Hotel Detective Mystery Series

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

The Hotel Detective 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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  • Book 1

    • The Hotel Detective

    • (A Hotel Detective Mystery, Book 1)
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humor, Suspense, and a GREAT Story!

    • By greenlantern7 on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $24.99

  • Book 2

    • The Fat Innkeeper

    • (A Hotel Detective Mystery, Book 2)
    • By: Alan Russell
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The fog isn’t the only thing wreaking havoc at La Jolla’s landmark Hotel California. A prankster has been hiring employees for nonexistent jobs, a decomposing whale ends up beached in front of the hotel and interrupts a grunion run, and a group of swingers has arrived at the property for a love-in. Not for the first time, hotel detective Am Caulfield is overheard saying, “Hotels are like a circus without the tent.” In addition to those headaches, Am has more than a few mysteries on his hands: Which one of the hotel guests murdered the famed paranormal debunker in room 374? 

    Regular price: $24.99