The Hanging in the Hotel

The Hanging in the Hotel

A Fethering Mystery

eBook - 2004 | 1st ed
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Penguin Putnam
The Hopwicke Country House Hotel once boasted a clientele of the rich and famous. But hard times call for hard measures, so owner Suzy Longthorne throws open her doors to welcome the Pillars of Sussex—an elitist group of local businessmen whose social gatherings revolve around drinking and off-color commentary.
Short staffed, Suzy recruits Jude as a waitress to help keep the spirits flowing. But the next morning, Jude discovers that one spirit has flown away for good, when she finds the body of a young man—supposedly an initiate for Pillar membership—hanging from the beam of a four-poster bed.
The police are quick to rule the death a suicide. The Pillars of Sussex deny that the victim was ever considered for membership. Suzy just wants to forget the incident ever happened. But Jude knows that both parties have something to hide—so she enlists a reluctant Carole to nurture her relationship with a flirtatious Pillar in the hope that they’ll topple him over and uncover the truth...

Baker & Taylor
While waitressing at the Hopwicke Country House Hotel as a favor for a friend, Jude becomes involved in murder when a member of the Pillars of Sussex, a group of local businessmen, is found dead and Jude suspects foul play. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1101204753 (electronic bk.)
9781101204757 (electronic bk.)
9780786558346 (electronic bk.)
0786558342 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK M BRETT
Characteristics: 1 online resource (345 p.)


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Apr 21, 2018

I've enjoyed the later Fethering mysteries, but this "starter" left me cold. Carole Seddon would not have been playing Nancy Drew with Jude while getting ready for her son's wedding. She'd be too anxious.


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