Monday, August 30, 2021

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Overdoses in Olympia by Troy Lambert & Stuart Gustafson


Author: Troy Lambert, Stuart Gustafson
Narrator: Joseph L. Stevenson
Length: 1 hours 59 minutes
Publisher: Troy Lambert2020
Genre: Mystery; Travel
Series: Capital City Murders, Book 1
Release date: Jun. 8, 2020

Nick O’Flannigan thought he was just starting out on a freelance photography assignment. 

But when he arrives in Olympia, he learns that there have been two overdoses in hospitals in the last week, both seemingly connected. With his keen eye for detail, he notices something in the photos that no one else sees. 

But how will he, an out of town photographer and amateur sleuth, get that information to the right authorities before another patient dies?
“A good whodunnit read.” (John Hussar)

You won’t find the answer until the very end of this powerful pause-resister of a travel mystery. If you love Jack McEvoy, you’ll love this debut in the Capital City Murders series.

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My thoughts:

Overdoses in Olympia is the first in a trio of mystery novellas.  They feature Nick a photographer who is traveling from US capital to US capital to take photographs for a magazine.  On his first stop, Olympia, Washington, he gets caught up in a mystery surrounding mysterious overdoses at the local hospital.

I quite enjoyed this quick story.  It's kind of like a 5 minute mystery.  Nick stumbles on a clue and ends up being the person to solve the mystery. I also liked Nick's character.  He was interesting and someone I look forward to following on his journey across the country.  The narrator was also enjoyable to listen to.  Stay tuned, I'll be reviewing the next mystery in September.  This time in Salem, Oregon.  I do recommend this one if you are in the mood for a quick audiobook, maybe for your daily commute.

About the Author: Troy Lambert

“Making the world a better place by telling stories and helping others share theirs.”
Troy Lambert is a freelance writer, author, editor, and publisher who has dreamed of writing books since he was a young boy. He wrote his first book, George and the Giant Castle, when he was six years old. After being told by teachers, counselors, and many people around him that writing was a great hobby, but not a great way to make a living, Troy explored other money-making options.
After nearly three decades amassing a collection of name tags, hairnets, and various careers, he finally found the way to fulfill his dream of writing full-time and making a living at it. He currently has written nearly thirty books including ghostwriting projects. 
Troy lives, works, and plays in Boise, Idaho with his wife and a pack of very talented dogs who are occasionally enlisted to write blog posts and book blurbs. You can learn more about his work at and more about the series at 

About the Narrator: Joseph L. Stevenson

Joseph has always been fascinated by literature and the stories it creates. This storytelling eventually led him to acting. He has spent the last several years in the Treasure Valley acting with Encore Theatre in Nampa, River City Entertainment and Boise Little Theatre in Boise, and the Thunder Mountain Line in Horseshoe Bend. Aside from gunslingers and murder mystery detectives, favorite roles include John Proctor from The Crucible, Benedick from Much Ado about Nothing, George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life, Hamlet in Hamlet, and Edmund in King Lear. An avid Shakespeare fan, Joseph has taught English Literature and Theatre Arts at Vallivue High School since 2005. There is always another story to be told.

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