Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Wrong Kind by Austin S. Camacho @GoddessFish

The Wrong Kind
by Austin S. Camacho
GENRE: Mystery


A distraught woman hires private investigator Hannibal Jones to track down her daughter who has run away, trying to escape the homeless shelter life her mother has come to accept. When Hannibal finds Connie Blanco she is entwined in a gang war and somehow connected to a murder. The corpse is barely cold before a second murder follows and Hannibal finds himself entangled in a complex plot revolving around stolen drugs…but who is the mastermind of this twisted scheme?


As Chico’s foot hit the first step he noticed Sophia for the first time. Just as his eyes met hers, Hannibal’s right foot thumped into Chico’s chest, slamming him back into the man whose jacket said he was Dave. Then Hannibal leaped from the porch, smashing his right fist across Billy’s jaw. A side stamp dislocated Jimmy’s right knee. Dave swung past Chico and clipped Hannibal’s cheek. Sophia gasped at the flesh-on-flesh sound of the blow.

Hannibal blocked the follow-up punch and snapped two crisp jabs into Dave’s face, staggering him into the tree growing up out of the sidewalk. Chico tried to slip past Hannibal, still driving for the door.

“Not tonight,” Hannibal said through clenched teeth. Sophia didn’t think Chico ever even saw the three punches, left-left-right that put him on his back, barely conscious.

With no standing attackers, Hannibal stepped back up onto the porch. “That was fun, but now I’m running out of patience with you boys.” Hannibal reached inside his suit coat, under his right arm, and pulled out a pistol. He pointed its muzzle down at Chico’s face.

“There is nothing lower than a man who beats his woman, although anybody helping him is mighty close. I’d beat your asses some more, just for fun, but I don’t feel like answering questions at a hospital. Now, all of y’all, drag your sorry asses out of here. And if I ever hear you came back here, or if you tell anybody where this shelter is, I will hunt you down and end you.

My Review:

Private investigator Hannibal Jones is hired to find a woman’s daughter who she has not heard from in a while. It is unlike her daughter not to check in with her mother on occasion. It doesn’t take Hannibal long to track Connie down but once he does he finds himself in the middle of drug deals gone bad and murder.

Hannibal thought once he found Connie his job would be done but boy was he wrong. After finding Connie Hannibal is pulled into the middle of a gang war a place he never intended on being but to save Connie and himself he may have no choice but to comply with the gang especially when Connie goes missing again.

The Wrong Kind is filled with mystery, suspense, secrets with twists after twists. Just when you think the crime may be solved bam you are hit with more secrets and twists.

The Wrong Kind is like one of those slow burn mysteries that release its secrets one at a time and very slowly slow enough to keep you hanging on and wanting more trying to figure out where it will lead on down the line. It will keep you on your toes and glued to your seat page after page until the last page is turned.

The Wrong Kind is the first Hannibal Jones mystery and the first book by Austin S. Camacho that I have read but I hope it won’t be the last. I can’t wait to check out more of the Hannibal Jones mystery novels.

If you like mystery and suspense books then I believe you will like The Wrong Kind. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Austin S. Camacho is the author of seven novels about Washington DC-based private eye Hannibal Jones, five in the Stark and O’Brien international adventure-thriller series, and the detective novel, Beyond Blue. His short stories have been featured in several anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008. He is featured in the Edgar nominated African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey. Camacho is also editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, a Maryland small press.

Buy Link:


$25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Austin S. Camacho said...

Good morning, Avid Reader, and thank you so much for your kind words about The Wrong Kind! :-)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy :)

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds great!

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

Post a Comment