Preacher Raises the Dead
An Evan Wycliff Mystery (Evan Wycliff Mysteries Book 3)
by Gerald Everett Jones
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Pub Date 03 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 01 Feb 2022
Third in the multiple-award-winning Evan Wycliff Mystery series.
Guest preacher and part-time investigator Evan Wycliff reluctantly takes on the role of full-time minister and walks straight into more responsibility and trouble than he can handle. He attends to near-death experience, late-stage dementia, long-term coma, and consequences of the pandemic. His old nemesis investment banker Stuart Shackleton is back — and claims to be converted! Shackleton’s money sustains a critical-care medical breakthrough, the building of a new church, and a career boost for Evan as a celebrity evangelist. Are these thrilling transformations part of a divine plan, or has Evan sold his soul?
"Praise for Preacher Finds a Corpse (Evan Wycliff #1) – Winner NYC Big Book Gold, IPA Silver, Eric Hoffer Finalist, NABE Pinnacle Best Mystery
This is literature masquerading as a mystery. Carefully yet powerfully, Gerald Jones creates a small, stunning world in a tiny midwestern town, infusing each character with not just life but wit, charm, and occasionally menace. This is the kind of writing one expects from John Irving or Jane Smiley. - Marvin J. Wolf, author of the Rabbi Ben Mysteries, including A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn
This is an excellent read. Such an engaging storyteller! It really sucked me in. That last page did cause a triple-take, quadruple-take, and whatever comes after, up to about eight. Jones is definitely one of my favorite authors. - John Rachel, author of Blinders Keepers and The Man Who Loved Too Much
Jones manages to infuse a deceptively simple story with suspense, angst, and whimsy, as well as surprise. His command of setting, history, and behavior is beyond exceptional. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. - Paula Berinstein, author of the Amanda Lester Detective series and host of “The Writing Show” podcast
Praise for Preacher Fakes a Miracle (Evan Wycliff #2) – NYC Big Book Silver
As anyone who’s spent time in a small town the American Midwest knows, there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than you’d expect. Or suspect. And there are plenty of suspects in the latest Evan Wycliff mystery by Gerald Everett Jones. Preacher Fakes a Miracle haunted my dreams as I read it, in the way that a good story about a bad situation should. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment of the Evan Wycliff mystery series. - Pamela Jaye Smith, Mythworks, Award-Winning Writer-Director-Producer
A fast-moving mystery with twists and surprises that take you in unexpected directions. Jones is adept at creating unique and fascinating characters. His mystery sleuth is a part-timer with lots of heart who splits his time between religion, skip tracing and sometimes the metaphysical. The hero's search for a missing girl and his interactions with various eccentric individuals in the small town make him both sympathetic and compelling. A bit of a shock to learn what's really going on with the abducted young unwed mother... and amazing how it relates to real stories in the news today. - M.J. Richards, Coauthor of Dishonor Thy Father"