The Writer’s Grab-Bag isn’t a stop on the book tour, and the original plan was to wait until the end . . . but what the heck? Let’s aim for sooner than later.
James J. Cudney IV—Jay—has a fourth book in the Braxton Campus Mysteries called Mistaken Identity Crisis. I had an opportunity to read it a wee while back and thoroughly enjoyed it, as I did the others. It has all the elements of a cozy— an affable protagonist [with adorable young daughter], likable regulars, a host of suspects, and the putting-together-the-pieces-of-the-puzzle mystery.
Kellan is a Braxton professor and amateur sleuth. He has a supportive family, love interest, and eccentric in-your-face grandmother you gotta love. The case officially begins when a missing ruby is found near an electrified dead body during the campus cable-car redesign project. Not only must Kellan must locate the real killer to protect his brother, he has a delicate if not dangerous personal family matter to resolve. Add a sundry of jewel thefts to the murder, feuding mobsters, and you have a thrilling, fun whodunit.
Come visit Wharton County. Get to know the townspeople. Learn how Nana D does as the new mayor. Follow Kellan as he sorts through the suspect list . . . and solves the case.
A worthwhile read, my friends. Enjoy!
Learn more about Jay’s books at https://jamesjcudney.com.