Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Strangled in Sacramento by Troy Lambert & Stuart Gustafson

Author: Troy Lambert, Stuart Gustafson
Narrator: Joseph L. Stevenson
Publisher: Troy Lambert 
Genre: Mystery; Travel
Series: Capital City Murders, Book 3
Release date: Aug. 20, 2020 

Nick arrived in Sacramento, only to have his camera stolen.
A disaster for a freelance photographer on assignment to photograph every state capital for Travel USA magazine, Nick uses his amateur sleuth skills and his eye for detail to find the thief.
But it turns out his camera theft spirals him into involvement with another mystery. 

He turns to a friend Sandra, who he just met in Salem for help with his assignment, and it turns out they share a lot of interests. There is a spark there, but he can’t afford to get caught up in a romance.
The pursuit of his camera leads to a deeper mystery, part of a series of murders. The investigation puts them in the path of the killer. Will they find Nick’s camera and catch the strangler at the same time?

You won’t be able to stop listening to this episode of the Capital City Murders until the very end. Buy the audiobook and catch up with Nick and his adventures today!

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My thoughts:

Strangled in Sacramento is the third in a trio of mystery novellas being reviewed for this tour.  There are around 14 in the series so far.  To refresh, we are following , a photographer who is traveling from US capital to US capital to take photographs for a magazine.  This is his third stop in Sacramento, California.  Just his luck, not only does he stumble on a murder case, he also has his camera stolen.

I am really enjoying this series.  I like Nick as a character.  He would give Sherlock a run for his money because he always notices the one thing that the police didn't notice.  I kind of figured this one out early one, but it didn't take away from my enjoyment.  I definitely think he should go for it with Sandra.   I look forward to seeing if she shows up in future books.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend this series.

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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