Hotel Paradise Summary
Martha Grimes

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Hotel Paradise Summary

Hotel Paradise, following up on Grimes's earlier The End of the Pier (1992), represents the author's second foray into serious, "literary" fiction, an intentional, self-conscious movement away from the tried-and-true conventions of the traditional mystery novel. Nonetheless, a possible murder does lie at the core of the plot and prompts the investigations of the book's first-person narrator, twelve-year-old Emma Graham (who remains unnamed until near the novel's end). Plucky and precocious Emma, whose harried...

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