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The Alpine Pursuit (Daheim, Mary)
The Alpine Pursuit (Daheim, Mary) by Mary Daheim 0345467159 9780345467157
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The Alpine Pursuit (Daheim, Mary) by Mary Daheim

As her myriad of fans can attest,USA Todaybestselling author Mary Daheim creates wonderful mysteries peopled with marvelous characters as quirky as they are endearing.TheSeattle Timessays Daheim is one of the brightest stars in our citys literary constellationand the popularity of her irresistible Pacific Northwest crime series has swept across the nation. Now the unfaltering Emma Lord is back in her highly anticipated hardcover debut. For a small town newspaper likeTheAlpine Advocate, a new play at the local community college is big news. Editor and publisher Emma Lord is duty-bound to attend opening night, but expects the amateur enterprise will serve only as a cure for insomnia. The play is dubbed a black comedy, but the only laughs Emma gets are from the bad acting and the wretched script. And while the turgid production makes WagnersRingcycle seem like a vignette, the real drama begins just before the final curtain. Hans Berenger, dean of students, wasnt well known or well liked around Alpine, but the audience found his death scene genuinely convincinguntil they realized he wasnt acting. No one can say how or when the blanks in the prop gun were replaced with the real bullets that killed Berenger, but the list of suspects reads like a playbill of the cast and crew. They all had opportunity, access, and their own axes to grind with the thespically challenged dean. Seeking the assistance of Vida Runkel, theAdvocates redoubtable House and Home editor, Emma Lord vows to unravel a mystery that spirals out into unexpected places. As Emma sets the stage for the most likely suspect, she finds herself in a two-character scene whose next cue could make the resolute editor take a finaland permanentbow.

Author: Mary Daheim

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 2004-03-30

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0345467159

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