venerdì 21 giugno 2019

Review & Giveaway: Mistaken Identity Crisis (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney

                                   

Mistaken Identity Crisis

(Braxton Campus Mysteries)

by James J. Cudney

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series 
Creativia (June 30, 2019) 
Digital Edition, 260 pages 
ASIN: B07Q6YSTPN

A clever thief with a sinister calling card has invaded Braxton campus. A string of jewelry thefts continues to puzzle the sheriff, given they’re remarkably similar to an unsolved eight-year-old case, back when Gabriel vanished one stormy night.
When a missing ruby, and a body, are discovered at the campus, Kellan must investigate the killer's motive to protect his brother. As if the latest murder isn’t enough to keep him busy, Kellan partners with April to end the Castigliano and Vargas crime family feud. What really happened to Francesca while all those postcards showed up in Braxton?
The mafia world is more calculating than Kellan realized. If he wants to move forward, he’ll have to make a few ruthless sacrifices. And as the summer heat begins to settle in Wharton County, a couple more surprises are also in store.
My Review
Finally a male protagonist in a cozy mystery, Kellan is a great detective and a wonderful father for Emma, ​​a sweet 7-year-old girl.
Kellan woks as an assistant professor specializing in communications and film studies in Braxton a small town in north-central Pennsylvania. He thought he was a widower but in reality his wife Francesca had died out of pretense, now she has been kidnapped by the rival family and he has to find her and try to end this war. In the meantime, he has to find out who the thief on campus is.
The characters are very realistic. I really loved the love-hate relationship between Kellan and April, the detective who was beaten by Kellan four times to resolve the cases. Not to mention Nana, Kellan's sparkling grandmother.
Although it is the fourth book in the series you can read it as standalone, the author is good at providing the essential information to understand the characters, their stories and their relationships.
I really love the style of this author, since the first pages he manages to completely involve you in the adventures of the protagonists and keeps you in suspense until you solve the case with them.

Highly recommended


About the Author


James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College. I spent fifteen years building a technology career in the retail, sports, media, and entertainment industries. I enjoyed my job, but a passion for books and stories had been missing for far too long. I’m a voracious reader in my favorite genres (thriller, suspense, contemporary, mystery, and historical fiction), as books transport me to a different world where I can immerse myself in so many fantastic cultures and places. I’m an avid genealogist who hopes to visit all the German, Scottish, Irish, and British villages my ancestors emigrated from in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, my mind, and my body. I decided to pursue my passion by dusting off the creativity inside my head and drafting outlines for several novels. I quickly realized I was back in my element growing happier and more excited with life each day. My goal in writing is to connect with readers who want to be part of great stories and who enjoy interacting with authors. To get a strong picture of who I am, check out my author website or my blog. It’s full of humor and eccentricity, sharing connections with everyone I follow—all in the hope of building a network of friends across the world.
When I completed the first book, Watching Glass Shatter, I knew I’d stumbled upon my passion again, suddenly dreaming up characters, plots, and settings all day long. I chose my second novel, Father Figure, through a poll on my blog where I let everyone vote for their favorite plot and character summaries. It is with my third book, Academic Curveball, the first in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, where I immersed myself in a college campus full of so much activity, I could hardly stop thinking about new murder scenes or character relationships to finish writing the current story. Come join in the fun!
List of Books
Braxton Campus Mysteries 
Websites & Blog 

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

June 21 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW
June 22 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
June 22 – LibriAmoriMiei - REVIEW
June 23 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
June 24 – Books Direct – MAP & CHARACTER LIST POST
June 25 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
June 25 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
June 26 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
June 27 – Jane Reads – REVIEW
June 28 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT
June 29 – Bibliophile Reviews - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
June 30 - A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
July 1 – Carla Loves To Read – REVIEW
July 2 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
July 2 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
July 3 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST  

                                                         

1 commento:

  1. Hi,

    Thank you so much for sharing your AMAZING review on the blog tour. I appreciate your kind words too about my books... you've made my weekend so much brighter. :)

    Jay

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