It was the best of hotels, the Hotel Marcel, a pocketsize essense of France. It was the worst of hotels, the Hotel Majestic, a behemoth of anonymous overkill. The two hotels, side by side on one of the more elegant boulevards in all of the capital of Paris, present a rivalry of taste, amenities, experience and cliente.
"A Tale of Two Hotels," the 4th and latest volume in the exciting series about Hotel Marcel, a small hotel near the Eiffel Tower, involves a duel beteen two hosteleries, one simple and dimunitive, the other large and grandiose, side by side on a Parisian avenue. Trouble is compounded when a sheikh's beautiful daughter sheds her burka, much to the outrage of her father, who blames the small hotel for harboring her. Other passions from adultery to attempted arson, take place in this City of Light, even a wedding, all of which is of fascination to the narrator, an American widow in her 60's. The 'hotel series' includes: "There's a Small Hotel," "Secrets of a Small Hotel," The Hotel Next Door," and this latest one, "A Tale of Two Hotels."
In the works is fifth in the series, "Rendezvous in a Small Hotel."