Two months after an unlucky snowboarder vanished on the slopes above Alpine, his disappearance is old copy. Emma Lord, publisher of the 'Alpine Advocate", is back to writing about graduations and the latest outbreak of chicken pox--until the town's oldest family feud flares up leaving three people dead, their bodies stowed in a meat freezer. The startling discovery of a fourth body sharing the victims chilly repose launches Emma into a story that will turn her world upside down.
Good mystery. I hadn't read Daheim before and I enjoyed the writing and the book.
Great characters. Mary Daheim's great series. Very thorough writing.
This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors.