By Mary Daheim
Bestselling writer Mary Daheim is aware how one can spin a secret with a decent plot and captivatingly eccentric characters. And her bright Pacific Northwest setting–a personality in itself–has garnered her a plethora of dedicated enthusiasts. Now her inventive and resolute journalist Emma Lord has one other secret to solve–and a good harder time limit to meet.
participants of the Burl Creek Thimble membership, a quilting circle in small-town Alpine, Washington, are making plans a fete to welcome again Genevieve Bayard, who left the crowd, and Alpine, many years in the past. yet Gen’s homecoming is lower decidedly brief whilst she dies at a cocktail party. Emma Lord, proprietor and writer of the neighborhood newspaper, The Alpine suggest, instantly arrives at the scene to document the incident and sleuth her method to the reality.
notwithstanding it seems that Gen wasn’t loved by means of every body within the Alpine group, her premature demise nonetheless comes as a surprise. to assist remedy the secret, Emma turns to Vida Runkel, the Advocate’s trusty apartment & domestic editor. the sort of infamous tale would typically have Vida chomping on the bit, yet to Emma’ s shock Vida is hesitant, even downright unwilling to get involved.
The death of Genevieve Bayard, even if, isn’t the single crime in Alpine. there was a rash of burglaries, together with at Emma’s personal comfortable log cabin. Are the break-ins and the homicide hooked up? As Emma digs, she uncovers a surprising scandal that can element the finger of guilt at one in all her nearest and dearest . . . whereas single-handedly altering the background of Alpine itself.
From the Hardcover edition.