Belle Ruin (Emma Graham Series #3)

Belle Ruin (Emma Graham Series #3)

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by Martha Grimes
     
 

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A waitress at her mother's decaying resort hotel, twelve-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

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A waitress at her mother's decaying resort hotel, twelve-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 forty-year-old crime-and force a new transgression to light.

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
Grimes saves her loveliest writing for the gloomy images of empty train stations and tumbledown houses in which Emma takes such melancholy pleasure. But there's also an explosive comic exuberance to the scenes of Emma's high jinks around town and at her mother's hotel, a rich source for the oddball characters who give these novels their charm. Not all of them are pushovers for Emma, master manipulator though she may be, and it's a treat to watch her invent increasingly exotic alcoholic concoctions to pry information out of 91-year-old Aurora Paradise, who lives on the top floor of the hotel. The Paradise garage is also fertile territory for amusement, especially when it's turned into the rehearsal hall for a version of ''Medea'' that Emma's brother and a friend who admires Spike Jones are earnestly setting to music.
— The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451219442
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Emma Graham Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
706,102
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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