Legally Blind Luck (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney
About Legally Blind Luck
Cozy Mystery 7th in Series
Independently published (April 15, 2021)
Gumshoe – A Next Chapter Imprint
Paperback: 295 pages ISBN-13: 979-8707757341
Surprising new family members. A hidden talisman. Deadly curses. Murder. Months after tragically losing a loved one, Kellan learns his relative’s death wasn’t an accident.
Someone has discovered a cursed talisman, and a rogue government agent will stop at nothing to retrieve the heirloom. Unfortunately, it has already changed hands and found its way on campus. Moments before Braxton’s controversial art exhibition opens, Kellan stumbles upon another murder victim, and it appears he might be next on the avenger’s list.
Can Kellan protect the talisman’s true heir and prevent the killer’s nefarious plan? Given all the suspects have ties to prominent Braxton citizens, he’s uncertain whom to trust. Together, Kellan and Sheriff April are determined to solve the mystery – via legal means or blind luck.
Hot Seat Questions with Bitsy Jaccard from Legally Blind Luck
Bitsy is –
- a museum curator with a resemblance to two vibrant cartoon characters.
- a suspect in the murder mystery
- the wife of a very peculiar man with a weird speech pattern.
- The character is noted as having a voice like Betty Boop and similarity to Jessica Rabbit. I’d go with this clip that combines them both!
Bitsy, What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Drinking a bottle of wine while perusing the latest art show with a hunk on my arms.
What is your current state of mind?
If that Kellan guy wasn’t such a snoop, I’d try to seduce him even more.
What is your most treasured possession?
My hourglass figure. It’s gotten me pretty far in life… at least where men are concerned. They never suspect I hold even more brilliance and intelligence than I do curves.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I might flirt with all the men I meet, but hubby Sawyer is my soulmate.
What is your greatest fear?
This curse! It’s really got it out for someone, and with 2 dead bodies already, I don’t want to be the third.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A hot body. A charming personality. Someone who surprises me.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Busy-body snoopers who don’t believe me. Get my drift?
On what occasions do you lie?
When I feel trapped or cornered and someone just won’t leave me alone.
Are you a lover or a fighter?
Both. I feel all the passions… they just bubble out of me, honey.
Which is your favorite word or phrase?
Studmuffin? Give it to me? I say honey a lot too, honey.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d love to control my temper a little more. Sometimes I get heated quickly. Bad things happen when I can’t manage that side of my personality too.
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About James J. Cudney
Background James is my given name, but most folks call me Jay. I live in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and graduated from Moravian College, an historic but small liberal arts school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a degree in English literature and minors in Education, Business and Spanish. After college, I accepted a technical writing position for a telecommunications company during Y2K and spent the last ~20 years building a career in technology & business operations in the retail, sports, media, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Throughout those years, I wrote short stories, poems, and various beginnings to the “Great American Novel,” but I was so focused on my career that writing became a hobby. In 2016, I committed to focusing my energies toward reinvigorating a second career in reading, writing, and publishing.
Author Writing has been a part of my life as much as my heart, mind, and body. At some points, it was just a few poems or short stories; at others, it was full length novels and stories. My current focus is family drama fiction, cozy mystery novels, and suspense thrillers. I conjure characters and plots that I feel must be unwound. I think of situations people find themselves in and feel compelled to tell the story. It’s usually a convoluted plot with many surprise twists and turns. I feel it necessary to take that ride all over the course. My character is easily pictured in my head. I know what he is going to encounter or what she will feel. But I need to use the right words to make it clear.
Reader & Reviewer Reading has also never left my side. Whether it was children’s books, young adult novels, college textbooks, biographies, or my ultimate love, fiction, it’s ever present in my day. I read two books per week and I’m on a quest to update every book I’ve ever read on Goodreads, write up a review, and post it on all my sites and platforms.
Blogger & Thinker I have combined my passions into a single platform where I share reviews, write a blog and publish tons of content: TRUTH. I started my 365 Daily Challenge, where I post about a word that has some meaning to me and converse with everyone about life. 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 had weekly segments called “Ryder’s Rants” or “Baxter’s Barks,” 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 that’s why they are me.
Genealogist & Researcher I love history and research, finding myself often reaching back into the past to understand why someone made the choice he or she did and what were the subsequent consequences. I enjoy studying the activities and culture from hundreds of years ago to trace the roots and find the puzzle of my own history. I wish I could watch my ancestors from a secret place to learn how they interacted with others, and maybe I’ll comprehend why I do things the way I do.
Websites & Blog Website: https://jamesjcudney.com/
Next Chapter: https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/james-j-cudney
Social Media Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamescudney4
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