The Alpine Vengeance

The Alpine Vengeance

An Emma Lord Mystery

Book - 2011
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Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the charming hamlet of Alpine is preparing for Thanksgiving, while Emma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate, feels her spirits sink. There will be no family or friends to share the day, but a call from Sheriff Milo Dodge on the Monday after the holiday weekend leaves her no time to wallow. Three alarming letters, sent to the sheriff from an anonymous writer, assert that the murder conviction of Alpine resident Larry Petersen ten years earlier was the result of a wrongful arrest. Adding to the miscarriage of justice, Petersen recently died behind bars. Then a fourth letter arrives, threatening retribution in the form of another death--most likely Emma's or Milo's. Mary Daheim's Emma Lord novel is a rich and authentic blend of small-town life and chilling menace.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345502582
Branch Call Number: DAHE
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm


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Aug 19, 2015

I picked up V and W off the shelf not knowing that there ate 26 books in the series, and that you NEED to start at the beginning! I have since gone back to Alpine A and worked my way through. I reread this in order and just loved it. Since I have the background, the parts that confused me before seem like intrusions now--do I really need to be told about Emma's on-again, off-again affair with Milo after having lived it with her? Still I do recommend this book--but only after reading the first 11 books in the series.

ehbooklover May 04, 2011

Too many characters and relationships to keep track of. The mystery involves a cold case from a previous novel ("The Alpine Fury") which I read ages ago and didn't remember. An average read, but I did enjoy the re-emergence of Emma and Milo's relationship. If you are interested in reading this series, do yourself a favour and start at the very beginning.

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