KILL THE COMPETITION Emma Lord, editor and publisher of The Alpine Advocate, has never faced such cruel competition—especially not the fierce personal attacks mounted by Alpine's radical new publication, Crystal Clear. So when Crystal Bird, the editor, commits suicide, Emma sheds no tears. But Sheriff Milo Dodge determines that Crystal was murdered, and the little town is out for blood—namely, Emma's. Pursued by hate mail and flying bricks, Emma vows to draw some blood herself—from the enemy who set her up to take the fall. . . .