Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel

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Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 101 pages
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Dead bodies which appear and disappear mysteriously are threatening to lose Sam's father his job as manager of the Besseldorf Hotel. What can be done? How do you find a ghost?

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another hectic, slapstick, often charming mystery about Bernie Magruder. Bernie, 11, lives in the Bessledorf Hotel, where his father is the manager. His mother writes romance novels "in her spare time ... Read full review

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User Review  - jadaykennedy - LibraryThing

Bernie Magruder and the Disappearing Bodies Phyllis Reynolds Naylor A lingering mystery for children that could use some minor plot twists. I love a good mystery with a red herring or two. Even though ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, and she spent her teenage years in Joliet, Illinois with some occasional trips to Iowa. Two of her series are set in Indiana: the witch books and the Bessledorf mystery series. Some of the titles in those series include "Witch's Sister," "The Witch Herself," "The Witch Returns," "The Mad Gasser of Bessledorf Street," "The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel," and "Bernie and the Bessledorf Ghost." Naylor's book "Shiloh" won the Newberry Award and the 1995 Young Hoosier Book Award.

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