News for the Hospitality Executive
It’s No Mystery that Hotelier Daniel Edward Craig Draws
from Real Life
in His Fiction Mystery Book - Murder at Graverly Manor
ST. PAUL, MINN, April 16, 2009 — What goes on behind the scenes at luxury hotels may not be all that adventurous: No one’s life is usually in danger, screams aren’t heard in the night, and bodies aren’t discovered dead on the floor—or are they? Novelist Daniel Edward Craig draws on his career as a hotelier to delight readers with his hilarious novels that reveal how things are never quite as calm and dignified as they seem to the guests.
In his latest novel released this month— Murder at Graverly Manor —the young and dedicated hotel professional Trevor Lambert— once manager at the posh (but now burned to the ground) Hotel Cinema in Hollywood— is on the brink of fulfilling every hotelier’s fantasy: managing his very own inn. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean stands the perfect B & B, a Victorian mansion called Graverly Manor. But he first must impress the elderly owner, Lady Graverly, who swans around in ball gowns and spins tall tales of her royal bloodline, and who won’t sell the manor to Trevor until he lives and works there for one month.
Trevor accepts, but screams in the night, foul odors, and the sudden disappearance of a chambermaid have him looking over his shoulder. And grim rumors of Lady Graverly’s husband, who disappeared over fifty years ago, only add to the home’s eerie atmosphere. Trevor is dying to see Lady Graverly’s private rooms, but she refuses. What dark secrets is she hiding?
Daniel Edward Craig, author of the Five-Star Mystery series, draws on
his years working in luxury hotels for his writing inspiration. Most recently
he was general manager of Opus Hotels in Montreal and Vancouver. Craig
currently spends his time writing, consulting, and traveling, and his insider’s
blog has attracted a worldwide following for its frank and entertaining
look at the hotel business. He is particularly passionate about hotels,
having stayed in— and worked for— some of the best in the world. For more
information please visit www.danieledwardcraig.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.