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Murder at Hotel 1911

(2020)
(The first book in the Ivy Nichols Mystery series)
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A hotel clerk prone to panic attacks turns amateur detective in this elegant and atmospheric murder mystery.

If you want to spend a night amid the luxury and charm of the early 20th century, book a room at Hotel 1911. You'll find 28-year-old Ivy Nichols behind the reception desk. The hotel is Ivy's only link to the family that abandoned her when she was a small child. Now, plagued by panic attacks, she pedals her sea-green Schwinn bicycle to work every evening, hoping desperately to hold on to her job.

When wealthy, imperious Ms. Swain arrives at the hotel and belittles Ivy, the young woman seeks consolation in the welcoming kitchen of George, the hotel's chef. Despite her tormentor's barbs, she dutifully informs George that Ms. Swain has a deadly allergy to shellfish. So when Ms. Swain collapses at dinner and dies, the police suspect that the chef made a tragic, inexcusable error. Desperate to save George's career, Ivy sets out sleuthing. She learns that numerous people in and around the hotel had motives to contaminate Ms. Swain's plate. Among them are Jeffrey Swain, the victim's son and heir; painter Rose Jewett; and British expat Hemal Sandeep.

Even after the police find traces of shellfish in George's kitchen, Ivy is determined to clear her friend's name. But the stress of the investigation, in a hotel filled with suspects, threatens to precipitate another terrifying panic attack...or something more deadly.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Murder at Hotel 1911 is an engaging mystery with a few welcome razor blades hidden under its cozy exterior. Audrey Keown has created a hotel to appeal to Downton Abbey fans." - Simon Brett

"Set in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Murder at Hotel 1911 offers the perfect blend of humor and villainy with lashings of southern charm. A sparkling debut!" - Hannah Dennison


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Used availability for Audrey Keown's Murder at Hotel 1911

Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911: An Ivy Nichols Mystery
Author(s): Audrey Keown
ISBN: 1-64385-496-8 / 978-1-64385-496-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911
Author(s): Audrey Keown
ISBN: 1-66203-182-3 / 978-1-66203-182-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911: An Ivy Nichols Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Audrey Keown
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911: An Ivy Nichols Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Audrey Keown
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911: An Ivy Nichols Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Audrey Keown
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911: An Ivy Nichols Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Audrey Keown
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder at Hotel 1911: An Ivy Nichols Mystery
Author(s): Audrey Keown
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU