Motel of the Mysteries

Motel of the Mysteries
Author: David Macaulay
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1979-10-11
ISBN 10: 0547348622
ISBN 13: 9780547348629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motel of the Mysteries Book Review:

A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people—us—in a wry satire that is “a marvel of imagination and . . . wonderfully illustrated” (The New York Times). It is the year 4022, and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in 1985. Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist, is crossing the perimeter of an abandoned excavation site when he feels the ground give way beneath him. Suddenly, he finds himself at the bottom of a shaft, which, judging from the DO NOT DISTURB sign hanging from an archaic doorknob, is clearly the entrance to a still-sealed burial chamber. Carson's incredible discoveries, including the remains of two bodies, one laid to rest on a ceremonial bed facing an altar that appeared to be a means of communicating with the Gods and the other lying in a porcelain sarcophagus in the Inner Chamber. These dramatic discoveries give Carson all the clues he needs to piece together the entire civilization—which he gets utterly wrong. The acclaimed author and illustrator of Castle and Pyramid, David Macaulay presents a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek satire of both historical presumption and American self-importance.

Old Motel Mystery

Old Motel Mystery
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 0807596701
ISBN 13: 9780807596708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Motel Mystery Book Review:

The Boxcar Children offer to help Aunt Jane's friend, Kay, fix up her run-down motel.

The Sun Down Motel

The Sun Down Motel
Author: Simone St. James
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0440000181
ISBN 13: 9780440000181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sun Down Motel Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls. Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

Stranglehold

Stranglehold
Author: Robert Rotenberg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1451642431
ISBN 13: 9781451642438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranglehold Book Review:

It's just after Labour Day and the city is kicking back into gear. All eyes are on the hotly contested election for Toronto's next mayor and crime is the big issue. Greene is no stranger to the worst of what the city has to offer, but even he is unprepared for what happens next when he stumbles upon a horrific homicide.

Kurtain Motel The Sin Series Book 1

Kurtain Motel  The Sin Series Book 1
Author: A.I. Nasser
Publsiher: Scare Street
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kurtain Motel The Sin Series Book 1 Book Review:

Patrick Lahm is down on his luck. Late for his book signing, out of gas and stuck in a storm. He hitches a ride to the Kurtain Motel where he is forced to spend the night. The small motel seems harmless enough at first, but as the night drags on, Patrick and the other guests slowly begin to realize there is a lot more to their temporary lodging than meets the eye. Something evil is at work at the Kurtain Motel; something that creeps into the deepest, darkest corners of your mind and tugs at the chords of sanity until they finally break. On the longest night of his life, Patrick soon finds out that there is a reason why skeletons are kept in closets. He realizes that your sins always find a way to catch up with you, no matter how hard you try to run. Welcome to the Kurtain Motel, where all your nightmares come true.

The Girl in the Motel

The Girl in the Motel
Author: Chris Culver
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781730885495
ISBN 13: 1730885497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in the Motel Book Review:

Detective Mary Joe Court sleeps with a shotgun beside her bed and a lovable bullmastiff at her feet. For the past twelve years, she's hidden from a nightmarish past, but with every passing day, her scars fade and her heart grows lighter. Now, for the first time in her life, she looks forward to her future. She's happy. Then she finds the body. Someone shot the victim in her chest and left her to die in a cheap motel. Joe knew her well. She grew up with her. They were sisters, of a sort. Twelve years ago, the victim put a gangster in prison. Now that gangster's out and he's looking to settle scores--Joe included. Joe has fought to leave her past behind. Now she has to face it or lose everything she cares about. Because the killer hunting her will tear apart her carefully constructed life piece by piece until there's nothing left. Unless Joe gets him first...

Murder at Mabel s Motel

Murder at Mabel s Motel
Author: G. A. McKevett
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 1496729080
ISBN 13: 9781496729088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder at Mabel s Motel Book Review:

Stella “Granny” Reid’s youth wasn’t the only thing changed by time in tiny, nondescript McGill, Georgia. Except even back in the 1980s, the Southern town still had a way of attracting downright dubious characters—some with a talent for murder. As quirky as McGill’s residents can be, they usually welcome society’s oddballs and outcasts into the community with open arms. But the three members of the Lone White Wolf Pack are a different story. Townsfolk aren’t feeling the least bit neighborly toward the ignorant gang widely believed to have orchestrated several hate crimes in the area . . . When the small group’s irredeemable leader, Billy Ray Sonner, is found dead in an abandoned motel, most assume it was the result of an accidental overdose. An unfortunate yet predictable end for a man who lived the way Billy did. Only Stella and the sheriff have witnessed the crime scene in person, and the smell of cyanide means something more disturbing happened in that ramshackle room. Something like homicide . . . While Stella wades through a flood of suspects, uncovered secrets link both Billy’s closest allies and respected locals to the incident. One thing is certain—this wasn’t an impulsive act of revenge. There’s a sophisticated killer on the loose, and Stella must expose deep-rooted fears and dark pasts if she wants to crack a carefully planned murder and stop McGill from descending into chaos.

The Pink Motel

The Pink Motel
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780689716775
ISBN 13: 068971677X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pink Motel Book Review:

When Kirby, Bitsy, and their parents inherit an unusual and very pink motel in Florida, they find it filled with eccentric characters, mystery, and adventure.

The Ottoman Motel

The Ottoman Motel
Author: Christopher Currie
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-05-02
ISBN 10: 1921834943
ISBN 13: 9781921834943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ottoman Motel Book Review:

Shortlisted, Commonwealth Book Prize and the Queensland Literary Award 2012 When Simon and his parents arrive in the small town of Reception and check in to the Ottoman Motel, things between them are tense but normal. Then, while Simon is asleep, his mother and father disappear. Are they lost? Has something terrible happened to them? Have they simply driven away and left him? All Simon knows is that he is alone in a strange town. Madaline, the local police constable, is kind. Ned Gale and his kids give Simon a place to stay. In the bar down at the Ottoman, Jack Tarden and the other locals are sympathetic. But why does it seem as if no one is trying to find Simon's parents? More than just an intriguing mystery, The Ottoman Motel is a novel about fear and loss, and human fallibility. With this assured, emotionally sophisticated debut, Christopher Currie proves himself to be one of the brightest young novelists in Australia. ‘Disturbing and exhilarating...A bold, assured and exciting debut.’ Matthew Condon ‘Currie gets the blurring of the creepy-friendly small town just right: as if an eleven-year-old boy walked into his own Wake In Fright.’ Malcolm Knox ‘Christopher Currie’s novel creates a brilliant atmosphere, layering superficial small-town charm over dangerous paranoia and criminal depravity. If its tautness slackens slightly later on, it remains an engrossing and deeply creepy read.’ Cameron Woodhead, Age ‘There is a Hitchcock-like eerie calm to this novel, a difficult mood that Currie captures well...As small plot points emerge, drip by drip, from Currie’s wonderful writing, the story takes on a chilling edge.’ Sunday Mail ‘The Ottoman Motel is an assured debut.’ Canberra Times ‘Chris Currie has written an excellent first novel in The Ottoman Motel, part thriller, part crime story and part analysis of the meaning of loss, all told through the eyes of a small boy.’ Otago Daily Times

Little Pretty Things

Little Pretty Things
Author: Lori Rader-Day
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 1633880052
ISBN 13: 9781633880054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Pretty Things Book Review:

Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner! OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO. Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she’s still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won’t provide, Juliet takes. Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it all. By the next morning, though, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy—she’s the chief suspect in her murder. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend’s death. But what she learns about Maddy’s life might cost Juliet everything she didn’t realize she had. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Who Is Vera Kelly A Vera Kelly Story

Who Is Vera Kelly   A Vera Kelly Story
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 1947793020
ISBN 13: 9781947793026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is Vera Kelly A Vera Kelly Story Book Review:

An NPR Best Book of the Year "Gripping, subtle, magnificently written." —The New York Times Book Review "A delectable page-turner . . . Vera Kelly introduces a fascinating new spy to literature’s mystery canon—one we hope sticks around long beyond this snappy, intimate debut." —Entertainment Weekly New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself. An exhilarating page-turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

Ghost Town Mystery

Ghost Town Mystery
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0807597198
ISBN 13: 9780807597194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Town Mystery Book Review:

Grandfather's new land in the Rockies comes complete with an abandoned town and old silver mine. There is even a ghost floating through the streets!

Mystery of the Wild West Bandit

Mystery of the Wild West Bandit
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner,Tim Jessell
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 0807587273
ISBN 13: 9780807587270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery of the Wild West Bandit Book Review:

The Aldens are at Wildcat Crossing, a recreated frontier town full of cowboy fun! But when horses disappear and other pranks threaten to ruin the Wild West show, the Boxcar Children must find out who's the varmint causing all the trouble!

The Night Sister

The Night Sister
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 0385681496
ISBN 13: 9780385681490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Sister Book Review:

A derelict motel, haunting childhood memories, hidden rooms, two sisters and family secrets--a supernatural tale that will thrill and chill in equal measure. Once a thriving attraction on the well-traveled roads of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, an eerie, abandoned place. Amy, her best friend, Piper, and Piper's younger sister, Margot, played there as kids, exploring everywhere, even the forbidden tower itself--where they uncovered a secret one summer that ended their friendship. Twenty years later, Piper has left all of that behind, until she gets a call from Margot telling her that Amy's been accused of a horrific crime. Piper and Margot will have to confront what truly happened that long-ago summer and all that led up to it--a hidden room, a family drowning in secrets, another pair of sisters each believing the other to be something truly monstrous--in order to understand, and survive, what is happening now.

The Last Chance Hotel

The Last Chance Hotel
Author: Nicki Thornton
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1338323725
ISBN 13: 9781338323726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Chance Hotel Book Review:

Readers looking for an enchanting read, a story of overcoming the odds, or a tale of suspense will love this traditional Agatha Christie, who-dun-it mystery, matched and raised by a hint of magic.

Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon

Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0807596949
ISBN 13: 9780807596944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon Book Review:

A hot air balloon lands in the Aldens' yard!

Murder Motel

Murder Motel
Author: Nic Saint
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-12-20
ISBN 10: 9781792060021
ISBN 13: 1792060025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder Motel Book Review:

The Kellys are not a typical all-American family. Oh, on the surface they might look like your next-door neighbors: Tom Kelly, professor in economics, his wife Dee, art gallery owner, teenagers Maya and Scott, baby boy Jacob, and of course the family's lovable Goldendoodle Ralph. All perfectly nice people. But for some reason the Kellys can't stop bumping into dead bodies and getting mixed up in all manner of murder and mayhem, and is it their fault they've got a knack for solving crime? After all, the family that sleuths together, stays together, right?The Kellys, on their way back from Thanksgiving Break, are caught in the snowstorm to end all snowstorms. This is the big one, and they're forced to stay the night at a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere. So when Ralph finds the body of a dead man buried under a foot of snow, they're not that keen to get involved. Especially when the man turns out to be the famous Hot Gangster: the gang member who became a celebrity and a model because of his mugshot.But with the motel on lockdown, and the police unable to get there because of the blizzard, it's up to the Kellys to find out who murdered Hot Gangster, knowing full well that the killer is locked in there with them, watching their every move!Murder Motel is the first book in the humorous mystery series The Kellys.

Cathedral

Cathedral
Author: David Macaulay
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 77
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780395316689
ISBN 13: 0395316685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cathedral Book Review:

Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century.

Animal Shelter Mystery

Animal Shelter Mystery
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 0807596698
ISBN 13: 9780807596692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Shelter Mystery Book Review:

When a calico cat appears at Grandfather's, the children look for the founder of the town's animal shelter.

The Mystery at Lilac Inn

The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780448095042
ISBN 13: 0448095041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery at Lilac Inn Book Review:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA