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Death at the Old Hotel

A Bartender Brian McNulty Mystery

Bartender Brian McNulty Mysteries (Volume 3)

Con Lehane

Minotaur Books

Tensions are high and the dangers multiply as New York City bartender and man-about-the-mean-streets Brian McNulty---always a sucker for the plight of the little guy---joins forces with a motley crew of workers from the old Savoy Hotel.
 
McNulty has once more run afoul of the powers that be in the New York City hotel and restaurant industry and finds himself exiled to a down-at-the heels hotel in, for him, the far reaches of civilization---Manhattan, west of Eighth Avenue. Not long into his tenure, a vicious attack on one of his fellow bartenders raises the stakes and puts everyone on edge, and it doesn't take much for the hotel manager to provoke the outraged workers into a strike. Once they hit the bricks, all hell breaks loose, and it isn't long until the bodies start to fall.
 
The cops focus in on two of McNulty's pals, a renegade Irishman and a pretty, young waitress from Brooklyn, both with closets full of secrets and buckets full of problems of their own. McNulty thinks the cops, as usual, are barking up the wrong tree, but that's the least of his problems. The hits in this particular instance have angered the gods of gangsterland, and someone has determined that McNulty is a problem.

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DEATH AT THE OLD HOTEL
chapter one"The fooker is spying on us," Barney said.We were working the stick at the old Savoy Hotel, and the action at the bar was slowing after a busier than usual Thursday night dinner rush. The hotel was almost full, the occupancy rate bolstered by out-of-town Christmas shoppers and the dining room by a couple of holiday parties from neighboring offices. The Savoy Hotel, which is gone now, in those days was located on the far west side of Manhattan, west of Eighth Avenue on 48th Street, and the fooker Barney referred to was the hotel's manager, James MacAlister. The
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  • Con Lehane

  • Con Lehane has been a union organizer and a college professor, and was, for more than a decade, a bartender. After spending most of his life in and around New York City, he now works as a labor journalist and lives in a Washington, D.C., suburb with his wife and two sons. This is his third novel in the Bartender Brian McNulty Mystery series; previous titles include Beware the Solitary Drinker and What Goes Around Comes Around. Please visit his Web site at www.conlehane.com.
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