As recently revealed by McBean, the book – originally released in 2002 - is a novelisation of Bruce ‘Butch’ Callaghan out of print 1981 Australian film the Last Motel.
It was written in honour of the film, but was not promoted as such because of Callaghan’s bitterness towards the original movie.
McBean explains more here.
Following Callaghan’s death, the book has been revised to more closely resemble the film.
The Lodgepole Pine Motel, is the setting for nerve-wracking terror when a group of unsuspecting travellers find themselves trapped in a nightmare of violence and mayhem. Madge Fraiser is the kindly old owner of the rustic mountain hideaway, which, during one long night, will become awash with blood, as the guests are stalked one by one by a sadistic killer. Who will live to see the dawn, and who will learn that this is one motel where checking in can be murder? They only wanted to stay one night. But one night can last a lifetime at…The Last Motel.
The revised edition is available from Legumeman Books in an extremely limited lettered edition (26 copies only) for $50 or $20 for the standard edition.
Source: Sinister Reads.