In the picturesque little town of Alpine in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains, Emma Lord, editor and publisher of "The Alpine Advocate," uncovers the story behind the story of a drunken brawl at the Icicle Creek Tavern that left loner Alvin De Muth dead and a likable young local on life support.
City and town life -- Washington (State) -- Fiction.
Lord, Emma (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Women publishers -- Fiction.