Preacher Finds a Corpse

As mystery books go, I like it when I can’t guess who committed the crime.

About The Book

A lapsed divinity student who is fascinated by astrophysics finds his best friend shot dead in a cornfield. It looks like suicide. Having returned to his farm roots near Lake of the Ozarks, Evan works as a skip tracer for the local car dealer. He learns his friend was involved in a dispute over farmland ownership that goes back two centuries – complicated now by plans to make an old weapons facility a tourist attraction. First in a new Mystery-Thriller series.

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” As mystery books go, I like it when I can’t guess who committed the crime. “

Amazon reviewer

” it seemed like I had guess the ending but I was surprised because it was not what I expected. It was a good surprise. “

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Gerald Everett Jones

About the Author

Recognized for two Distinguished Favorites by 2020 Independent Press Awards in categories Mystery (Preacher Finds a Corpse) and Literary Fiction (Clifford’s Spiral).When I was in high school, my chemistry teacher approached me and asked with a sly grin, “You interested in mining?”I told him absolutely not. I was going to be a writer.Little did I suspect that he wanted to send me to a student conference on metallurgy where I could seek the fellowship of like-minded teens on a minimally supervised road-trip to the Big City.Undeterred by my abrupt negative response, he grumbled, “Well, you’re interested in mining your own business, aren’t you?”And he sent me anyway.Now I realize I should’ve listened more carefully to everything he said.Gerald Everett Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of Letters, Wesleyan University. He is the author of nine novels, most recently the mystery-thriller “Preacher Finds a Corpse” and the psychological literary novel “Clifford’s Spiral.” He wrote a series of three satiric Rollo Hemphill misadventures, the adult melodrama “Christmas Karma,” the crime story “Choke Hold,” the father-son comedy “Mr. Ballpoint,” and the historical thriller “Bonfire of the Vanderbilts.” He coauthored the nonfiction memoir “The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother’s Schizophrenia.” He has also written more than 25 nonfiction books on business and technical subjects and is an award-winning screenwriter. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Women’s National Book Association, Dramatists Guild, and the Independent Writers of Southern California. His business title “How to Lie with Charts” has become something of a classic on the subject of presentation design. He is the host of the GetPublished! Radio show.

Preacher Finds a Corpse

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