BLOG TOUR – Haunted House Ghost – REVIEW


Welcome! Today I’m excited to be hosting a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Haunted House Ghost, the fifth book of the Braxton Campus Mystery series by James J. Cudney!  I love this series!

Haunted House Ghost: Death At The Fall Festival
(Braxton Campus Mysteries)
by James J. Cudney

About Haunted House Ghost

Haunted House Ghost: Death At The Fall Festival
(Braxton Campus Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Gumshoe Books – A Next Chapter Imprint (October 1, 2019)
Digital Edition, 275 pages

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It’s Halloween, and excitement is brewing in Braxton to carve jack-o’-lanterns, go on haunted hayrides, and race through the spooky corn maze at the Fall Festival.

Despite the former occupant’s warnings, Kellan renovates and moves into a mysterious old house. When a ruthless ghost promises retribution, our fearless professor turns to the eccentric town historian and an eerie psychic to communicate with the apparition. Meanwhile, construction workers discover a fifty-year-old skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library wing.

While Kellan and April dance around the chemistry sparking between them, a suspicious accident occurs at the Fall Festival. Soon, Kellan discovers the true history and dastardly connections of the Grey family. But can he capture the elusive killer – and placate the revenge-seeking ghost.


Review – 4 out of 5 stars.

While this book is well-written, just like the rest of James’ books, it’s my least favorite in the series. Most of that is personal preference though and does not have a bearing on the writing itself.

We get to know more of the characters in this book, which is always good. The characters in the Braxton Campus series are well-rounded and complex. They’re well thought out and fun to read about.

I personally think this one had too much in the way of descriptions of things, but you may feel different. I prefer that some details be left to my imagination and this one explains out pretty much everything.

All in all, it’s important to the series and I do recommend reading it. You may enjoy it more than I did. 🙂

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About the Author

James is my given name; most call me Jay. I grew up on Long Island and currently live in New York City, but I’ve traveled all across the US (and various parts of the world). After college, I spent 15 years working in technology and business operations in the sports, entertainment and media industries. Although I enjoyed my job, I left in 2016 to focus on my passion: telling stories and connecting people through words. My debut novel is ‘Watching Glass Shatter,’ a contemporary fiction family drama with elements of mystery, suspense, humor and romance. To see samples or receive news from my current and upcoming books, please subscribe with your email address at my website:

What do I do outside of writing: I’m an avid genealogist (discovered 2K family members going back about 250 years) and cook (I find it so hard to follow a recipe). I love to read; between Goodreads and my blog at, I have over 900 book reviews which will give you a full flavor for my voice and style. On my blog, there is humor, tears, love, friendship, advice and bloopers. Lots of bloopers where I poke fun at myself all the time. Even my dogs have segments where they complain about me. All these things make up who I am; none of them are very fancy or magnanimous, but they are real and show how I live every day.


List of Books

Watching Glass Shatter (October 2017)

Father Figure (April 2018)

Braxton Campus Mysteries

Academic Curveball – #1 (October 2018)

Broken Heart Attack – #2 (November 2018)

Flower Power Trip – #3 (March 2019)

Mistaken Identity Crisis – #4 (June 2019)

Haunted House Ghost – #5 (October 2019)

Websites & Blog



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One thought on “BLOG TOUR – Haunted House Ghost – REVIEW

  1. Hi,

    Thank you very much for reading the book, preparing a review, and participating on the blog tour. With it being Halloween and Autumn, there were more descriptions to set the mood for the ambiance and background. I’m sorry this one didn’t turn out to be a highlight for you, but I appreciate all the input. Have a wonderful day.


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