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The Haunted Hotel (A to Z Mysteries)

by Ron Roy

Other authors: John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)

Series: A to Z Mysteries (book 8)

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SUMMARY: Three friends are called on to investigate a supposedly haunted hotel.

REVIEW: I was not particularly fond of this book, mostly because of the writing style. To me, it seemed too straightforward with not enough detail. I am not sure if children will enjoy this; it would probably be easier for younger children because there are not too many excess words for them to process when reading. However, I think that older children will get bored fairly quickly. I also did not really understand the message of the story; I know that the children were solving a mystery, but it was hard to discern what the deeper meaning of the story was (if there actually was one). ( )
  amay3 | Sep 21, 2014 |
Title: The Haunted Hotel (A-Z Mysteries)
Author: Ron Roy
Genre: Mystery – Children’s

Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 Reading Challenge, Audio Book Challenge 2010, Pages Read 2010, PB & J Challenge, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010

Rating: 3/5
No. of Pages: Audio (87)
Published: 1999

Back Cover: A ghostly guest has checked into the Shangri-la Hotel! It's almost Halloween and reports of strange sounds and even stranger sights are coming from Green Lawn's only hotel. Hotel guests and neighbors are being scared away, and it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to figure out what's going on--before Green Lawn turns into a ghost town!
Mine Well it’s summer and time for the summer reading program at the library. This is when most of my children & young adult books. I try to read some of the same books as my nephews. The older one loves the A-Z and Capital Mysteries.

I have to say this is a very cute series. I love the fact that the kids are not scares (well maybe Josh is) about taking on adults. Many children don’t know how to talk to them. The kids have convinced the owners of the hotel that they can solve the mystery, if they don’t the owners will have to sell the hotel to be knocked down. They get to spend the night to see if they see the ghost also. The ghost seems all too familiar with who is stay at the hotel. It goes to each door of the room that the kids are staying in and knows their names. Who else is at the hotel that would know their names?

There are funny smells in the hallway that seem familiar. What could it be? It seems the kids are on to something with this clue. The clue leads them to the only other guests in the hotel – what is the connection?

In the end the kids figure it out and save the hotel from the demolition ball.

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  suefitz1 | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is book H in a series of A-Z mysteries. In this story Dink,Josh, and Ruth Rose saw something on tv , the people visited in a local hotel heard groans and noises through the night so they go to check it out. Josh says there is no such thing as ghost.. he will not believe in ghost until he sees on , and then a ghost came through the elevator shaft.
The find out over the course of the book , the troubles have been from the owner Aunt and Uncle and the sword used to scare people is wooden and the sounds are from a tape recorder. ( )
  dbhutch | May 27, 2010 |
Friends solve the mystery of a ghost frightening away hotel guests. Very similar to Scooby-Doo plots.
  tiewater | May 6, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679890793, Paperback)

Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!
H is for Haunted...
In the eighth book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—a ghost has checked into the Shangri-la Hotel! It's almost Halloween, and reports of strange sounds and even stranger sights are coming from Green Lawn's only hotel. Every day, more and more guests are being scared away. Everyone else is getting scared, too! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must figure out what's going on and catch the ghost - before Green Lawn turns into a ghost town!
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!

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When the guests of the Shangri-La Hotel are scared away by a white-haired female ghost, Dink and his friends investigate the mystery.

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