The Benson is an old hotel in Portland, Oregon. It's one of those hotels with a history and a few ghosts, too. Perry and Dex investigate the ghost of Parker Hayden, a shipping magnate that was found hanged in the hotel's laundry room. I love how the author captures the scary mood of the hotel. It's kind of like those old black and white movies where shadows and different layers of grayscale make the book so much scarier than it is. This is a scary book, without being gory. I also love the underlying sexual tension between Perry and Dex. These two have got to get together!The Experiment in Terror series is a fantastic hidden gem. The series is addictive and it's guaranteed to make you want to read more. The first book [b:Darkhouse|11356211|Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1)|Karina Halle|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1360092374s/11356211.jpg|16286238] is available for free download at Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords (always check prices before clicking buy). This short story is available for free download on the author's website. It gives you a taste for the author's writing style and her Experiment in Terror series. The Benson is book 2.5 of that series and probably should be read after books 1 and 2.