By Mary Daheim
Bestselling writer Mary Daheim is aware easy methods to spin a secret with a decent plot and captivatingly eccentric characters. And her shiny Pacific Northwest setting–a personality in itself–has garnered her a plethora of committed fanatics. Now her inventive and resolute journalist Emma Lord has one other secret to solve–and a good more durable cut-off date to meet.
individuals 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 gang, and Alpine, a long time in the past. yet Gen’s homecoming is lower decidedly brief while she dies at a cocktail party. Emma Lord, proprietor and writer of the neighborhood newspaper, The Alpine recommend, instantly arrives at the scene to document the incident and sleuth her strategy to the reality.
even though it seems that Gen wasn’t cherished through everybody within the Alpine group, her premature dying nonetheless comes as a surprise. to assist resolve the secret, Emma turns to Vida Runkel, the Advocate’s trusty apartment & domestic editor. any such infamous tale would routinely 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, in spite of the fact that, isn’t the one 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 attached? As Emma digs, she uncovers a surprising scandal that could aspect 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.