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“Cleverly crafted and enormously enjoyable.” -Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

When the security director of the posh Hotel California abruptly departs, assistant manager Am Caulfield steps into the role. The newbie hotel detective is quickly overwhelmed when a murder-mystery weekend descends on the hotel at the same time as a Bob Johnson convention (yes, the attendees are all named Bob Johnson) - and that’s before a bra thief strikes, a contractor leaps to his death, and two more dead bodies turn up.

Mayhem has checked in to the Hotel California. So, as it turns out, has a murderer. Like the little Dutch boy, Am must try and plug one leak after another. Will he be able to get the job done before yet another hotel guest checks out forever?

Revised and updated edition.

©1994, 2018 Alan Russell. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Humor, Suspense, and a GREAT Story!

I decided to give "The Hotel Detective" a shot after thoroughly enjoying the Gideon and Sirius series by Alan Russell. Russell's humorous and engaging writing coupled with Jeff Cummings' narration is again a great combination. As a person who grew up in San Diego, I loved the vivid detail of the locations as the story progressed.

In short, this was another home run by Russell and highly recommend to any fans of mystery and suspense. I just downloaded "The Fat Inkeeper" and will be listening to that tonight!

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  • greenlantern7
  • 11-20-18

Humor, Suspense, and a GREAT Story!

I decided to give "The Hotel Detective" a shot after thoroughly enjoying the Gideon and Sirius series by Alan Russell. Russell's humorous and engaging writing coupled with Jeff Cummings' narration is again a great combination. As a person who grew up in San Diego, I loved the vivid detail of the locations as the story progressed.

In short, this was another home run by Russell and highly recommend to any fans of mystery and suspense. I just downloaded "The Fat Inkeeper" and will be listening to that tonight!

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  • greenlantern7
  • 11-20-18

Humor, Suspense, and a GREAT Story!

I decided to give "The Hotel Detective" a shot after thoroughly enjoying the Gideon and Sirius series by Alan Russell. Russell's humorous and engaging writing coupled with Jeff Cummings' narration is again a great combination. As a person who grew up in San Diego, I loved the vivid detail of the locations as the story progressed.

In short, this was another home run by Russell and highly recommend to any fans of mystery and suspense. I just downloaded "The Fat Inkeeper" and will be listening to that tonight!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful