Alan Russell
Alan Russell is an American author of crime fiction/mystery novels. Alan Russell played basketball at UC San Diego and made the team as a freshman, but had to quit due to a back injury. He ended up writing the student newspaper instead and ended up being the paper’s editor-in-chief. During his tenure, the paper went independent and eventually became known as The Guardian. After graduation, Russell worked in hospitality. Meanwhile, he wrote and sold articles for newspapers and magazines while working on novels. He used his experience in hospitality as a backdrop for his novels. In addition to his novels, Alan Russell has also ghostwritten some non-fiction books.

Alan Russell became a published novelist in 1990 with the novel No Sign of Murder. Following No Cats, No Chocolate, he took a hiatus of eight years until 2012’s Burning Man. Below is a list of Alan Russell’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Hotel Detective Books


The Hotel Detective(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fat Innkeeper(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


No Sign of Murder(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forest Prime Evil(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Multiple Wounds(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shame(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exposure(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Political Suicide(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Cats, No Chocolate(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burning Man(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cold War(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: No Cats, No Chocolate was co-authored with Ken Kuhlken.

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Alan Russell Synopses: The first novel in Alan Russell’s Hotel Detective series is titled – believe it or not – Hotel Detective. Am Caulfield is an ex-surfer becomes a detective for a posh hotel, Hotel California, when a man leaps to his death, a stripper reports a theft and a husband kills his wife’s lover. All of these cases are up to Am to solve and more.

The next novel in Alan Russell’s Hotel Detective series, entitled The Fat Inkeeper, involves a beached whale and an annual grunion run that threaten the Hotel California’s nature promo.

In No Sign of Murder, a beautiful, deaf heiress named Anita Walters has gone missing and Stuart Winter must look into a strange scene she was involved in. His other option for clues is a gorilla named Joseph, who she had been teaching sign language to.

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