When American millionaire Theodore Racksole impulsively purchases the luxurious Grand Babylon Hotel in London, a string of strange things start occurring. Amidst the many disappearances and deaths, Racksole and his daughter Nella begin investigating, suspecting foul play. Soon the Racksoles are embroiled in a political and criminal conspiracy, leading them on a thrilling adventure across Europe. "The Grand Babylon Hotel" is a thrilling and charming adventure mystery from Arnold Bennett from the turn of the century. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a British novelist, playwright, critic, and essayist and a key literary figure of his time. His most famous works include "The Old Wives' Tale" (1908), "The Clayhanger Family" (1925), and "The Card" (1911). He also wrote a series of self-improvement books.