Mystery / Amateur Sleuths / West Texas
Listening Length: 17hrs, 44 minutes
Publication Date: July 27, 2022
I deeply admire an author who wants their written work to be perfect. Shelton Williams has continued doing that with his Covey Jencks series. I must say I love, love that Covey and his girlfriend Jay Jay are back in this omnibus series of The Covey Jencks Mysteries, Love and Murder Deep in the Heart of Texas.
Covey Jencks is a lawyer who has returned to his hometown of Odessa, Texas. Jay Jay soon enters his life as his girlfriend. Over the course of this three-book series, they form a relationship surrounded by mysteries with a murder or two or three that they end up helping solve.
Always with these books, Shelton’s writing includes many aspects of historical authenticity. Those historical touches are highlighted even more in this omnibus series.
Narrator, Stephen E. Lookadoo Jr. for this series nails the interpretation of these stories. Lookadoo’s voice portrays Covey’s and Jay Jay’s personalities off the pages impressively. I listened to this audiobook at the speed of 1.25x on Audible. Hands down he brought the characters and story to life with flawlessness, along with impeccable pacing. His vocal distinctions were seamless among all the characters.
This series is immersive from the beginning page to the last. Williams takes readers on mystery journeys to east Texas, China, and of course west Texas.
I highly recommend The Covey Jencks Mysteries, Love and Murder Deep in the Heart of Texas audiobook omnibus mystery series by Shelton Williams. Maybe you’ll fall in love with this series as I have.