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by Mary Daheim

"Editor-publisher Emma Lord finds out that running a small-town newspaper is worse than nutty--it's downright dangerous."—Carolyn G. HartWhen a local girl, Dani Marsh, returns to Alpine a star to shoot a Hollywood film, the tension in the air is so thick it crackles. Then at the annual Loggerama, Dani's former husband, Cody Graff goes berserk with an axe and is later found dead. Reporting on on all the goings-on as the editor of the ADVOCATE, Emma Lord begins to suspect that neither she nor the sheriff, laconic Milo Dodge, is getting the real story. Why are there such strong feelings among those who knew Dani back when? Why so few tears for Cody Graff? Whence the impenetrable mystery that enfolds Alpine like a shroud? Emma's nose for a story leads her straight into trouble....
Download Alpine Betrayal: An Emma Lord Mystery epub
ISBN: 0345379373
ISBN13: 978-0345379375
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Mary Daheim
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (March 22, 1993)
ePUB size: 1269 kb
FB2 size: 1324 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 981
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I like the Alpine series, and have read all so far up to "X". ( I won't give away any future spoilers. ;) )

Upon re-reading Betrayal, I was aggravated anew at Emma's total spinelessness regarding Ed Bronsky, her advertising salesman. Not only does he have to practically be arm-wrestled into actually allowing the local merchants to buy ads, but he also takes things like tools home from the office and never returns them. Emma never takes him to task about this. When buying a new screwdriver for an emergency because Ed "borrowed" the last one, she even acknowledges that he'll take this new fancy $50 one, too. The last straw for me was when she doesn't do anything about Ed giving permission for the Advocate office to be painted against her will, while he pockets a hefty sum for his "permission" ( which by rights he had no authority to do anyway). Does Emma confront him at any point? No. I can't respect her character when she's such a wimp. I like Emma, but I do wish she'd stand up for herself once in a while.

Otherwise, it's an enjoyable read for anyone who wants a "cozy", non gritty mystery. There are plenty of local characters, and the author does an excellent job of bringing them to life. The Alpine series is my favorite of all the mystery series I have read. My second favorite is the Hamish MacBeth series by MC Beaton.
It's hot in August in the mountains and there's a movie crew in town. The leading lady is an Alpine native, gone for 5 years, returning triumphant. But, much like the first Alpine mystery, secrets from the past are returning too, and creating havoc in the present day. It kept me interested if not riveted. The characters seem genuine and the story feels reasonably true to life. Recommended for a light read with a satisfying conclusion.
Kept my interest all the way through. However, after reading this second book in the series, Emma and Vida seem so lucky to run into just the right people and situations to help piece the mystery together. Not so likely in reality. After two books one gets acquainted with who the murderer must be shortly before being revealed. Still it is full of surprises. I enjoy the writing and the mystery, so I've started on the third in the series, "Alpine Christmas".
I wish I had not read the 3rd in this series first as it was the most unsatisfying. I might have enjoyed it more if I'd read #1 and #2 before the third one. At any rate I've liked them better as I read them. This one, #2, was interesting and a good mystery. Part of it was telegraphed well in advance but the actual guilty party was a nice surprise as was the way the story ended. I'm going to continue with this series.
I have only read the first two books in this Alpine/Emma Lord series but I have enjoyed them enough to want to read them all.
Good mystery without a bunch of bad language.
love the writer and both of her searies
The ending was both touching and unexpected. Love the characters. Can't wait to read the next book in this series.
I like this series and am reading them in order. There are so many characters however, that I have to have paper and pen ready and write them down. I don't know if I will read all 10+ books; however, for now, I am hooked.