Again, these have to be the stupidest bunch of vampires I have ever met! They somehow managed to be dumber than the Twilight vampires because at least the majority of those vampires cleaned up after themselves. Seriously, not only do they have a sign that basically tells everyone and their mama that this is their lair. They also have bones of their victims littered around the perimeter of their lair. This Hotel Dumort is a place that is in New York City, one of the busiest cities in the United States. If this book had any logic at all, someone would have noticed the bones sooner or later, and rightly called the police.
And well, when the police went to investigate they would have literally stumbled on concrete proof that vampires exist; and thus the rest of the Shadow world would be exposed. Oh, Clare would surely try to hand wave it, because the vampires would surely just kill the police officers that were sent there.
Uh, no! Police Officers can’t just can’t turn up dead or missing. Real life Police Officers take the disappearance and murders of other Police Officers very seriously. I know this book takes place pre 9/11, but even then, the NYPD would take that shit very seriously. Cops are relentless when they are investigating crimes against fellow cops. The NYPD and the LAPD ,especially in the past, have been tenacious in pursuing any perpetrators that target cops. So either way, the vampires will be facing exposure of their entire race and the Shadow world as well.
There is one last thing I want to talk about. These vampires and this hotel have to be one of the most unoriginal things I have seen. The vampires lair has bones littered around their lair, and the name of the hotel is ‘Hotel DuMort’. Which is translated to ‘Hotel of Death’. Seriously? Couldn’t Clare come up with literally anything else? I thought ‘The City of Bones’ was bad, but jesus, this is just on another level. Clare is not even trying at this point, and it’s just downright sad.