[Zoom Event] Mystery-Thriller Book Group

What fun! We're talking about The Great Hotel Murder by Vincent Starrett, a book first published in the 1930's but released again in 2020 by Otto Penzler's publishing house. Although not a Sherlockian story, the author does pass his magic pen over the main character in such as way as to pay honor to Sherlock. We would love to hear your ideas about this and other mystery books.

It is a Zoom event, so if you are on the regular MysteryGroup email list, you will receive the link on Wed. night automatically. If not, you may request the link from Linda at auntiesbooks@gmail.com. All mystery lovers are welcome!


About the author:

Vincent Starrett (1886–1974) was a Chicago journalist who became one of the world’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes. A books columnist for the Chicago Tribune, he also wrote biographies of authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Ambrose Bierce, various books on books and book collecting, plus Sherlockian pastiches and numerous short stories and novels. A founding member of the Baker Street Irregulars, he is perhaps known best today for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, an imaginative biography of the great detective.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Great Hotel Murder Cover Image
By Vincent Starrett, Lyndsay Faye (Introduction by)
Not on our shelves: Call to check availability.
ISBN: 9781613161883
Published: American Mystery Classics - September 1st, 2020

In a grand Chicago hotel, a mysterious death sets a puzzling whodunnit in motion