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Crimes in every state capital in this clever mystery series

"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 over two-dozen books including ghostwriting projects, is a freelance writer, content strategist, ghostwriter, publisher, and occasional editor.

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. His fiction work can be found at fictionupdates.troylambertwrites.com and you can learn more about writing for a living at writingasabusiness.troylambertwrites.com.

Troy writes the Capital City Murders series with fellow author Stuart Gustafson.



Overdoses in Olympia: Capital City Murders Book #1 $0.99

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Nick is a freelance photographer on a one-year assignment to take photos of every single state Capitol Building for a book for Travel USA Magazine. At his first stop, Olympia, Washington, there have been two overdoses in one of the local hospitals in a single week.

Noticing some inconsistencies between the photos in the newspaper and the stories in the media, Nick decides to give investigators a hand. He soon gets sucked in deeper than he could have imagined. Were these really overdoses, or do the pictures tell a different story?


Slaying in Salem: Capital City Murders Book #2 $2.99

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As freelance photographer Nick O'Flannigan arrives in Salem, he discovers there has been a murder, this time at the Oregon State Hospital. He notices something odd about the suspect the police have in custody. They have the wrong guy.

But how can he, a freelance photographer, convince them and still do his job? His friendship with a local journalist and his camera will both help, but this time they may not be enough. Will he help solve the case or will his interference let the bad guy get away clean? You won't be able to stop reading until the very last page.


Strangled in Sacramento: Capital City Murders Book #3 $2.99

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Nick O'Flannigan is a freelance photographer on a very specific assignment: photograph all of the state capitol buildings for A book being created by Travel USA magazine in a single year. It seems pretty easy, but in the first two cities he has visited, he's fallen into murder investigations. Determined not to repeat his mistake, he heads to Sacramento.

However, curious circumstances and a theft drop him right back in the middle of a mystery, and this time it is personal. With the help of a new friend, he's determined to complete his assignment and get his property back. Will doing both also solve another crime? Or will Nick once again find himself in danger?


deCapitated in Carson City: Capital City Murders Book #4  $0.99

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Determined not to get involved in another mystery after encountering one in the last two cities he visited, Nick sees the story of a severed head found in an alley on the news. Something about the murder and the suspect is off, and he can't help sharing what he suspects.

The police dismiss his theories, and he steps out of his depth until a startling revelation seems to point to the real killer. Will he be able to convince the police he is right this time? Or will the murderer get away? Time is short, and Nick may get closer than he ever wanted to.


Buried in Boise: Capital City Murders Book #5 $2.99

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Nick, a freelance photographer on a year-long assignment, arrives in Boise on his usual mission to take photos of the capitol building. Only this time he finds that one of his old college classmates he hasn't seen in a long time has gone missing, and her husband seems like he should be a prime suspect. The police are dismissive of his ideas, and Nick decides to do some digging on his own. 

Will the mystery, and car troubles, throw him off his primary mission in Boise? The clues he uncovers lead a different direction than the amateur sleuth thinks they will. But can he prove what he has finally come to suspect? 


Hanging in Helena: Capital City Murders Book #6 $2.99

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Nick, a freelance photographer on a year-long assignment arrives in Helena wanting some rest--mystery free. He meets a few new friends, tries to relax, and works to sort out his relationships and even his plans for the future. But there has been an odd murder in the hills west of town, and its never far from the news or his mind. There's not much to go on except a small clue from a photograph he and another photographer took.

Then the local police get a tip, and Nick finds that he may be closer to the murderer than he thought. Will Nick be caught up in a murder again? This time, it's more personal than ever.


Branded in Bismarck: Capital City Murders Book #7Branded in Bismarck: Capital City Murders Book #7 $2.99

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Nick O'Flannigan, a freelance photographer on a one-year assignment to capture photos of every state capitol building, arrives in Bismarck with the real intention of not getting involved in another mystery. But at a traditional cattle drive the night before he arrived, a young man dies during a popular branding iron tossing game.

Something looks off to Nick though: what appears to be an accident feels a lot like murder. Will the one thing he notices turn out to be right? Or is the clue something that leads nowhere?


Parricide in Pierre: Capital City Murders Book #8Parricide in Pierre: Capital City Murders Book #8 $2.99

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There's been a rare murder in Pierre, South Dakota, and in a small town without a real police photographer, Nick's skills are really valuable. Besides that, the small town is delighted to have him there on assignment. But with some minor legal troubles of his own, and suspicions that the police have it wrong, Nick is drawn once again into the depths of a mystery.

Will he be able to unravel the clues to this murder mystery without putting himself and his assignment at risk? What secrets will his presence in this small town reveal? .


Carnage in Cheyenne: Capital City Murders Book #9Carnage in Cheyenne: Capital City Murders Book #9 $2.99

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Nick O'Flannigan, a freelance photographer traveling to every single state capital to take photos for a magazine, keeps ending up in the middle of mystery after mystery. In Cheyenne, several months before his arrival, an odd shooting took place in a bridal shop. Three models were killed on Halloween, and the case still remains unsolved


The Wicked West: Book #1-5 of the Capital City Murders Series $7.99

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Nick, a freelance photographer on a year-long assignment arrives in Helena wanting some rest--mystery free. He meets a few new friends, tries to relax, and works to sort out his relationships and even his plans for the future. But there has been an odd murder in the hills west of town, and its never far from the news or his mind. There's not much to go on except a small clue from a photograph he and another photographer took.

Then the local police get a tip, and Nick finds that he may be closer to the murderer than he thought. Will Nick be caught up in a murder again? This time, it's more personal than ever.