The Alpine Nemesis: An Emma Lord Mystery Mass Market Paperback – Oct 2 2001
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THE ALPINE KINDRED
“Witty one-liners and amusing characterizations.”
THE ALPINE LEGACY
“Daheim writes . . . with dry wit, a butter-smooth style and obvious wicked enjoyment. . . . Kick off your shoes by the fire and get cozy with the latest by Mary Daheim.”
THE ALPINE MENACE
“This is good, solid storytelling–marvelous escapist entertainment.”
–Tacoma News Tribune
From the Inside Flap
DEAD NEWS DAY
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 on the story of a lifetime. But as she races to scoop the upstart radio station with the late-breaking news, Emma unwittingly uncovers a shocking conspiracy that will change her life forever. . . .
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It was bad enough when he scooped her on the disappearance of snowboarded Brian Conley several months before, but now it looks like he was going to do it on the biggest story to hit Alpine.
The three O'Neill brothers, Stubby, Rusty & Dusty are found dead in the freezer at Alpine Meats. Each of them shot.
Sheriff Milo Dodge suspects it might be their nemesis's the Harquist family. Their feud goes back years and started out with the flattening of the families pet goat.
But, it's while Emma's new reporter, Scott Chamoud starts shooting the crime scene the he wonders why there are four pairs of legs instead of three.
Shocking everyone was the discovery of the missing snowboarder, Brian Conley under the pile of bodies. Then the coroner says he had been stabbed to death and had been dead for several months. Where had he been all this time and how did he get into the meat locker? (Emma was pretty sure he didn't walk there.)
A lot of other strange things are happening in Alpine.
Milo discovery that the O'Neill's had an arsenal of weapons, including rocket launchers and grenades.
Brian's body is shipped back East to his family, but when the coffin gets there, the body is missing.
And why does everyone who dies recently suddenly want to be buried in Ireland?
Working together Milo and Emma solve the murder of the O'Neill's. But still aren't sure what happened to Brian.
Meanwhile, Tom Cavanaugh demands an answer from Emma and she finally says yes, she will marry him.Read more ›
The only thing saving Nemesis is the actual mystery. This is definitely one of the best stories Mary Daheim has written for this series. The clues that were found throughout the book made it difficult to put down. Also, it was nice to have back some of the humor that has been missing in the last couple books.
Emma's love life is one of my favorite aspects to this series. But in Nemesis, I thought I was reading a Harlequin book. As one other reviewer suggested, I would have preffered a different ending. A semi-original one perhaps? All I have to say is, Jackie O? Please Mrs. Daheim, let's move on from St. Tom!
I definitely suggest this book to Alpine devotees. The sleuthing is one of the best yet in this series. Entertaining and baffling. Also, there are a lot of important glimpses into the characters we have all grown to love AND hate. I would rate Nemesis higher if it were not for the teeny-bopper romance and violent unrealistic ending.
In many respects, THE ALPINE NEMESIS is probably the strongest...certainly the most emotionally engrossing...novel in the series to date and case in point that, in Ms. Daheim's skilled hands, the 'cozy' has indeed come of age. With a plot premise as engrossingly current as today's headlines, even her peripheral characterizations seem deeper and more three-dimensional than is generally true of the genre.Read more ›
Soon the biggest story to hit the small town starts breaking. The Hartquists and the Oï¿½Neills have been feuding for generations, but nobody expected that the remaining Hartquists would kill the three Oï¿½Neill brothers and put them in the butcherï¿½s freezer. Emma gets the scoop and her front page story thinking that all thatï¿½s left is to watch the Hartquists react during the trial. However, the story is just beginning and the subsequent events that take place in the pretty bucolic town will change Emmaï¿½s life forever.
THE ALPINE NEMESIS is an exciting small town mystery starring a likable heroine and a fully developed cast of characters. Readers are given an inside look into small town living and how to run a weekly periodical. This is not a straightforward mystery but a tale with so many layers that, in actuality, it is a complex and totally absorbing read.
Most recent customer reviews
I love the Emma Lord series. I also agree with another reader
that I also had hoped that Emma would tell Tom goodbye and go
on with her life. His death is an anti-climax. Read more
I've read all the books in Daheim's Alpine series and loved each of them . . . up until this one. The plot of Alpine Nemesis was great and the storyline, well developed, but the... Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2002 by Amazon Customer
The Alpine series is fantastic reading. I have enjoyed all of the Emma Lord mysteries. The ending to this book, however, was disappointing to me. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2002 by Patricia
Small-town newspaper editor/publisher Emma Lord is on the story of a lifetime when a family feud leaves four bodies in a meat freezer.Published on Aug. 22 2002
About 1/2 way through a story that was shaping up to be one of the best of a series that just gets better, I saw it coming. Read morePublished on March 4 2002
Two of Alpine's old families have been feuding for years. Things come to a head when the bodies of three members of one of the families are found in a local meat locker. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2002 by Karen Potts
Being an avid reader of the Alpine series, I couldn't wait to sink my literary teeth into this new edition. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2002 by Avid reader
I thought that this was one of the better books in the series with clues nicely woven throughout the story. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002
This whole series is terrific and I always look forward to the next installment. Even with the surprise twist at the ending, I truly enjoyed it. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2001