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COVEY AND JAYJAY
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by
Shelton L. Williams
Genre: Murder Mystery / Social Thriller / Amateur Sleuth Publication Date: September 1, 2019
Number of Pages: 209 pages

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Amateur detectives, Covey Jencks and JayJay Qualls, are drawn into a triple murder on the campus of Baker College in West Waverly in the Texas Hill Country. Both end up taking positions at the college: Covey as an adjunct instructor and JayJay as a visiting actor. 
Initially, they believe that money is the motive for the murders, but over time they learn that the college is a cauldron of political and social intrigue. The college's new president and his beautiful wife, various staff members, a prominent trustee, and parties not associated with the college have the motives, opportunities, and wacky agendas that might implicate them in the murders. It turns out that a white nationalist group may be using a college house for its nefarious activities, but are they more talk than action? 
The West Waverly police are little to no help in the investigation, and Covey himself has to depart the college to deal with his father's death. JayJay takes over and makes a critical breakthrough. Upon Covey's return, the couple must rely on deception, a bit of luck, and martial arts skills to solve the crimes and to try to prevent a high-profile assassination.







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This was my first read by author Shelton L. Williams, but it will not be my last. This is the second of the Covey Jencks Mysteries.  It gave me all the feels of an interracial spin on the Mr. & Mrs. North tv series in the early 1950s. One of my favorite black & white series with the exception that this couple was not married. 
Covey Jencks is contacted by an old college friend, who may be suspected of murder. There has been high profile alumni murders at Baker College. This is where the fun begins and you get to see the magic that is Covey & JayJay. With the use of vivid imagery, Williams pulled me into the world of this fun and exciting duo. I loved the way that Texas and its religious and cultural history is front and center, even when that history is uncomfortable to talk about. Each chapter was detailed, clear and well organized. Williams also did a great job of keeping you guessing and building tension.  I did find the way JayJay's and Covey's individual chapters were titled interesting. I thought it was cute and gave JayJay her much needed individuality. I enjoyed this quick-moving story and look forward to more from these two. I recommend this story to anyone wanting a thrilling, yet fun mystery ride.

Note-I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for my honest review, which I give freely.



Shelton L. Williams (Shelly) is founder and president of the Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and he taught for nearly 40 years at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He has served in the US Government on 4 occasions and he has written books and articles on nuclear proliferation. In 2004 he began a new career of writing books on crime and society. Those books are Washed in the Blood, Summer of 66, and now Covey Jencks. All firmly prove that he is still a Texan at heart.
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  1. Love that relationship between Covey and JayJay -- it really drives the book along. Thanks for the review!

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