The Haunted Hotel
The Haunted Hotel is a short ghost story/mystery concerning the death of Lord Montbarry and the strange occurrences that happen at his palace of residence in Venice which is converted into a hotel after his death. This novella skips a lot of the description and detail that is found in his longer and more famous works. Therefore, the story does seem to be rushed and summarized. However, this is good place to start if you want something a little more fast paced and want to get familiar with Collins’s writing style. Although it doesn’t stand up to Woman and White or the Moonstone, it was worth reading and gives some variety to Collins’ repertoire.
Excerpt from Readers’ Review under nickname Sean.