Murder at the Grands
I Knew You When / Murder with a View
Murder is afoot in New Hampshire, and “Murder at the Grands” offers mysteries set at, not one, but two grand hotels. Once again, the man is the fedora is going to figure out whodunit. Kary Turnell is a professor at a small New Hampshire university. Once a crime reporter, he has a knack for bumping into trouble. His specialty is solving murders at historic resort hotels.
In “I Knew You When,” Kary is at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, where the body of a friend has been found. Kary arrives to find answers, but must navigate ill will and skepticism. Then people begin to vanish.
In “Murder with a View,” a bridegroom disappears at the Mountain Grand View Resort in Whitefield, but no one is concerned that he’s gone. It falls upon the academic sleuth to conduct another discreet search, one that leads to the golf course, where narrow fairways and sand traps aren’t the only hazards.
Also available on this site by Mark Okrant: “A Last Resort,” which focuses on murder at the Balsams in Dixville Notch, and “No Vacancy,” his non-fiction book about the travel motels of New England and the country.
Author Mark Okrant is a professor of tourism management at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. He has been an active tourism researcher since the 1970s, and is past president of the Travel and Tourism Research Association. He is author of six books, including the Kary Turnell mysteries.