Ghost Hotel is the new mystery by Jackie Manthorne (gynergy books), first of what will be a series, and it features "Harriet Hubbley: down-to-earth dyke from Montreal." This story is a great window into the lesbian lifestyle, but not a really satisfying mystery. There is too much dependence on dreams in which the dead person explains her life to Harriet, and the death in question turns out to be not that mysterious after all. Add to that too many missed or postponed meals, and the reader can begin to get anxious. But I'll be watching for more Harriet Hubbley, who needs a good solid mystery plot to exploit her talents.