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Murder at the Hotel Hopeless

by John Lekich

tagged: crime, mysteries & detective stories
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pages: 128
ISBN:9781459833494
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Charlie Hope was not expecting to spend his summer trying to solve a murder.

Helping his mother run the family hotel doesn’t usually offer much excitement. The only other people around are Penny Price, a spoiled child actor and star of the hit TV series Little Miss Murder being shot in town, and Mr. Ignato, an elderly resident at the hotel. When Mr. Ignato dies from a fall down the stairs, Charlie suspects foul play. Nobody believes him except for Penny, who jumps at the chance to solve a real murder. The two of them discover that Mr. Ignato was once a famous international jewel thief who stole a million-dollar diamond that was never recovered. Is Mr. Ignato’s criminal past related to his untimely death? And can Charlie and Penny prove that it wasn’t an accident?

About the Author

John Lekich is an award-winning journalist, essayist and author whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times and the Globe and Mail. He is the author of several novels for young adult readers, including The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls, King of the Lost and Found and The Losers’ Club, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. John lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Reviews

“A lightweight whodunit...Tailor-made for reluctant readers who prefer their noir on the lighter side.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“A fun adventure with all of the twists and plot turns of a larger story. Lekich does well balancing a tale about two unlikely teenage friends trying to solve a mystery in an adult world…A great read for anyone that is looking for a story that checks all the boxes and has all of the loose ends tied up. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“John Lekich has written a fast-paced murder mystery that’s suspenseful, heartwarming and wonderfully funny. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation at the Hotel Hopeless. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll never want to leave.”

— Mark Leiren-Young, author of the Leacock Award for Humour winner <i>Never Shoot a Stampede Queen</i>

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