Our enthusiasms embrace Gothic, Weird Fiction, and Noir, as well as much that might be classified as Horror, but we also appreciate literary fiction that cannot be easily fitted into a marketing niche. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, and was published in June 2012 by Berkley Prime Crime. He may resort to prayer before he loses his control but he still is quite human in his emotions as he tries to do his best as a husband and father. He is a normal person with a normal temper and ego. Your Moderators: Donna, Hayes, Bill and Nancy.
Not in this world of perfect master planned communities of perfect lawns, perfect homes, and powerful Home Owners Associations. It's a pleasant story, with well-delineated characters behaving in believable fashion throughout. But it's quite well-written, and the protagonist, Bear, was a very realistic character, reminiscent of men I know in suburban Houston. He learns things in his role as a counselor, he struggles to communicate with his teenage daughter, he argues with his wife. I look forward to a series.
Then Welcome to the Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group! Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Regretful because there is a place for these contemplations in any richly developed mystery. However, he is a human being with the flaws that come with the condition. Not until a man is found dead on the nearby golf course, his skull crushed. I am not interested in being proselytized - which often happens. The ones who are presented early in the book aren't credible.
Safe From Harm March 2013—Berkley Prime Crime is the second book in the Sugar Land Mystery Series. The smooth path of his days is disturbed when lawyer Graham Garcia is found Big Berthaed to death by a blow to the head at a local golf course. There are aspects that I found completely familiar and others that seemed foreign, but then going to church nowadays is very different from when my dad was preaching, so I guess this is an accurate reflection. This book caught my eye at the library when I saw on the cover that it's set in my hometown of Sugar Land, Texas. . This is Evans's first book, and while I'm a hard-boiled fan, and not so much a fan of light mysteries, I look forward to her next entry in what I hope will be a series with long life.
To his utter dismay he soon wonders how much his daughter Jo may know about it when he discovers that she has been secretly seeing the victim's son. This leads to an investigation of an entire family and Bear is in the middle. Bear's loving marriage to spirited-wife Annie Laurie, teaches the good pastor to reexamine some old ways. However, once I thought back over the story I remembered reading stuff about the killer and thinking that it was going to be significant somehow. He made a promise to do the right thing. He made a promise to do the right thing.
I can't wait to read another story featuring Sugar Land, Texas. Their enthralling story is only rivaled by the equally enticing story of Bear Wells and his family. Preacher Bear Wells is an entirely original sleuth and author Stephanie Jaye Evans is that real rarity: a debut writer with dead-on dialogue, winning characters, and— mirabile dictu! It seemed to take a bit to start working on the solving the mystery part. He made a promise to do the right thing. I loved the main character. A little over 48 hours earlier Bear had a meeting with Graham Garcia.
He's a minister but he doesn't get preachy with his thoughts or his actions. Bear is a man of God, but he is very much a man of family and a Texan. Usually that would make the book slow down for me. James Wanderley questions Bear about a quiet meeting Bear had with the victim a week earlier. Bear has no interest in playing detective. Bear has dealt with a lot over the years with his congregation and his own family but when a man is found murdered on a local golf course he finds himself somewhere her never dreamed he would be, right in the middle of all the drama.
I enjoyed meeting the Walker family and I loved Annie Laurie, his wife. There is a murder on the golf course. On the other hand, I only recently heard about it myself from an acquaintance who recommended it when I complained about not being able to find good mysteries to read. Book two of the series, Safe From Harm,has a March 5 release date. I also like the way Bear is portrayed; ministers are human beings too, complete with flaws, and their families have just as many problems as anyone's. Faithful Unto Death: A Sugar Land Mystery is a complex and extremely enjoyable debut novel.
The relationships between him and his wife, Annie Laurie, and him and his daughter have depth. The teens even attend Clements High School, where I was a librarian for three years. Book two of the series, Safe From Harm,has a March 5 release date. Not in the mood for a sermon? Sugar Land has a wonderful set of quirky characters that add so much to the story. The book takes place in Sugar Land, Texas. Bear has no interest in playing detective. Many would immediately call this Christian fiction because the main character is a Church of Christ pastor.