The Great Hotel Murder

In a grand Chicago hotel, a mysterious death sets a puzzling whodunnit in motion

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Author: Vincent Starrett

Publisher: American Mystery Classics

ISBN: 1613161883

Category: Fiction

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In a grand Chicago hotel, a mysterious death sets a puzzling whodunnit in motion

Murder at the Manor Hotel

' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Brilliant... I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.' NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'An absolutely addictive, wonderful story.

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Author: Betty Rowlands

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786816636

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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As the stage is set for a local village play in a beautiful countryside manor, Melissa Craig plays the role of detective once again when one of the cast is mysteriously murdered... Melissa is delighted when she's asked to help put on a play at her favourite local Cotswolds hotel. There's nothing she loves more than getting to know the cast, who are just as colourful behind the scenes as they are on stage. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread-eagled at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar. As Melissa tries in vain to save his life, she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is more to this accident than meets the eye. Why on earth was he trying to get down to the hotel's private cellar? And why does the hotel manager seem so angry about it? When the hotel floor plans deliver some unexpected revelations, Melissa is convinced that she's dealing with a murder. But when all of your suspects are actors, how can you tell the good liars from the bad? Can Melissa find the killer before the final curtain falls? If you've devoured books by Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and P.D. James, you won't be able to resist this page-turning murder mystery! This book was previously published as Exhaustive Enquiries. What readers are saying about Betty Rowlands: 'Hooked from the first pages... wonderful... fascinating, full of twists and turns... kept me guessing till the end.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Brilliant... I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.' NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'An absolutely addictive, wonderful story. Loved it from start to finish. Great pace and a delightful setting, colourful characters and thrilling mystery. This was a brilliant story and I cannot wait for more!' Renita D'Silva, author of The Forgotten Daughter, 5 stars

Murder at the Mena House

Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel—an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows .

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Author: Erica Ruth Neubauer

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781496725875

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Well-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel—an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I, and deadly dangers wait in the shadows . . . WINNER OF THE 2021 AGATHA AWARD Egypt, 1926.Fiercely independent American Jane Wunderly has made up her mind: she won’t be swept off her feet on a trip abroad. Despite her Aunt Millie’s best efforts, the young widow would rather gaze at the Great Pyramids of Giza than into the eyes of a dashing stranger. Yet Jane’s plans to remain cool and indifferent become ancient history in the company of Mr. Redvers, a roguish banker she can’t quite figure out . . . While the Mena House has its share of charming guests, Anna Stainton isn’t one of them. The beautiful socialite makes it clear that she won’t share the spotlight with anyone—especially Jane. But Jane soon becomes the center of attention when she’s the one standing over her unintentional rival’s dead body. Now, with her innocence at stake in a foreign country, Jane must excavate an elusive killer before her future falls to ruin in Cairo, and the body count rises like the desert heat . . . “Stunning revelations, romance, adventure, and intrigue abound in this multilayered, delightfully entertaining whodunit. Neubauer’s debut dazzles, with a smart plot, remarkable scenery, and skilled execution.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)

The Big Book of Female Detectives

His 1934 short story, “Recipe for Murder,” was expanded to the fulllength novel The Great Hotel Murder (1935), which was the basis for the film of the same title and released the same year; it starred Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen.

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Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780525434757

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original. For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

IT SEEMS TO me that Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (1886– 1974) succeeded in being one of America's greatest bookmen, ... The Great Hotel Murder (1935), which was the basis for the film of the same title and released the same year; ...

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Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781101872628

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

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Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. Ever since his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him almost as much as writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects eighty-three wonderful stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, published over a span of more than a hundred years. Featuring pitch-perfect cases by acclaimed modern-day Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes, Kingsley Amis) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Colin Dexter); and parodies by Conan Doyle’s contemporaries A. A. Milne, James M. Barrie, and O. Henry, not to mention genre-bending cases by science-fiction greats Poul Anderson and Michael Moorcock. No matter if your favorite Holmes is Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr., or Benedict Cumberbatch, whether you are a lifelong fan or only recently acquainted with the Great Detective, readers of all ages are sure to enjoyThe Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Including - Over a century’s worth of cases, from Conan Doyle’s 1890s parodies of his own creation to Neil Gaiman’s “The Case of Death and Honey” (2011) - Appearances by those other great detectives Hercule Poirot and C. Auguste Dupin - 15 Edgar Award–winning authors and 5 Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters - Stories by Laurie R. King, Colin Dexter, Anthony Burgess, Anne Perry, Stephen King, P.G. Wodehouse, Kingsley Amis, and many, many more.

The 1931 1940 American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

Song of the Eagle The Vampire Bat The Wrecker 1934 The Dragon Murder Case Embarrassing Moments Frontier Marshal Million ... Charlie Chan in Paris Charlie Chan in Shanghai The Great Hotel Murder Julieta compra un hijo Music Is Magic ...

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Author: American Film Institute

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079086

Category: History

Page: 1504

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The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness.--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog.--Thomas Cripps Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory.--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Costume Design in the Movies

An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers Elizabeth Leese ... Wild Gold; Judge Priest; Charlie Chan in London; Pursued; Love Time; 365 Nights in Hollywood; Bright Eyes; Mystery Woman; The Great Hotel Murder.

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Author: Elizabeth Leese

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486265483

Category: Design

Page: 171

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Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

The Great Detective Pictures

... Frank C. Fanning ( Policemen ) ; Margaret Brayton ( Chart Room Nurse ) ; Lona Andrew ( Miss White ) ; Tom Mahoney ( Bank Guard ) . See : WHILE THE PATIENT SLEPT [ essay ) . THE GREAT HOTEL MURDER ( Fox , 1935 ) 70 minutes .

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Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: Great Pictures

ISBN: UOM:39015020707009

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 616

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The authors take a look at some 350 motion pictures from the detective genre. They provide cast and credits (including character names), plot synopsis, and critical comments for each of the films covered, from both the silent and the sound eras. The volume includes a list of detective radio and television programs, as well as many captioned photographs from the films included in the text. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR