and loyalties its authentically quirky characters, combines with a baffling murder for an intriguing mystery novel.

You need help, she announced, and without further ado, she put on an apron that displayed two pigs hunched over a trough. My daughter, Meg, gave me this. It reminded me of Ed and Shirley. your biggest kettle?. I showed her. She shucked corn, and I greased potatoes. I went to see Fuzzy after work, Vida said. That must be his real hair. It looked like it had died instead of hi. .I asked, using a cooking fork to poke holes in the potatoes. Critical, my foot! He should be out of there tomorrow.

I just started reading Mary Daheim's Alpine Murder Mystery Series

I just started reading Mary Daheim's Alpine Murder Mystery Series. I find that Emma Lord and Alpine are very intriguing and interesting, and I had a hard time putting the book down. I will definitely continue reading this whole series. If you like lite murder mysteries, then this is the series for you. Mary Daheim takes her characters to the level where you want to know more and more. Charming "Who Done It"!

Mary Daheim and I go back a long way - well, seventeen or eighteen years. That's a long time for a publishing association. The paper is called The Alpine Advocate, which is also the title of the first novel in the series.

Mary Daheim and I go back a long way - well, seventeen or eighteen years.

The debut of the Emma Lord murder mystery series.

The debut of the Emma Lord murder mystery series

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The Alpine Advocate book. The Alpine Advocate Category: Suspense, Murder, Cozy Mystery. The debut of the Emma Lord murder mystery series. I’ve enjoyed reading this series the Alpine series for quite awhile by somehow I missed this particular book in the series. Luckily for me I found a copy of the 2004 book recently and was able to read it. In this book Emma is running her newspaper the Alpine Advocate as in all the other books.

The first book in her "Alpine" series The Alpine Advocate was published in 1992 Daheim was nominated for an Agatha Award for her first mystery novel Just Desserts in 1991.

The first book in her "Alpine" series The Alpine Advocate was published in 1992. Emma Lord is the protagonist who tackles mysteries in the small town of Alpine, Washington. The real Alpine no longer exists; however in her series Daheim resurrects the town Daheim was nominated for an Agatha Award for her first mystery novel Just Desserts in 1991

An Emma Lord Mystery. What she really needs for her paper, though, is a big story.

An Emma Lord Mystery. And she gets it-when handsome Mark Doukas, grandson of rich, old Neeny Doukas is murdered.

The Alpine Advocate: An Emma Lord Mystery.

The debut of the Emma Lord murder mystery series.After a year as publisher-editor of the Alpine Advocate, Emma Lord feels fine about her move to this small town in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains. What she really needs for her paper, though, is a big story. And she gets it--when handsome Mark Doukas, grandson of rich, old Neeny Doukas is murdered. Emma discovers that trying to get straight answers out of Neeny and his thin-lipped son is like poking a nest of sleeping rattlesnakes. What begins with an innocent story about the murdered man, ends with Emma conducting the most interesting, and probably the last, interview of her career from the wrong end of a .38....
Lailace
ALPINE ADVOCATE; AN EMMA LORD MYSTER is the first book in the Emma Lord series written by Mary Daheim. As in her B&B series, Mary makes the reader feel as if they are part of the story line. Again, the reader will laugh, feel sad, at the people in the book, what is said, etc.
Since I visited some of the towns, saw the river, the waterfalls, the creeks, and woods along the highway where the story takes place it is fun to me to picture these places while reading the books. Mary Daheim's books are well written and easy to read Especially if you ARE INTRESTED IN READING THE STORY LINE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO KNIT-PICK EVERY SENTENCE.
The true cozy book reader is more interested in the story and what will happen to the people in the following books.
Quellik
I, too, at first thought ok, I'll trudge through this formula book since it is short and is about the Pacific Northwest, my former home. Yes, the characters are standardized and I was especially irritated by the small-town-characters-formula which has been so well done and non-formula by William Faulkner and Ring Lardner. Then, of course, there are all the mystery-cop-spy-etc. TV shows which I love but have to bring in the city slickers go to a small town--and we all know what happens from there. There is one exception, as usual it is NCIS when as they drive to the small town "sing" the banjo song from Deliverance; moreover, there is a delightfully conscientious female detective who has done a decent job but is ignored. Beyond these distractions, I think Daheim does a creditable job on plot and language (style). I do not read this genre in order to try to figure out "Who done it" and thought I had it all figured out early on--well, she delightfully surprised be with completely credible different solutions by the ending. And, she does not use the technique I do not like which is to pack the earlier pages with so many characters it is hard to keep track of them, much over care about the culprit. Beyond that, I became increasingly impressed as I read on with Daheim's style and playful (at times) language. I was amused by the use of p.g for pregnant as it startled me back into her time period/values of the time and portrayal of the lengths people went to hide an illegitimate" birth. (I have never figured out how a baby can be illegitimate..) I enjoyed the simile: "She shuddered, sending ripples along the bustlline of her floral print blouse." which aptly fits the wearer. Name symbolism: the Dithers sisters. I suspect that she uses much more name symbolism than this one example. This image made me smile: "Oh I know I know" she insisted, waving her fork and sending lettuce in the direction of the two men across the aisle." And pulled me out of the frown upon encountering the cliche "throw in the towel." An occasional cliche is not too distracting, but the use of "mental" so common in formula writing makes me grit my teeth (cliche). Luckily I only found one use of the totally ridiculous image created by using the word "mental": "I gave a mental shrug." At least 30 years ago a writers' magazine use the idiotic "Bit his mental lip" for just how bad this usage is and how common it is in formula writing. There is enough that is impressive in this novel that I hope in subsequent ones someone has told the author to skip this image; moreover, "mental" has taken on the meaning of crazy. On faith that he next novel will be even better, I am awarding 4 stars--a rating much harder to get from me by more serious fiction.
Llanonte
Lots of poor grammar. Did not ever get into the story. Not my kind of read.
ME
I find myself sorely irritated by our heroine. Too weak-willed, as she tells us, to fire her ad manager. A man who's shoving business away with both hands. So she's content to let him, in spite of the damage to her business, but still has pithy things to say to him--in her head. I don't care how good-hearted she says she is, I'm not interested in her.
Wizer
Daheim writes well, often sparkles, though there are occasional failed metaphors or misused idioms. Her plot is good and twisty.

I don't like the extent to which she or Emma Lord embraces, endorses, the bland stupidities of American consumerism. I don't think children should be thoughtless exploiters of their parents, and I don't think we get important insights from knowing whether you drank a Pepsi or a Coke.
Nagor
Not my first Emma Lord book unfortunately but enjoyable anyhow. You should really read them in order. This first in the series is good as an introduction to the cast of characters. I just wish Emma was a stronger, grittier woman who would stand up for herself and her business.
Nalaylewe
The past returns to a small northwest logging town to force residents to acknowledge some hard truths. Reasonably well-written with too many characters to keep track of and a mystery which is obvious from early on. Stock characters in a familiar formula, but no excessive sex or violence to make you wish you hadn't bothered. A decent read for a rainy day.
I've read all of the Bed & Breakfast series, and thought I'd start the Emma Lord series. This one started, as do many of Mary's books, a little slow. Lots of character building and scene setting. But, then it took off. After about chapter seven it went from a slow read to a real page turner. I expect to be buying and reading the rest of the Emma Lord Mystery series.
The Alpine Advocate ebook
Author:
Mary Daheim
Category:
Mystery
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Publisher:
Thorndike Pr (June 1, 1993)
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368 pages
Rating:
4.8
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