Stephanie Jaye Evans signs Faithful Unto Death, the first book in her Sugar Land Mystery Series.
Stephanie is a mystery writer and holds a B.A. from Abilene Christian University and a M.L.S. from Rice University. The daughter of a trail-blazing Church of Christ minister, and the great-granddaughter of a circuit-riding preacher, she lives with her two pugs and long-suffering husband in Sugar Land, TX.
"The first in the Sugar Land Mystery series, this novel is extremely readable with great characters that you love and hate (even when it comes to the ‘holiest’). In addition, the author certainly teaches readers about the vibrant attitudes, policies, loyalties, and entertaining attitudes that dwell in the Lone Star State. It will be very interesting to see this series continue. Enjoy!"
Reviewed by Amy Lignor, author of “Tallent & Lowery – 13” for Suspense Magazine
"Set in Sugar Land, Tex., Evans’s unassuming, mild-mannered debut introducing preacher Walker “Bear” Wells still packs a considerable punch. When prominent attorney Graham Garcia turns up on the town’s golf course, his head bashed in with an oversized club, Det. James Wanderley questions Bear about a quiet meeting Bear had with the victim a week earlier. Bear, a former University of Texas football player, thinks his encounter with Garcia deserves confidentiality. Wanderley insists otherwise. While Bear is overscheduled with committee meetings, marital counseling, and his own scholarly writings, his deepest commitment is to his wife and two feisty teenage daughters. As Bear gets more involved with the Garcia family, he finds that his troubled younger daughter might have some serious ties to the dead man’s son. Readers will look forward to seeing more of Bear, with his formidable intellect, tart sense of humor, and resolute sense of justice." Publisher's Weekly