The Hotel Detective

by Alan Russell

Sun. Sand. Surf. Murder.

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?

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

“This witty novel is the next best thing to spending a weekend in a posh hotel.”―Southbridge Evening News

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Category: Mystery – Series

The Fat Innkeeper

by Alan Russell

Winner of the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery

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 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? What changes does the hotel’s new owner—aka the Fat Innkeeper—have in store? And can Am juggle a new romantic interest and the increasing animosity of the local police while still nabbing a killer?

“Perfect…screamingly funny.”—Ocala Star Banner

“Booked solid with humor.”—Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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