Haunted House Ghost
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 eeri...more
Haunted House Ghost is my seventh novel, also the fifth in the Braxton Campus Mysteries series. The series follows typical cozies in that it doesn't contain graphic violence, sexual content, or vulgar language; however, I've turned the genre upside down by focusing on a young male protagonist ...more
Kellan's life is full of so much drama and I love it! There's a ton of mystery to these stories, but what I like just as much is the family dynamic with the side characters. Kellan's such an awesome dad, and I've always wanted that bond he ...more
I picked up this book because I liked the title, and it was Halloween. Just gotta read a scary book this month. But I didn’t want a “Hill House,” and when I realized that I was up against a locked cellar door with threatening writing on said door, I decided to give up. Life is scary enough without adding anything else to my nightly dreams, such as nightmares. Then I decided to read a few reviews, and the book sounded innocent, which was good because I had finally got hooked on ...more
Another fantastic adventure with all our friends who live and work in and around the Braxton Campus. The author continues to expand the lives of all characters, you can not help but feel of several as real friends!
Kellan's life is full of drama, comedy, and lots of love as he works hard teaching classes and trying to keep his daughter, Emma, safe and happy. He is really interested in the new sheriff, April, but i ...more
Kellan Ayrwick is staying in Braxton and has purchased the old Grey House. A big Victorian that is said to be haunted. Kellan doesn’t believe the rumors until some weird things start to happen as the crew finishes up renovations on the main floor. Kellan gets advice from a psychic and the town’s historian to learn more about the Grey’s family history. He finds himself a rich old mystery to delve into.
Braxton is also having a Halloween festival complete with haunted hayrides an ...more
Met up with Kellan and Ulan
A cousin from Africa he was
Wanted to move to New house
But a ghost haunted that place
A skeleton was found in old library space
A confession, an attack on the side
A new murder too on the hayride
Who was the victim no one knew
The suspects were old but still new
Father and son were present
Ex and new, old and psychic were sent
A priest and his family were shaken
Kellan and April, their time was taken
A breakthrough occurred in Kellan's mind
I am new to the Braxton Campus Series, but after reading this book, I cannot wait to go back and fill in the bits of the stories I have missed out on. Seriously, it has all the hallmarks of a great detective television show, thanks in part to some well-written character ...more
Kellan is busy renovating his new home–though pranksters keep vandalizing the space–planning the fall festival, and creating a stable life for his daughter and young cousin.
When a skeleton is found during the demolition of the Memorial library, the town speculates whether it is the long lost mistress of Kellan’s new home and Kellan wonders if he’s found his ghost.
A series of suspicious accidents sends Kellan on a search for the tr ...more
Kellen Ayrwick agree to take a young cousin into ...more
Well. if you read this wonderfully written book by James J Cudney then you will find out.
As with his other books, here, James Cudney has written another classy cozy ...more
Haunted House Ghost is a cozy mystery novel finely dosed with excitement, expectation, curiosity, and humor. James J. Cudney has created a true holiday atmosphere and charismatic and funny characters we love more and more as the popular series develops. In the fift ...more
A word of warnin ...more
Pardon my responses getting old and almost identical to my previous ones, but this is what this author’s books do to me especially when it ends with a cliffhanger.
HE DROPPED A BOMBSHELL AGAIN. He knowingly left us with a massive cliffhanger that makes our heart palpitating and leaves our mind galloping so fast.
At the time of writing this, I’m still reeling from the initial shock. I seem to need to take a long, deep, calming breath before proceeding any further, and I blame the au ...more
As this is a Halloween story, this story has some paranormal adde ...more
At the same time, he's helping his daughter cope with her no-longer-dead mother, his nephew integrate into school and life away from his elephant-saving father, and getting a fifty year old house habitable. Strange things are going down with the construction crew, though. Missing/ moved tools ...more
Murder and intrigue play out in the setting of a haunted house that the main character Kellan is trying to restore ...more
James J. Cudney IV’s captivating mystery, The Haunted House Ghost is the 5th book in the Braxton Campus Mystery series. The novel itself is a marvel of intricacy, very much like a corn maze, with dead-end paths just when you think you know who the murderer is and it leaves you guessing, and you forge ahead as the Protagonist, Professor Kellan continues to forge ahead to unravel the 50 year old mystery. Beyond the mystery are unique person ...more
April and Connor figure prominently again as the local detectives, with April becoming a romantic interest. Kellan has a large family unit, most notably Saraphina Danby, better known as Nana D and recently elected mayor, as well as daughter Emma. Kellan now functions as a college professor.
This entry to the series has Kellan finishing renovation of an old ...more
I’ve gone over the previous stories in this series while looking at the map included in this book and placed everyone and all the action in the various locations. The list of characters and how they relate in the story is a great idea too. The map and list of characters creates a great foundation.
As the story progresses, Cudney continues to build the personalities of his characters, their interactions among themselves, their lives, and ...more
The plot is so intertwined with present and past connections that you have to be alert all the time. A plethora of charac ...more
by James J. Cudney
A review by Pete Adams
I love this series and Book 5 does not disappoint.
Ordinarily I would not pick up a Ghostie, Ghoulies book; it’s not my thing, but my trust in this accomplished author was rewarded with a brilliantly complex, whodidwhat and then whatwasdone and, if anything actually wasdone, whodunit?
I have read all the series so far and come to thoroughly enjoy the characters and how they react in this small Pennsy ...more
At about four percent in I realised that the main protagonist was male. I'm not used to reading cosies without the usual female main, so I was curious and it turned out to be a great thing. Kellan is a sincer ...more
Previously I have read the first two books in this series but when I came to continuing with this series, I couldn’t help skipping ahead to this book with the season of Halloween that is in it but I plan to return to books three and four in the future.
In this outing, the protagonist of the series Kellan finds himself with a Halloween-themed mystery on his hands aft ...more
Our main character Kellen has bought and is renovation the Old Grey House which just so happens to be haunted, or is it....? ...more
College professor and amateur sleuth, Kellan, moves into an old house only to discover it may be haunted by ghosts of the past. Set dur ...more