The complete collection of Hotel Stories is now available on Amazon. The volume contains all of the Hotel Stories, set in luxury five-star hotels. All star the world’s most brilliant, unpredictable and occasionally homicidal hotel manager, Ms N; and Tatiana, her beautiful but naive accomplice.
Rather than have me tell you about them, let’s see what reviewers have said about the individual Hotel Stories:
– “You’ll never make a fuss at a hotel again”
– “Tatiana is Watson to Ms N’s Sherlock Holmes”
– “A slick read, lots going on here, finely paced and loved the subtle unsheathing of a hidden cutting edge in 5-star hotel-keeping.”
– “A cross between The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and Fawlty Towers”
– “Delightful, dark, twisted, ingenious humour”
– “This is strong stuff. When the beam of Tatiana’s torch swings round in stifling darkness to reveal handcuffs and workmen’s tools,we know it’s time to right some truly awful wrongs”
– “Would love to know more about the list of extras ordered by the Swiss gay couple, but I guess this establishment is just too discreet for that”
– “Wickedly funny but twisted dark Roald Dahl-esque tale. A growing sense of foreboding climaxes in a satisfying if cruelly just resolution”
– “The distortions of understanding caused by Engineering Manager Susan’s obscure accent had me chuckling on the tube”
– “Anyone can commit a murder. But only Ms N can use a mobile phone wielded by a total stranger as a weapon”
– “The undertones of feminism and the surprising dénouement left me with a gleeful sense of satisfaction”
– “Surely [Tatiana’s] phrase: One day, I would like to be like her will surely enter the English lexicon. I’m guessing most readers will want to be like Ms N, too”
– [Pimm is] “a wicked and subtle observer of the foibles of the wealthy, the self-important, and the arrogant who inhabit the world of five-star hotels”
NB Hotel Stories: The Complete Collection also features a bonus story by Robert Pimm, Novy Bor (“New Forest”). Novy Bor is not part of the Hotel Stories series, but is included in the volume for added value. Set in Russia in the winter of 1991-92, it explores some of the strange goings-on in Russia immediately after the Soviet Union had ceased to exist. Novy Bor is not available anywhere else on Amazon.