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Winter at Death's Hotel (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 20/12/2012
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New York, January 1896. Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned creator of Sherlock Holmes, arrives at the Britannic Hotel with his wife, Louisa, ready to begin his first American tour. While he prepares his lectures, Louisa becomes mesmerised by this brash, vibrant, dangerous city, especially when a woman's brutally butchered corpse is found in a Bowery alley and Louisa is convinced from the artist's sketch in the paper that she'd seen the victim at the hotel.

Arthur is patronisingly sceptical about her womanly 'fantasies' but when she sprains her ankle and is forced to remain at the hotel while Arthur goes on tour, Louisa cannot resist pursuing her intuitions. And when more bodies start appearing, she's convinced that she holds the key to the killings. With the help of the hotel's hard-bitten detective and an ambitious female news reporter, Louisa starts to piece together a story of madness, murder and depravity - a story that leads inexorably back to the hotel itself, the strange story of its unique construction and a madman who is watching her every move.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409135951
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: Digital original

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“Good mystery, heroine a bit whiney”

Like the previous 2 reviewers, I enjoyed the mystery element to this book. I did not enjoy the heroine, though. I found the book itself a little too concerned about 'women' as a construct and their place in... More

Hardback edition
2nd April 2012
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“A great new character is born”

In 1896 celebrated author Arthur Conan Doyle arrives in New York with his wife Louisa on the first stage of a book tour. Following an inconvenient injury to her ankle Louisa cannot travel with her husband and must... More

Hardback edition
2nd January 2012
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“Winter at Death's Hotel”

Odd hotel, murders, missing guests......lady guest to the rescue......good book

Hardback edition
1st December 2011
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