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Covey Jencks by Shelton L. Williams

Covey Jencks grew up in Odessa, Texas. After college, he joined the Army, attended law school, clerked on the Fifth Circuit, and suffered a stint at a D. C. law firm. He quits a life of white privilege to return home to solve the mysterious 1979 murder of Freddie Johnson, a black employee at Covey’s family business. Her life matters to Covey. For cover Covey opens a small firm filled with big characters. Eventually another black woman reenters his life to become Covey’s crime-solving partner. Mexican gangs, Boston mobsters, and racist cops complicate but do not derail the successful investigation.

Review: by BlueEyes. 5.0 out of 5 stars

February 10, 2018. Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

I really enjoyed this story that takes the reader back in time, to past decades where racism was common and different nationalities kept more to themselves for self-preservation, comfort and religious freedoms.

The backdrop for this tale is Odessa, Texas during the 1970's, an unsolved murder, and a young lawyer with a personal need to solve the crime.

The characters were who really brought this story to life; Covey and his business partners, JayJay his love interest, the police and the rest of the cast of colourful characters.

"JayJay, beautiful, smart, sexy as hell, and she was a kindred spirit."

"Wine, Covey, candles on tables, soft lights, and long conversation. One I have been hopin' for a few months now. You man enough to handle it?"

"This ole boy was gonna enjoy the ride but be damned careful."

The author gives the reader some history of the Texas Oil boom and bust, college football highlights, gangs and prostitution. Real people and events to add to the feel of this small-town story. "Old times not forgotten."

Review: by Charles Morrison. 5.0 out of 5 stars

February 13, 2018. Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

In this page-turner, DC lawyer Covey returns to live in his oil-rich hometown of Odessa TX and solve a murder of a mother-figure that haunted him from his teenage years. Fascinating interplay of race, football, crime, and love as Covey rediscovers his (and other) pasts while establishing a successful professional practice and, and to his surprise and delight, pursuing his private investigation with an old, but special friend, as well as other colleagues. Well-developed characters and descriptions give perspectives on West Texas life in the 1990s, with a focus on Odessa's vibrant south side black community. Plot has unexpected twists and turns and a surprise ending. Expect to see the return of Covey Jencks in sequels.

Review: Kindle Customer. 5.0 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2018. Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

As someone who was born in Odessa in the 50's and still here, I think you portrayed Odessa exactly as I remember it growing up. I hope you do turn this into a series. The story may be fiction, but there is enough truth to it to make it convincingly real.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Private Investigators

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Summer of '66 by Shelton L. Williams

In the August 2006 Texas Monthly article on Charles Whitman (“96 Minutes,” by Pamela Colloff), Shelton Williams is a character in the recounting of the Whitman tragedy. Shelly was there when the shooting started, but it was not his first encounter with the young man who weaken so much havoc on that hot August day in Austin in 1966. While Shelly and Charlie did know each other, they were not friends and they were not adversaries at the University of Texas in the spring and summer of 1966. They were just two guys with troubled families, personal insecurities, and challenged young marriages. Summer of ’66 is not about Charles Whitman and it is not about why the two young men took such different paths. It is memoir about life at UT, about a mystery man, and about a young man and woman who faced a changing and dangerous world in a courageous way. Charles Whitman is simply a character in this true story.

Shelton and Janell Williams survived August 1, 1966, and the summer of ’66. Shelly got a PhD in International Studies, taught at Austin College for thirty-six years and through the organization he founded and of which he is president, The Osgood Center for International Studies, continues to run the Washington Program for Austin College students and students from around the world. Janell graduated from Austin College and worked twenty-five distinguished years for the Social Security Administration. They now live in the Washington, DC area. Each thanks the other for forty-two years of eventful married life, and both look forward to the next “five year review” of their marriage. It comes up in 2009.

Review: by Amazon Customer. 5.0 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2017. Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

A remarkable book. Shelton Williams is a talented author and his personal involvement with the tragedy puts him at center stage to share his tale.

Review: SanIsaac B. Morgan. 4.0 out of 5 stars

December 7, 2006. Format: Paperback

This is a sweet follow up to Dr. Williams first book, Washed in the Blood. It tells the story of his last summer at the University of Texas before going to grad school and his life with his lovely wife, Janell. He was acquainted with Charles Whitman, the sniper in the UT tower who randomly shot at people in the streets of Austin, before being killed by two very brave Austin police officers. It asks the question, "Why do some people facing certain adverse situations become stronger, while others snap?" If you would like a taste of the feel of 1960's America during its loss of innocence, this is a great place to start.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Regional & Cultural

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Washed In The Blood by Shelton L. Williams

Washed in the Blood is just remarkable in so many ways, hypnotic, eerie, a spine-tingling murder mystery and also a haunting memoir of what it’s like to grow up in one of strangest and most fascinating places on the face of the earth.  I was hooked by the first page, and Shelton Williams’ writing is honest and beautiful.  One of those rare books that grabs and won’t let go, even after you have read it. 

Review: Williams’ gripping account of the death of his cousin is the stuff of great literature. Except it’s tragically real. By Gary Cartwright, senior editor, Texas Monthly

Review: A page-turning, crackling read about... the ‘Kiss and Kill’ murder of a 17-year-old. By Larry L. King, author, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Review: Hypnotic, eerie, a spine-tingling murder mystery and also a haunting memoir ... I was hooked by the first page. by Buzz Bissinger, author, Friday Night Lights

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, True Crime

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Cold Coffee Press Spotlight Interview With Shelton L. Williams

Shelton L. Williams is proud to be a Texan story-teller. He has a PhD in International Relations, but publishing is his end goal.

Author Shelton L. William has published five books and contributed to two others. He chooses write about crime and society, because he can present complications, brain teasers, and personal stories. His book titles are Covey Jencks (mystery, thriller & suspense), Washed In The Blood (Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature and True Crime) and Summer of '66 (Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays and Regional & Cultural).

His favorite author is Walter Moseley because he tells great stories with interesting characters and they may a point about important issues in American society.

Shelton believes that everyone has a story, so write yours.

What makes you proud to be a writer from Bethesda MD? Texas originally, but now Bethesda MD. I am proud to be a Texas writer because many Texans are good story-tellers. I'd like to count myself among them.

What or who inspired you to become a writer? My teachers from high school on inspired me, but in fact I have always enjoyed writing.

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage? My environment was rough and tumble, anti-intellectual, and geographically remote. It gave me an exotic place to locate my stories.

When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? I have PhD in International Relations and to publish is the end-all. I published my first book at 23.

What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process? Meeting people from all over the world who related to my stories.

What has been your most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? Meeting former students who tell me that my books inspired, informed, or helped them.

How many published books do you have? I have published 5 books and contributed to two others. The last three, however, have been for the general public.

Please list the titles of all your books: Just my general releases: Washed in the Blood, Summer of 66, and Covey Jencks.

Please tell me the genre of each of your books. Two are non-fiction crimes novels and one is a murder mystery.

Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript? I had the titles well before.

Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre? I write about crime and society. I prefer to write this way because I can present complications, brain teasers, and personal stories.

Which book title would you like featured in this interview? Covey Jencks.

What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? Everyone has a story, so write yours.

Who is your favorite author and why? Walter Moseley because he tells great stories with interesting characters and they may a point about important issues in American society.

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