Hotel No Tell
By Daphne Uviller
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780385342704, 288pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
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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.
Praise for Daphne Uviller’s Super in the City
“One should not simply read Super in the City; one should gobble it up like candy. This is particularly intelligent candy, mind you.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Part mystery, part screwball comedy, part sexcapade . . . and all entertaining.”—San Jose Mercury News
“Three cheers for Zephyr Zuckerman, smart, sassy girl detective, in this fun, feisty romp of a novel.”
--Janice Y.K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher
“Daphne Uviller delivers a madcap Manhattan mystery that whisks you into the world of super sleuth Zephyr Zuckerman and doesn't let go until the very last page. Fast-paced, clever and laugh-out-loud funny, Hotel No Tell will have you cheering for Zephyr as she goes undercover to crack her biggest case yet.” --Jenny Nelson, author of Georgia’s Kitchen
“A whip-smart mystery with a wicked sense of humor. Zephyr Zuckerman is an undercover detective, an unflagging friend, a confused romantic, and the best tour guide to the city you could ever hope for. When it comes to writing that's just fun to read, Uviller is one of New York's finest.” --David Guion and Michael Handelman, screenwriters, “Dinner for Schmucks”