Not the best book in the series, but not the worst, either. Alpine Quilt was so good that I think this book would have rated better somewhere else in the series - the plot is good, though whodunnit was broadcast a bit more than Daheim usually does and the victim is also a bit weak and unlikeable, contributing to a bit of "who cares" in the main plotline. The regular characters are wonderful as expected, Daheim is an excellent writer and captures the Cascades perfectly. Worthwhile for series readers, new readers should start at the beginning and not rate the series by this review.
Another Alpine adventure by bestselling author, Mary Daheim: another
thrilling Pacific Northwest-set crime novel starring Emma Lord. In the quiet Washington State town of Alpine, newspaper editor Emma Lord is preparingthe latest edition of her weekly Alpine Advocate when she learns about an act of arson, mere blocks from her own home. As Emma abets Sheriff Milo Dodge in the ensuing investigation, it soon becomes clear that the devastating ingerno has been used to cover up an even more sisiter crime: murder. Can Emma and Milo find the killer before he strikes again?