This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite
In C. James Brown's Killing Influence, when two social media influencers are found dead, Earl Town finds himself in more trouble than he could imagine. His previous fame attracted attention, which was great for his detective agency, right up until the mob boss seeks him out. The two deaths had both been written off as unsuspicious, but given that the mobster's granddaughter works for the same talent firm as these social media stars, and their deaths happened so close together, this protective mobster has made a connection he doesn't like and wants Earl to investigate. If only it had been as cut and dried as a strange coincidence. P.I. Town finds himself under mob escort, trying to crack a case even the police had turned their backs on. The further he digs, the more trouble finds him, and now not only the mob has him in their sights. Will he survive to find the answers?
Killing Influence is the second book in C. James Brown's Earl Town series and makes for an excellent read for lovers of a good murder mystery. Earl Town is a remarkable character who skillfully navigates his way through an extensive plot, uncovering surprises and connections that will astound the reader. I really enjoyed watching everything come together so expertly as the dots are connected, suspects are interrogated, and clues are gathered. This really is a perfect murder mystery and, with its delving into influencer and social media marketing, has a very modern setting. I particularly liked how Town was unfamiliar with the scene and the true to life reactions and astonishment of one who suddenly discovers that influencers are the new celebrities for the younger generations. His humor made me smile, and the escalating sense of dread continued to grow as investigations seem to lead the way to a path best left unseen. Murder, danger, and hair-raising twists will keep a reader glued to the page. Killing Influence is certainly a must-read for those who enjoy a well-crafted murder with a strong leading character.