Staff Musings

December 30, 2006

The Alpine Christmas

Filed under: Mystery & Suspense — katrinalouise @ 11:04 pm

by, Mary Daheim

When I began reading The Alpine Christmas, coincidentally just prior to Christmas 2006, I did not realize that this Emma Lord mystery is part of an alphabetical series. You, however, may learn from my realization.

The Alpine series begins with The Alpine Advocate, and is named after the local weekly newspaper of the town of Alpine, Washington. Emma Lord is the owner/publisher of the periodical. The cast of characters from this series includes Vida Runkel, Emma’s rather crusty yet endearing friend and cohort, Sheriff Milo Dodge, Carla Steinmetz, a young and rather ditsy reporter, Ed Bronsky, the hang-dog advertising manager, and Ginny Burmeister, Emma’s office manager.

The Alpine Christmas centers around solving the mystery of a rather gruesome discovery: a human leg! It is an interesting trail of clues that we follow as Emma and her brother, Ben, lead us through the cozy town of Alpine. In spite of the disturbing discovery, the story is fascinating and the characters are endearing.

If you are looking for a book, or a series of books, to snuggle up with on a cold winter day (or night), I recommend the Alpine series. Many are already available at Don’s Books.



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