Cover image for The Chelsea girl murders : a Robin Hudson mystery
The Chelsea girl murders : a Robin Hudson mystery
Hayter, Sparkle, 1958-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : William Morrow, [2000]

Physical Description:
230 pages ; 25 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

On Order



When TV newswoman Robin Hudson is forced to vacate her New York apartment because of a fire, she moves into the bohemian Chelsea Hotel, where an apparent suicide may be nothing more than performance art or a well-planned murder.

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Robin Hudson's temporary relocation to New York's Chelsea Hotel (after a fire in her apartment) plunges her into a case of murder, art theft and cultural miscommunication in this latest installment in Hayter's series (The Last Manly Man; Nice Girls Finish Last; etc.) featuring the irrepressible and irreverent reporter-turned-television executive. Robin takes shelter in her friend's studio at the Chelsea, only to find that her refuge is also a stop on a modern-day underground railroad, a loose association of folks who assist women from closed cultures to escape arranged marriages. Hudson meets Nadia, a young woman who has fled her native "Plotzonia" in order to track down and marry her true love. Nadia has brought with her a 15th-century icon, possibly stolen during WWII, which she intends to sell in order to finance her new life in the States. Unfortunately, a group of Plotzonian rebels also want the icon, believing it will mystically aid their revolution. When Nadia flees after a shady art dealer dies in the hotel, Robin's search for the woman brings her into contact with the Chelsea's eccentricsÄincluding Maggie Mason, a feisty, vindictive artist with whom, Robin discovers, she shares an ex-lover. As they trace back the stops of the "railroad," the two must contend with Nadia's would-be suitor, Plotzonian revolutionaries and performance artists. Hayter deftly incorporates the rich lore of the Chelsea Hotel into another amusing mystery sure to delight her fans. Agent, Russ Galen. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved