Saturday, February 27, 2021

The 2nd Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer St. by Cory Putman Oakes


The Ivan Hotel has been there for ages and the same family owns it.  They have several ghosts as staff.  Some are relatives.  But another haunted hotel has moved in...

Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

The ghosts are all a little bit quirky.  You never know when they will start to fade and move on.

Then they find out that a reviewer is coming around to visit both hotels and rate them.  The Ivan crew decides to put on a murder mystery dinner.

The food is not without it's problems, the truancy cop finds the people he was looking for are at the dinner, and things go downhill from there.  When the reviewer loses his wig, one of the girls recognizes him.  He looks just like the manager next door.

Come to find out, the reviews are really useless because the other hotel is using the brother to judge them and he only gives the #1 award to his own brother.  They've also managed to get control of the food emporium so they are assured of winning. 

The girls find evidence proving that and turn it in to the cops.  Soon their hotel is the one that is most famous.

There is a lot of action, plenty of bits of oddness, and plenty of ghosts.  It's a fun read.

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