By Mary Daheim

Unique ebook: 1996

THE ALPINE suggest IS ON A ROLL.
The huge tale is the 5 million buck luxurious spa that la genuine property builders are looking to construct round Alpine's mountainside mineral springs--hot information and fierce controversy for recommend readers, and for the paper's editor and writer, Emma Lord.
Pro-spa Alpiners cite the chance of sorely wanted new jobs. these opposed to it expect glitz, sleaze, and an avalanche of "Californicators." not anyone foresees the homicide that shocks the city. Aided by means of her condo & domestic editor, Vida Runkel, and tongue-tied Sheriff Milo evade, Emma strains up her largest, blackest headlines and is going hunting--for a super killer and the unusual tale at the back of a virtually ideal crime. . . .
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My father was standing in the doorway where he'd been posted. I've heard him tell about it a hundred times; he was always telling it. He heard the shot fired and ran to the corner of the building and sent one glance at the site and saw what had happened - and don't tell me that in that short time someone could have come out of the building and run away, because they couldn't. ' he appealed to Inspector Block. 'No,' said Block. 'In that short time, anyone shooting, from the window where the gun was could hardly even have reached the top of the stairs.

May it please your lordship, members of the jury. Fifteen years ago, almost to this very day, the police The Scapegoat 23 were shown an anonymous letter which had been received by the famous stage magician, Mr Mysterioso. It was the first of a dozen or so, over the next six months. They were composed of words cut out from the national dailies, and enclosed in cheap envelopes,, varying in size and shape, posted from widely differing parts of the country. I may add here that no one concerned with the case appeared to have had the opportunity to post them, unless of course it was done for the sender by different persons.

I don't want to hear all this, I know what I know. Because of what he did, my father's life was ruined. I meant all those threats. ' said Mr Photoze, appealing to the rest of them with outflung arms and a tinkling of gold. 'Your father was never accused of anything,' said Inspector Block. 'He was dismissed - ' ' "Dismissed for negligence" - everyone knew what that meant. ' 'We are going to lift that suspicion,' said Mysterioso. 'That's what we're here for; we're going to clear the whole thing up.

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