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The Alpine Recluse

The Alpine Recluse

(2006)
(Book 18 in the Emma Lord series)
A novel by

 
For many mystery readers, Alpine, Washington - Mary Daheim's fictional small town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains - has become a beloved second home, a delicious retreat from the stresses of life. Yet the editor of The Alpine Advocate, Emma Lord, knows all too well that the picturesque old logging town is loaded with scandal: family feuds, illicit romance, chicanery, and sometimes deadly violence.

THE ALPINE RECLUSE

In the middle of a hot midsummer night, Emma is awakened by fire trucks rushing to a blaze at the nearby home of newlyweds Tim and Tiffany Rafferty. At daybreak, Tiffany and her unborn child are safe, but Tim, never blessed with good luck in all his thirty-plus years, has perished in the fierce conflagration. Sheriff Milo Dodge suspects murder and arson, and rumors fly from the Burger Barn and Mugs Ahoy to the Grocery Basket and the Venison Inn. Some swear the Rafferty marriage was crumbling. Others hint at stock fraud. A few mention momentary sightings of a possibly mad recluse known as Old Nick.

Sacrificing the heady enticements of a budding romance to nail down a great story, Emma shifts into high investigative gear while her fearless House & Home editor, Vida Runkel, rushes in where angels fear to tread: straight into the private lives of some of Alpine's most respectable - and now terminally edgy - citizens. But neither Emma nor Vida suspects the unbelievable truth.

Genre: Cozy Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Alpine Recluse: An Emma Lord Mystery
Author(s): Mary Daheim
ISBN: 0-7862-8630-X / 978-0-7862-8630-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Alpine Recluse: An Emma Lord Mystery (Emma Lord Mysteries)
Author(s): Mary Daheim
ISBN: 0-345-46814-7 / 978-0-345-46814-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Alpine Recluse: An Emma Lord Mystery
Author(s): Mary Daheim
ISBN: 0-345-46815-5 / 978-0-345-46815-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Alpine Recluse: An Emma Lord Mystery
Author(s): Mary Daheim
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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