AUDIOBOOK SERIES TOUR: Capital City Murders – Slaying in Salem by Troy Lambert & Stuart Gustafson | Review

AUDIOBOOK SERIES TOUR: Capital City Murders – Slaying in Salem by Troy Lambert & Stuart Gustafson | Review

Thank you so much for having me on this tour. Audiobookworm Promotions has some great audiobook tours that you should totally check out! I swear there is something for everyone. Click on the banner above to see the full tour schedule. This is my second stop for the first book, and stay tuned for one more stop next week.

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Troy Lambert. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

So this was the second installment for the Capital City Murders series, and we have moved into Oregon. In this situation, there has been a murder of a doctor at the Oregon State Hospital. It seems to be in the mental health wing, from what it sounded like. Somehow one of the patients found a secret room in a tunnel underneath the building, and that’s where he found the dead doctor. Luckily, one of the night guards on duty found both of them, and made sure to call the police. With the government wanting to keep any negative press on the Oregon State Hospital out of the press, will they end up preventing the case from being solved?

Again we have Nick very interested in the case, and he wants to help solve the murder. His editor is not so keen on that idea – he seems to be focusing a bit more on the murder case than on his assignment… you know, the one that he’s getting paid to travel across the country for? Well knowing what we know about Nick, we know that there’s just something about solving mysteries that he just can’t get over. I get it, I like solving mysteries too. It actually makes me think he should be a private detective on the side if he likes to solve murders and stuff. Just a thought, Nick!

In this case, we also get to meet someone from Nick’s life, an old classmate who is now a journalist working on the story. I like the dynamic of a new partner being involved because we get to see how Nick works with someone else, even if this person isn’t going to be a permanent partner. I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the headspace to listen to it clearly, but for some reason I kept missing the reveal and had to keep listening to the book from the beginning. Not to say that the story wasn’t good – these mini murder mysteries are great for those who want a quick mystery to solve on a short amount of time – but I just kept missing it. I don’t mind though, because I am enjoying the series so far and wouldn’t mind listening to either of them again. Can’t wait to listen to the next one on the tour!

Slaying in Salem

by Troy Lambert & Stuart Gustafson
Narrator: Joseph L. Stevenson
Series: Capital City Murders #2
Publisher: Troy Lambert
Release Date: June 12, 2020
Genre: Mystery, Travel
Length: 1 hours, 36 mins


A former site of horror and death is the scene of a new murder. 

Nick O’Flannigan, freelance photographer and amateur sleuth, arrives in Salem, only to discover another crime. The police have a man in custody, but one small clue tells Nick what no one else wants to acknowledge: They’ve got the wrong guy. 

With the help of a local reporter who’s also his buddy from college, Nick investigates. Will his clues lead him too close to the murderer and put both his life and his assignment in danger? Against disinterested police and an editor who wants him to stay focused on his assignment, will Nick beat the odds and solve the case?

If you love Jake Longly, you’ll love Nick O’Flannigan. Catch up with Nick in this second novella in the compelling Capital City Murders series!

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“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

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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