I cannot write about James the author, his talent is far beyond my limited vocabulary. But I can definitely write about Jay, my best friend. He is the kindest person I know, very understanding and gracious. To this date, there has never been the time when I have needed him, and he has not been there.
I have learnt to be kind and helpful from him. Though most days I am not, and he knows it and accepts it, understanding where I come from. My heart fills with love, when I think of him. I think I can fill pages just writing about him. He knows what I feel for him.
Jay, a friend and writer extraordinaire
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Success in all your endeavors…
From my heart to yours
Always and forever...
Murder mystery and I have a close relationship. I love this genre and it loves me back. Who can ever forget Sherlock Holmes?!! (Who can ever forget Benedict Cumberbatch, yumm)
Kellan strikes again, his days of sleuthing has become frequent, much to the ire of our lovely sheriff April and my personal favorite Myriam. This time Myriam’s wife Ursula needs help, and Kellan has been given the responsibility to find the stalker. But instead, he finds a dead body at the masquerade ball, and onward and forward he goes to get to the killer.
In the recent times, there is nobody as brilliant as author James Cudney in writing plot lines. His stories always have layers of subplots in them. He is quite a ringmaster who can guide us readers perfectly in the direction he wants us to go, I didn’t even realize that I was being tricked. I kept suspecting the wrong people. Ugghhh!!
In this book too, James has placed the red herrings at such perfect points that I went flying down the maze and soon got lost in the wonders of the convoluted story. By midway, I had written everyone’s name in the Suspect List except the murderer. Sheesh!! Talk about a sleight of hand, I couldn’t see the author’s till the very end. And it left me shocked!!
I liked the main character Kellan in this story more than the previous 2, he was confident and self-assured. In spite of a dubious married life, Kellan managed to have a great relationship with everyone, especially his daughter Emma, his grandma Nana D, and his sister Eleanor.
The entire book took me three hours to complete, and it was nothing but pure fun. After reading the story, I am left with a single thought.
James Cudney is a magician whose words and plots on paper are like those card tricks that nobody can guess.
And yes, I loved the book!!
I downloaded the digital version of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body dressed in a Dr. Evil costume.
Did one of Maggie’s sisters kill the annoying guest who’d been staying at the Roarke and Daughters Inn, or does the victim have a closer connection to someone else at Braxton College?
As Kellan helps school president Ursula bury a secret from her past and discover the identity of her stalker, he unexpectedly encounters a missing member of his family. Everything seems to trace back to the Stoddards: a new family who recently moved in.
Between the murder, a special flower exhibit and strange postcards arriving each week, Kellan can’t decide which mystery in his life should take priority. But unfortunately, the biggest one of all has yet to be exposed – and when it is, Kellan won’t know what hit him.
Publication Date: 30th March 2019