I am happy to share the spotlight today on my favourite cozy mystery series. The Braxton Campus Mysteries is written by my blogger buddy James. James needs no introduction. He’s a versatile author, voracious reader, reviewer and one of the sweetest persons in the blogosphere.
Author website: https://jamesjcudney.com/
James’ book blog: https://thisismytruthnow.com
The main character in this series is Kellan Ayrwick. He’s in his early thirties and a single father. He works as a professor at Braxton Campus and also solves crimes.
Series list in order:
Kellan Ayrwick returns home for his father’s retirement from Braxton Campus. He finds a dead body in the Diamond Hall’s stairwell. Kellan has a connection to the victim, and so do several members of his family.
Broken Heart Attack
Kellan tags along with his nana and her buddies to see the dress rehearsal of King Lear. One of them dies of an apparent heart attack in the middle of the second act; Nana D is suspicious and asks Kellan to investigate the death.
Flower Power Trip
At a masquerade ball to raise money for renovations to Memorial Library, Kellan finds a dead body in Dr Evil costume.
Meanwhile, School President Ursula has a stalker and a past she wants to keep a secret. Kellan helps her in identifying her stalker. Ooh yes, Kellan also has another mystery to solve – this one’s personal.
Mistaken Identity Crisis
A clever thief with a sinister calling card has invaded Braxton! The jewel thefts are similar to an unsolved 8-year-old case from shortly before Gabriel (Kellan’s brother) vanished one night. When a missing ruby is found near an electrified body during the campus cable car redesign, Kellan must investigate the real killer in order to protect Gabriel.
Haunted House Ghost
It’s Halloween and excitement is brewing in Braxton Campus. Kellan is haunted by a ruthless ‘ghost’. Meanwhile, the construction workers discover a skeleton after breaking ground on the new Memorial Library Wing.
Frozen Stiff Drink
Nana D disappears after visiting a patient at Willow Trees, leaving behind a trail of confusion. When the patient turns up dead, and the second body is discovered beneath the snowbanks, Kellan must face his worst fears. What tragedy has befallen his beloved grandmother?