The Hotel Detective

(A Hotel Detective Mystery, Book 1)
Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“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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Could not get through the first chapter too many GD words. Better to say dammit to hell..stop ..I know you have been taught better..

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A tremendously funny tale. Now to buy the sequel.

The Hotel Detective is hilarious. The characters are diverse, funny, and set lend life to the Setting of a Grande Dame hotel. I can not recommend it too highly.

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All you wanted to know about running a hotel.

I liked the story. It wasn't as entertaining as the Gideon books, but it was chock full of info on the running of a huge resort hotel. The quirky humor of Mr. Russell is there. The characters were very interesting.

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Wild ride and thoroughly entertaining

This book has a lot of moving pieces that you need to pay attention to or you will get lost. I docked 1 star from the story for getting political. I am not a fan of the current President but entertainment stories should stay vague on political leaders to avoid alienating a portion of their audience.

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Wonderful!

If I could give it 6 stars I would! Witty, erudite, loved the characters, laughed out loud.

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Too bad

If you insist on insulting 62 million voting legal US citizens in their choice of President, you are likely to get dissatisfied readers. Especially if the story is a mediocre one. Keep your politics in your pocket, not in your pen.