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The Chinese Murder of Edward Watts

(Covey Jencks mysteries #3)

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Published December 7th 2020
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Lynn Poppe
A murder, a possible ghost, and a side of espionage in a compact fast read! The Chinese Murder of Edward Watts is an entertaining, fast-paced, and fun mystery for any reader.

Mr. Williams's writing is visually descriptive and delightfully entertaining. From descriptions of locations as varied as Taipei, Beijing, and Notrees, Texas, I had a real sense of where Covey visited in this novel. In addition to solving the titular murder of Edward Watts, JayJay takes us on a side journey involving the dea
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Kristine Hall
YES! Narrator Dave Clark NAILED it -- his is my favorite of the audio narrations yet. His drawl is the perfect complement to the fabulously Texas story. This book focused less on the Covey/JayJay relationship and more on the mysteries. Mysteries! Plural! It starts with one, and they then multiply with rapidity like West Texas jackrabbits.

Fabulously quirky and funny book -- and series.

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Ariel Hess
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion. I was provided a copy of a finished book  from Lone Star Literary Life partner in exchange for my honest review.  The comments in this review do not reflect the views of the author or the publisher. The copy used in this review is an advanced reader copies sent to me in exchange for my honest review.  #partner #LSBBT

Based in Odessa, TX,  Covey and JayJay are back again for another politically thrilling adventure where the two find themselves in yet a
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Mike
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Covey Jencks is one of the most entertaining characters I’ve come across in my reading adventures. The Chinese Murder of Edward Watts only adds to that legacy. Actually, I believe it’s his best adventure yet!

Covey and JayJay — his girlfriend — get caught up with a group of Chinese men, and one woman, who seemingly need some information about the oil business. Covey’s legal client, Edward Watts, invites the Chinese group to Odessa, Texas, for some first-hand knowledge of oil field equipment and t
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Julia Walker
May 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of Texas mysteries and this one certainly makes the list of favorites. I should start by saying that I went to Austin College, know Shelton Williams, have spent time in both Odessa and Midland and both my Grandfathers were in the oil business. Unfortunately I have never been to China, although I almost did for a Jan-Term at Austin College with Dr Ware. I also have to say that it was not until my husband pointed out that the book was written by Shelton Williams that I realized who ...more
Christena
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Yes! Yes! Covey and JayJay are back. And I am so thankful for their return is this killer third book by Shelton Williams.

Covey Jencks and JayJay’s adventures continue in The Chinese Murder of Edward Watts. Immersive from the beginning page, Williams takes readers in this third book on a winding ride that never stops from China to West Texas. From a current murder of an oilman to a historical story about a teenage girl getting killed decades earlier the story is fantabulous. What I have always li
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Martha
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoy Shelton William’s writing. It appeals to my own personal history at Austin College and my Texas sensibilities. This tale about doing business in China also reflects on my international business background and is familiar regarding customs and expectations in China. I learn more about West Texas by reading his books. A fun journey to end 2020!
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