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The Alpine Icon by Mary Daheim
Mass Market Paperback
Jul 30, 1997
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  • Mass Market Paperback $6.99

    Jul 30, 1997 | ISBN 9780345396433

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    Mar 12, 2009 | ISBN 9780307554260

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Author Essay

Mary Daheim and I go back a long way — well, seventeen or eighteen years.  That’s a long time for a publishing association.  Years before I became Mary’s editor on the Emma Lord/Alpine series for Ballantine, I was an editorial assistant at another trade house — and that’s where we met, long distance.  She lives in Seattle; I live in New York; even eighteen year ago, the phone lines stretched in both directions.  At the time Mary was writing successful historical romances for my then-boss, a senior editor.  One day Mary and I revealed our unbridled passion for reading crime fiction.  Little did I dream then that, soon after I arrived at Ballantine, Mary would become a crime writer herself.  Of course, now she’s a nationally renowned one . . . and I especially treasure her novels about Emma Lord, the editor-publisher of a small-town weekly newspaper in fictional (but based on fact) Alpine, Washington.  The paper is called The Alpine Advocate, which is also the title of the first novel in the series.  For any readers who haven’t visited Alpine, I heartily recommend starting with Book One — and then continuing forward (in alphabetical order) to THE ALPINE BETRAYAL, THE ALPINE CHRISTMAS, THE ALPINE DECOY, THE ALPINE ESCAPE, THE ALPINE FURY, THE ALPINE GAMBLE, THE ALPINE HERO, THE ALPINE ICON, THE ALPINE JOURNEY, and (coming soon) THE ALPINE KINDRED.

–Joe Blades, Associate Publisher

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