Welcome to mystery lovers favorite destination: Alpine, Washington, Mary Daheims picturesque old logging town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. From the Venison Inn to the Upper Crust Bakery, Front Street is jumpingand the nerve center of the community is the office of The Alpine Advocate, Emma Lords weekly newspaper, which keeps folks up to speed on everything from joyous weddings to sudden, violent death.
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Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim
has been fascinated by story-telling since early childhood. She first listened,
then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten. A
journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female
editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her
editorial stance against bigotry.
After getting her B.A., she worked in newspapers and public relations, but in her spare time she tried her hand at novels. In 1983, Daheims first historical romance was published, followed by a half-dozen more before she switched genres to her original fictional love, mysteries, in 1991. Just Desserts and Fowl Prey, the first books in the Bed-and-Breakfast series were released in 1991. A year later...
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