Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Slaying in Salem by Troy Lambert & Stuart Gustafson

Author: Troy Lambert, Stuart Gustafson
Narrator: Joseph L. Stevenson
Publisher: Troy Lambert2020
Genre: Mystery; Travel
Series: Capital City Murders, Book 2
Release date: Jun. 12, 2020

Nick O’Flannigan, freelance photographer and amateur sleuth, arrives in Salem, only to discover another crime. The police have a man in custody, but one small clue tells Nick what no one else wants to acknowledge: They’ve got the wrong guy. 
With the help of a local reporter who’s also his buddy from college, Nick investigates. Will his clues lead him too close to the murderer and put both his life and his assignment in danger? Against disinterested police and an editor who wants him to stay focused on his assignment, will Nick beat the odds and solve the case?

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My thoughts:

Slaying in Salem  is the second in a trio of mystery novellas.  As in the first one, We follow Nick, a photographer who is traveling from US capital to US capital to take photographs for a magazine.  This is his second stop in Salem, Oregon.  Once again, he ends up involved in a murder case.

As with the first one, I did enjoy this installment.  I feel like I am getting to know Nick a bit better.  His knack for solving crimes is uncanny.  He tends to see clues that others don't see.  I think it's his ability to see things differently through the camera lens.  I liked the mystery in this one.  If Nick hadn't been there, the murder never would have been solved.  On to Sacramento next.

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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