Emma Lord is the protagonist in a series of cozy mysteries by American novelist Mary Daheim. Emma is the owner/editor of a newspaper in the small town of Alpine, Washington. The series is also known as the “Alpine series” because each book in the series begins with “The Alpine.”


Mary Daheim is an American author of historical romance and cozy mystery novels. Before becoming a novelist, Mary worked as a journalist and in public relations. She is a prolific author, best known for her Bed-and-Breakfast and Emma Lord mysteries.