Haunted House Ghost (Braxton Campus Mysteries #5)
I wanted to get into the Halloween mood and chose this book to kick it off! Not having read the Braxton Campus Mysteries, it worried me I’d be lost in the story, but Mr. Cudney does an excellent job making sure the reader keeps up with the extensive list of characters and relationships. I enjoyed meeting Kellan, the college professor who seems to run into many murders that need solving. He’s moving into a house that needs some TLC, so contractors are fixing it up, but things happen that seem to point to a ghost. While Kellan works on that mystery, there is the planning of the local festivities for fall and Halloween, which is a favorite time of year for me, so I enjoyed that. There’s a budding romance with the local Sheriff and lots of interaction with family, my favorite being Nana D who adds humor. When there’s a body found, then a murder, there’s a long list of suspects. I changed my mind several times about who the killer was, and my final guess was incorrect. This is an entertaining cozy mystery set in a town I wouldn’t mind living in, minus all the murders. It will be fun to go back and read the other books in this series.
By Judi Lynn, C.S. Boyack, Mae Clair, Kathleen Palm, Julia Donner, D.P. Reisig, Rachel Sherwood Roberts
I’m already of fan of C.S. Boyack and Mae Clair and was looking forward to this anthology. Their stories were as good as I expected them to be. There was a continuation of a familiar character “In the Files from Jason Fogg” by Mr. Boyack. I find it intriguing when Jason disappears into fog and how he handles it. In “A Winter Reckoning,” by Ms. Clair, was riveting. I felt like I had just read an incredible novel complete with love, mystery, and family drama. Then, I was introduced to five new writers and their stories. They all had a different feel and flavor, including a haunted attic, a dead body in the middle of a house renovation or garden party, a widow’s butterfly collection, and Abraham Lincoln. There were some gems in those stories, and one of my favorites was “Within the Plum Attic.” A diverse collection of seven stories kept me entertained, and I got to meet some wonderful new authors. Four-Stars!
I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!
Embrace your inner child by reading a good book! D. L. Finn
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Reading your wonderful reviews makes me realize that I need to really focus on my bulging Kindle! Thank you for sharing, Denise. Your showcases always add to excitement! ❤
Thanks, Gwen:) I wish I had more time to read and catch up on that bulging Kindle! Happy reading.
Excellent reviews, Denise. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks John, happy to:)
I laughed when I read you’d like to live in Braxton- minus the murders! 🙂
Great reviews, Denise
Definitely wouldn’t want to live with so many killers, even as a writer lol 🙂 Thanks, Jacquie!
you might find “The Haunting” by Raymond M Hall a good scary read too
Thank you Raymond. I know its on my Kindle.
I would love to live there too. We can protect each other. Writers can’t ever be killed, right? 🙂
Thank you for this amazing review around the holiday season. I’m truly grateful for your kindness this week with 2 of my books! WOW.
I think that’s true rule, Jay, writers can’t ever be killed 🙂 It was the perfect Holiday read that I couldn’t pass up. I was happy to help with the release and look forward to that read too!
Congrats to everyone else on here too!!!
And we need to do a spotlight or interview on you on my blog soon.
I read Murder They Wrote – some good stories there. I also liked Within the Plum Attic. I haven’t read a cozy mystery in a while. This sounds like a good. one.
I had fun reading a cozy mystery and will be reading more. Within Plum Attic was a unique read:)
Enjoyed both reviews, and thanks for featuring Murder They Wrote. I’m so proud of the anthology. It was an honor to be part of it.
It is always fun to find new authors this way, Judi. I enjoyed journeying into your world and will be exploring more!
It was exciting to be included in Murder They Wrote. So glad you enjoyed it and shared.
It was a fun read, and I was glad to be introduced to new authors:)
These are wonderful reviews and I have added each book to my TBR list.
Thanks, Karen;) Happy reading! Xo
Two great reviews, Denise. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you, Harmony, I’m happy to 🙂
Another great selection, Denise. I’ve heard great things about Haunted House Ghost, though I haven’t read it. But I have read Murder They Wrote and gave it five stars.
I had heard good things about Haunted House Ghost too and wasn’t disappointed:) Yes, Murder They Wrote was not only a good read but a great place to meet new authors. Thanks Staci!
Thank you for including Murder They Wrote in your reviews, Denise. I’m so glad you enjoyed all the stories. It was such fun to be part of that anthology.
And Jay’s Haunted House Ghost is a perfect read for this time of year. I really enjoyed that one. It was the book that introduced me to his Braxton Mysteries–and to Jay! 🙂
Murder They Wrote was not only a good read but I was introduced to new authors, which is always a bonus.
Haunted House Ghost was my first Braxton Mysteries too, what a fun way to jump into a series. I’m enjoying The Glass Family story too. Xo
Thank you for the review. I was pleased to be included
I was happy to be introduced to your work in Murder They Wrote, Dawn:) I’m always excited to share the good books I read!
Two worthy reads. I haven’t read either–yet–so especially appreciate the overview.
Yes, definitely two worthy reads, I agree Jacqui:) xo
Excellent reviews, Denise! Thanks for reminding me that I still have “Murder They Wrote” on my Kindle. I swear they get buried so quickly I forget what I have. 🙂
Thanks, Jan:) That’s so true they do get buried fast and seeing a book review always helps remind to get to them;) Happy reading xo
Nice reviews Denise. Haunted House Ghost is my favorite out of Braxton series. I am reading Murder They Wrote right now and liking it. 🙂
Haunted House Ghost was a great Holiday entry for me. I look forward to going back and starting with book one. Murder They Wrote is the perfect read right now, plus I always enjoy short stories. Thanks, Balroop 🙂 xo
Two great reviews about two books on my TBR. Oh, I wish thee were more hours in the day!!
Thanks, Jessica. I know! I wish we had more time to read too, but sleep always wins out at the end.
Great reviews, Denise. As you know, I also enjoyed Murder They Wrote. And thanks for the recommendation of Jay’s book. It sounds like a perfect Halloween read. 🙂 Happy Reading.
Thanks, Diana:) It was a great way to find new authors in Murder They Wrote. Yes, Haunted House Ghosts is a great Halloween read. Happy Reading!
Purrfect reads for the season:) Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely they are,Sandra 🙂 xo
Excellent reviews on both books, Denise. Nana D is quite a character in Jay’s books. I haven’t read the Haunted House Ghost or Murder They Wrote yet. Thank you for your recommendations.
Thanks, Miriam. Yes, Nana D Is so much fun and I liked getting to know her character. Both good reads! xo
Great reviews, Denise! Both books are intriguing. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 xo
Thanks Vashit. Both great reads xo
I loved this book of Jay’s, Denise. I have this new anthology on my short list for later this month.
It was a great introduction to the series, Robbie. You have a good read ahead!
Love the anthology title:)
Stay safe. Be healthy.
Isn’t that a great title, Sandra 🙂 Thank you, you as well xo
Excellent review, Denise. Congratulations to the authors.
Thanks Rob, I’ve been enjoying a lot of good books:)
Got them both on my radar. Thanks for sharing your great reviews, Denise.
Good ones to have on your radar, Mark! Happy reading.
Thanks for the reviews, Denise. Happy November!
Happy you dropped by Teagan:) Happy November and reading. Xo
I’m with you on the read/review charts… Thanks for sharing these great reviews, Denise!
Thanks, Bette:) I mostly find fantastic reads.
Same here, Denise! Great books and awesome authors. <3
They all sound interesting, Denise! We have some terrific writers in the community of Indie authors.
We do Cynthia! I’ve found some amazing talent and become a huge fan of indie writers:)