Daniel Craig takes on Vancouver
A well-written book can conjure up a place so irresistibly that it transports the reader there, immerses them in another culture, climate, country. Reading of your destination in advance can add immeasurably to the anticipation of a trip. But if you really want to up the suspense, opt for a murder mystery.
Last month in Vancouver, I was lucky enough to run into the gorgeous Daniel Edward Craig, author of three gripping murder mystery novels set in the hotel world and get a copy of his latest compelling creation. Following hot on the heels of Murder at the Universe and Murder at Hotel Cinema, both offering behind-the-scenes views of the five star hotel world, the final piece of the dashing, gay author’s Five-Star Mystery Series, Murder at Graverly Manor, is set in an eerie inn in Vancouver’s residential West End. It paints an atmospheric picture of Vancouver’s leafy streets and the lonely trails around Lost Lagoon, and is a perfect companion for any trips to the City of Glass.
You couldn’t find a better guide to Vancouver than hometown boy Daniel, former general manager of the uber-hip Opus Hotels in Vancouver and Montreal -- two of my absolute favourite hotels in North America.
After finishing Daniel’s three-part opus, you’ll definitely be delighted you booked to stay at the Opus, not at Graverly Manor.
For some more recommended reading, check out Literary Traveler with authors from Louisa May Alcott to W.B. Yeats.
For more on Daniel and his Five-Star Mystery Series, check out DanielEdwardCraig.com.