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Hotel Paradise / Cold Flat Junction / Belle Ruin (Emma Graham #1-3)

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These 3 have to be read in order (as in the title). These books describe a 12 year old who lives in a small town (think Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird)and tries to solve a 40 year old mystery. In fact, it's a story of a 12 year old going on adulthood.
Triology, Hardback, 346 pages
Published 2005
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May 12, 2008 Er1604 Allmacher added it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves mysteries and laughing out loud
Recommended to Er1604 by: no one, lucky enough to find it by myself
I first read Paradise Hotel in or around 2000. Then one day I found the next installment, Cold Flat Junction and picked it up and then, of course, I found Belle Ruin in a pile of books on sale.

These books have Emma Graham (I love her) trying to solve the myster of life and the 40 year old mysteries of murder, kidnapping and greed. This is an adult book, but you'll revel in Emma's honesty (to herself only) and laugh out loud at her helplessness in trying to turn back the clock and not be "13".
Nov 09, 2008 Kathy added it
This is an enjoyable trip down memory lane with a 12 year old detective who is older than her years. Eveyone should have a mysterious old house in the mist to discover.
Judi Maylone
This is the second in Emma Graham series and it just gets better!
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Martha Grimes is an American author of detective fiction.

She was born May 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to D.W., a city solicitor, and to June, who owned the Mountain Lake Hotel in Western Maryland where Martha and her brother spent much of their childhood. Grimes earned her B.A. and M.A. at the University of Maryland. She has taught at the University of Iowa, Frostburg State University, and Montg
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Emma Graham (4 books)
  • Hotel Paradise (Emma Graham #1)
  • Cold Flat Junction (Emma Graham, #2)
  • Belle Ruin (Emma Graham, #3)
  • Fadeaway Girl (Emma Graham, #4)
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