Winter at Death's Hotel

Winter at Death's Hotel

by Kenneth Cameron
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Winter at Death's Hotel: A Novel 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
WINTER AT DEATH'S HOTEL by Kenneth Cameron is an interesting Historical Mystery set in 1896 New York. Sherlock Holmes meet Louisa Conan Doyle,yes this is Arthur Conan Doyle's wife! Arthur is the creator of the famous Sherlock Holmes of England. When they arrive at the Britannic Hotel in New York for an American tour, what they find is murder and mayhem. Louisa recognizes the murdered and mutilated body of a young woman she had seen in the hotel and so the story begins.....A gripping tale of murder,mayhem,suspense, corrupt police, tension, and a few queer characters to be sure. Follow Louisa, amateur detective,the hotel's detective,and a female news reporter as they piece together a story of depravity,murder and a madman who watches Louisa's every move. A complex but intriguing story! It shows what young women of that time period had to endure to survive,as well as their fears and aspirations. What a thrill ride! An enjoyable read with flawed but enjoyable characters. Sherlock Holmes enthusiast, as well as historical readers alike are sure to enjoy "Winter at Death's Hotel". If a T.V. special was to appear out of this story it is surely to be a most watched story. I know I would watch it. Well written,fast paced,and filled with suspense. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
In January 1896 the author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, comes to New York with his wife, Louisa for an American tour.   While staying at The New Britannic Louisa falls and sprains her ankle, making her stay behind while Arthur continues on his tour.   When a woman turns up mutilated in Bowery, Louisa recognizes her from a sketch in the paper as a woman she saw in the hotel lobby.  Louisa quickly becomes obsessed with the woman’s horrible death and starts putting together clues of murder.  The story comes back to the hotel and The Butcher who is killing woman and mutilating them. I am not a big Sherlock Holmes fan, but know of his stories.  I was a little worried that this would be a write over of Sherlock Holmes and was very pleased when it was not.   This is a story of a woman, who in a time that woman were expected to sit and behave, takes the initiative to solve the Butcher Murders.  Even as she hits wall against wall, usually put there by a man, she does not give up and knows that she has details that will help catch the murdered.  Louisa is a character that leads a very sheltered life, but is not scared to step outside of that shelter and get a look at the rough life and use her knowledge.   The tours and history of “Old New York” were amazing.  I truly enjoyed hearing and visualizing the brownstones and the other points of interest while Louisa was on her various rides around the city.    The corruption of the police was something I had heard about but never really read about.  It was hard for me to accept, but easier to imagine it.  Teddy Roosevelt became a favorite character of mine, even though he was not well liked with his co-workers.  He was a moral character and did not stand for the corruption.   Although this is not a book I would normally read I truly enjoyed it and would happily and easily highly recommend this book to others.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This is an odd little story-will only be fully appreciated by the older reader. What a crap hand evolution dealt women!
kyohin More than 1 year ago
From the blurbs I read, I thought this sounded like a book I would enjoy. Unfortunately, I found most of the characters either unlikable or uninteresting. The story just seemed to disintegrate at the end; no real conclusions.
Time2ReadJF More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book but could not get into it all. I found none of the characters compelling or likable. Motives for any action taken by them were obscure and questionable. The time I spent reading (and I admit to finally skimming quite a bit) is valuable time I will never get back. Wish I could get a refund. Get this one from your local library if you're interested.
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The title should read, How To Create a Lesbian. Or maybe it should be, The Hatred of Men. It was not an entertaining work of fiction; it was a slanted, exaggerated agenda. I would say something about the ending of the book if there was an ending. It went from 100 mph to - boom - then end, in one sentence. I do not recommend reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a poorly written, gross and disgusting book. I couldn't even finish it