Emma Graham

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 116 ratings

Hotel Paradise Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed Martha Grimes once again turns her hand to crafting a story of such rich atmosphere and intricate suspense that she transports the listener to a world unlike any other. A once-fashionable, now fading resort hotel. A spinster aunt living in an attic. Dirt roads that lead to dead ends. A house full of secrets and old, dusty furnishings, uninhabited for almost half a century. A 12-year-old girl with a passion for double-chocolate ice cream sodas, and decaying lakefronts, and an obsession with the death by drowning of another young girl, 40 years before.

Like all important events in the past, there are repercussions and ramifications in the present. In the world as seen by Martha Grimes, those repercussions simmer and seethe and wind their way through hearts and souls. The ramifications can be subtle. Or exhilarating. Passionate. And they can also be deadly.

Hotel Paradise is a delicate yet excruciating view of the pettiness and cruelty of small town America. It is a look at the difficult decisions a young girl must make on her way to becoming an adult and the choices she must make between right and wrong, between love and truth, between life and death. It is a novel with extraordinary range and depth that ultimately becomes a thrilling morality play.

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  • Book 1

    • Hotel Paradise

    • Emma Graham, Book 1
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    A once-fashionable, now fading resort hotel. A spinster aunt living in an attic. Dirt roads that lead to dead ends. A house full of secrets and old, dusty furnishings, uninhabited for almost half a century. A 12-year-old girl with a passion for double-chocolate ice cream sodas, and decaying lakefronts, and an obsession with the death by drowning of another young girl, 40 years before. Like all important events in the past, there are repercussions and ramifications in the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Took a while, but ...

    • By MS on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • Cold Flat Junction

    • Emma Graham, Book 2
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Martha Grimes's Hotel Paradise was hailed by Booklist as "superb...beyond genre...one of the year's best." Now, Grimes returns to the same small town, intertwining the threads of one young girl's unexplained death with another young girl's attempt at making sense of her own life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Belle Ruin

    • Emma Graham, Book 3
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A waitress at her mother's decaying resort hotel, 12-year-old Emma now has a second job as the youngest cub reporter in the history of La Porte's Conservative newspaper. But when she discovers the crumbling shell of a fabulous hotel - the once-sumptuous Belle Rouen - in the woods near her small town of Spirit Lake, Emma never imagines that the mysteries it holds will bring her one step closer to solving a 40-year-old crime - and force a new transgression to light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 12 year old Emma!

    • By MS on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Fadeaway Girl

    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Martha Grimes returns to her twelve-year-old heroine, Emma Graham, in this suspenseful sequel to the bestselling Belle Ruin. Emma continues her investigation into the strange disappearance of the four- month-old Slade baby from the Belle Ruin Hotel more than twenty years before. The sudden appearance in town of the baby's father, Morris Slade, makes her even more determined to learn the truth.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Take a listen before you buy

    • By Internet Shopper on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $28.00