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Emma Lord is ready to get out of Alpine, Washington where she owns the newspaper, The Alpine Advocate. Unfortunately, her old trusty Jag breaks down in Port Angeles where she is forced to stay with the pregnant daughter of a friend. The daugther is in hysterics because days before Emma arrives she found a skeleton of a young woman in the basement with only a garnet earring and locket as clues to who the young woman is. It's up to Emma to track down who the skeleton is and what happened almost 100 years ago before the daughter goes completely hysterical.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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