Hotel Noir by Casper Silk

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A bizarre and at times challenging read, Hotel Noir is...an intriguing literary crime novel filled with wonderfully zany characters Agatha Christie would have killed for.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

Welcome to the Hotel Noir, peerless gem of hospitality and sole holder of a Michelin star on the island of St. Germaine.
When the controversial American author Francis Stein is stabbed to death in the hotel’s environs, the search for his murderer takes islander Bat Manley north to the other half of Stein’s double life, south to St. Germaine’s vice-ridden slums, and finally into the realm of the psyche, where the blind see and the dead speak.
A kaleidoscopic striptease of the human soul, Hotel Noir will make you sweat.

Praise For Hotel Noir

“A noirish combination of F. Scott Fitzgerald and early P. D. James on steroids, as told by a narrator who knows how to weave a web and pull you in without your realizing that you are caught. An intriguing literary crime novel filled with wonderfully zany characters Agatha Christie would have killed for.” Sam Millar, NY Journal of Books

“I was not far into the book when I drew the comparison of Hotel Noir to Death in Venice.” Charlie Courtland, aka Archie Standwood

“Compellingly readable throughout… the whole book is a delight.” Jack Chapman, author of Watching Marilyn

“I’m thoroughly intrigued by this novel, though not necessarily for straightforward reasons. I think what has hooked me is that it doesn’t seem like anything else. Casper Silk has a wholly unique voice. It’s an entirely bizarre one, too, and Hotel Noir is a dark yet evocative portrait of an island quickly changing, a hotel of another era, and a man caught in the midst.”
Lexy Bloom
 

About Casper Silk

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Casper Silk is the pseudonym of an award-winning author whose works defy easy categorization, combining elements of literary and genre fiction, and straying from the straight-and-narrow of chronology into a kaleidoscopic striptease of the human soul. Paranormal mystery? Surrealist kiss-and-tell? In Hotel Noir, Silk makes high art of the “why-dunnit” and delivers what booklovers lust after—a good read.
 
Published October 8, 2012 by Pale Fire Press. 204 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Sam Millar on Oct 27 2012

A bizarre and at times challenging read, Hotel Noir is...an intriguing literary crime novel filled with wonderfully zany characters Agatha Christie would have killed for.

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