Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerAlpha Alpine: An Emma Lord Mystery by Mary Daheim

  • Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    She's the newspaper editor and he's the Sheriff.  When young women turn up dead, she asks about the case but he can't give her all the info he has.  He's looking for a killer, she's looking for a story.  Sometimes that causes conflict...

    Alibi and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

    Emma and Milo have a good marriage.  They sometimes drive each other nuts but that's common in marriages.  They are tight and they are in love.  They each work the case from different angles.  He even has her talk to women that don't want to talk to him.  They make a good team.

    Milo is under a lot of stress.  Not only does he have two deaths to contend with, the local timber baron is trying to change how the city administration is set up.  He wants a county manager.  And he wants to be the manager which means Milo will lose his job because they are enemies.

    Add in the fact that one of the victims was the daughter of a crazy rich woman who is showboating around town and it makes for an odd but interesting story.

    The killer surprised me.  Milo's older brother and his wife are a real hoot.  They come to visit and they won't go away.  All in all, this was a light cozy read and I enjoyed it.   Give it a try and see what you think.

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