THE FAT INNKEEPER.

Russell, Alan

ISBN 10: 0892965398 / ISBN 13: 9780892965397
Published by New York: Mysterious Press, (1994.) dj, 1994
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The second book in his very funny Am Caulfield series, set at a landmark luxury inn in Southern California where whatever can go wrong, will. Winner of the Lefty Award for best humorous mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 26406

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Title: THE FAT INNKEEPER.

Publisher: New York: Mysterious Press, (1994.) dj

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When a doctor investigating fraud in a visiting New Age cult winds up dead, hotel detective Am Caulfield scours the premises for clues while struggling to keep a group of swingers under control, in the sequel to The Hotel Detective.

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The hospitable Am Caulfield is beset by more hostility in this amusing sequel to The Hotel Detective. Now house detective at San Diego's Hotel California, Am is enduring new Japanese owners, staff peccadilloes, bizarre conventions and a murder or two. Dr. Kingsbury, a guest who has made a career of debunking fraudulent New Age mentalists?some of whom are attending a Union of Near Death Experiences Retreat at the hotel?has been poisoned. Am joins forces (and karma) with comely reporter Marisa Donnelly to dig into Kingsbury's less-than-estimable past. At the same time, the house dick struggles to keep the portly new manager, Hiroshi, from imposing Japanese efficiency on the hotel's eccentric ambience. East finally meets West after Hiroshi falls for Am's beloved station wagon, a surfer's woody that runs well only near the ocean, and the hotel detective and the fat innkeeper become allies in tracking the killer. Russell and his readers have great fun as he contrasts Californian and Japanese philosophies, and likable Am bumbles along, holding true to his ex-surfer's outlook on life.
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