Hotel California : An Anthology of New Mystery Short Stories
by Graham, Heather; Child, Andrew; Gilstrap, John; Coleman, Reed Farrel; Bruns, Don

Featuring a new Jack Reacher story by Andrew Child!

A dangerous drifter, a hired gun, a grisly corpse-you never know who you'll run into at the Hotel California.

Eight deliciously talented mystery authors have lent their skills of crafting murder and suspense to this collection of gripping short stories. Each of these eight provocative tales is designed to entertain and mystify-and maybe even chill you to your core. Get lost in the wild imaginations of such New York Times bestselling writers as Andrew Child, Heather Graham, Reed Farrel Coleman, and John Gilstrap, plus authors Rick Bleiweiss, Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, Amanda Flower, and Don Bruns. From the titular tale "Hotel California" to a new, original Jack Reacher adventure, these stories have a little something for every mystery lover.

Go ahead. Check in, enjoy some room service, and stay until the very last tantalizing page. Just don't forget to search the closet or behind the curtains.

Editor Bruns offers eight tales with a twist. Make that eight twists. Thwarted expectations are the order of the day here. Jack Reacher discovers that even a trip to nowhere can take a wrong turn in Andrew Child's "New Kid in Town." A corrupt senator finds his cozy life of graft upended by an unplanned visit from his brother in John Gilstrap's "Wasted Time." The favorite target of bullies does a one-eighty in Reed Farrell Coleman's "Victim of Love." A New Orleans graveyard tour takes a terrifying turn in Heather Graham's "Pretty Maids All in a Row." Amanda Flower reveals what happens when a client doesn't level with the private eye he hires in "Try and Love Again." In "Life in the Fast Lane," Bruns shows how a hired assassin can flip the script on his employer. Of course, a hit man who misses his target can find himself in the crosshairs, like the hero of Rick Bleiweiss' "The Last Resort." Last but not least, a social influencer discovers that the fame and fortune she's always wanted may not be exactly what she bargained for in the title story by Jennifer Graeser Dornbush. Expect, and enjoy, the unexpected. Copyright Kirkus 2022 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

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