Title: Hotel No Tell
Author: Daphne Uviller
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Paperback: 288 pages
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
The smart and sassy detective Zephyr Zuckerman is now armed and undercover in a Greenwich Village hotel where mysteries—from garbage-grabbing guests to the reservation system—lurk around every corner.
Now working as a junior detective with the New York City Special Investigations Commission, Zephyr’s gone incognito as a concierge to find out who laundered a hundred grand off the hotel books—and why. But the discovery of a prone, flush-faced guest gasping for air in room 502 only hints at the sinister goings-on inside this funky establishment. While the rapid response of the fire department leads to a sweaty date with a smooth-talking, rock-climbing rescue worker, Zephyr finds herself even more hot and bothered by an attempted murder on her watch. Could the smart-mouthed Japanese yenta across the hall know more than she’s telling? How are cryptic phone calls from a mysterious corporation linked to the victim in 502?
Under pressure and overwhelmed, Zephyr soon finds that a concierge cover is no protection in a place where crime, like the city itself, never sleeps.
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Delightfully witty, charming and great fun, Hotel No Tell by Daphne Uviller is the second book to feature Zephyr Zuckerman, and while I did not read the first book, Super In the City, I was able pick up quickly on Zephyr’s life and her friends. Hotel No Tell is clever and delightfully humorous, yet it is also a mystery. I would definitely not classify the book as a cozy mystery due to the comedic value added by the characters as well as the romantic aspects of the storyline. Zephyr is currently working as junior detective in the New York City Special Investigations Commission and is sent undercover as a concierge to try and uncover a money-laundering scheme and soon finds herself in for more than she bargained for. Hotel No Tell has a delightful cast of characters, Uviller describes the West Village rather well, toss in some romance and a grand mystery and the book is complete. Hotel No Tell was a lot of fun to read and a nice diversion from my day and I therefore will be watching out for future books by Daphne Uviller. I would recommend Hotel No Tell to readers who are looking for a witty, romantic mystery.
To learn more about Daphne Uviller please visit her website.
I received a complimentary copy of Hotel No Tell by Daphne Uviller from BookSparks PR to be a part of this tour and offer my honest review of the book. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned book.