A Conventional Murder: A Rebecca Bauer Hotel Murder Mystery by Julia RohatynA Conventional Murder: A Rebecca Bauer Hotel Murder Mystery by Julia Rohatyn

A Conventional Murder: A Rebecca Bauer Hotel Murder Mystery

byJulia Rohatyn

Paperback | May 8, 2016

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In A Conventional Murder, we meet Rebecca Bauer, a hotel manager who is a magnet for trouble, mystery, and murder. Before she was accused by the hotel owner of taking bribes, she had thought that her life was almost perfect. She was a respected manager of a successful Boston hotel, her marriage was still a love affair, and she was surrounded by people who cared about her. She was sure that she could prove the accusation to be false, but all that changed the next morning. Her accuser, Marshall Hammersmith, the reception desk director, was murdered and she became the main suspect. To establish her innocence, she would have to find the real killer and she will need help from a friend.

Betsy Connolly, the hotel security chief, was deliriously happy about her engagement to Peter, a Boston Police homicide detective. She was prepared to help Rebecca and to ignore her feeling that the relationship with her boss had cooled, but she must hide things from her fiancé.

The hotel is disrupted, not only by the murder, but also by an unruly convention of bar tenders that keeps Rebecca and Betsy hopping.

Together they set out to catch a murderer and find themselves in danger from a killer who will stop at nothing to get away with the crime. There is no shortage of suspects. Was it someone the victim had blackmailed? Was it the receptionist who had been his sexual prey? Was it the vengeful ex-wife?

The story begins with two women finding a way back to an old friendship and ends in a violent and surprising denouement.

A Conventional Murder has humor and suspense, and is a book for readers who like puzzles, mysteries, and tales of murder. This is also a book for people who would like to know what goes on behind the scenes in a big city hotel, and who like reading about women detectives.

The author has written a series of hotel murder mysteries in which the detective is Rebecca Bauer, the hotel general manager. She writes under the pen name of Julia Rohatyn, a name chosen to honor the memory of her parents who instilled a love of books. Julia was the name her mother selected when she immigrated to the States and Rohaty...
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Title:A Conventional Murder: A Rebecca Bauer Hotel Murder MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 8, 2016Publisher:Rachael GoldbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9659253605

ISBN - 13:9789659253609

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"Rebecca is the manager of a successful Boston hotel. Marshall Hammersmith, the reception desk director, was the man found murdered in his office. Betsy is the hotel security chief and long time best friend of Rebecca. Peter is Betsy's fiance and homicide detective assigned to the hotel murder case. Rebecca is the number one suspect and, with help from Betsy, must find the answers and the real killer. In addition to running the day to day activities of the hotel and dealing with a convention of bartenders and all the problems it entails, Rebecca quickly finds herself in all sorts of situations that will make you laugh, make you worry, and make you say, "Oh no, don't do that, Rebecca, it will get you in big trouble." She is followed, held at gunpoint, and finds ways to make a banquet dinner a success while dealing with angry guests and a crazed killer all at once. A Conventional Murder: A Rebecca Bauer Hotel Mystery is a blend of humor, hotel management, friendship and murder. Every time I thought I had the murder victim picked out, I realized, nope, I was wrong. A Conventional Murder is a quick and enjoyable read. Author Julia Rohatyn obviously knows Boston and the hotel business and has taken us inside and behind the scenes to solve this murder. I really found myself liking Rebecca and her friends, and I am anxiously looking forward to her next adventure.""I really enjoyed it. It is a very well thought-out story and rings true because of the hotel setting and also because Boston isobviously a place in which the author feels at home and knows well.. Anyone who has worked in a hotel - or even stayed in one - can recognize the hierarchy and how things are organized and what the various guests are like. Problems, complaints and situations are all very well and realistically portrayed.I thought it was well- written, interesting, racy and exciting with humor and an instinctive feel for what makes people tick - and I couldn't stop reading until I had finished the book.I think the "walk in the park" idea is getting away from the central theme, even though it has a role in the story.I think it is an ideal book to be sold at an airport as it is a good read, light and just the right length for a plane journey,"