His father was an investigator who was murdered. Matthias
Jones became an athlete and coach, but he solved his father’s murder.
Hamilton College on the coast of New Hampshire hired him to coach sports, but getting into murder investigations remains his passion. He knows the cops and the district attorney Herbert Lane hates his guts. He's best buds with Cocoa Stefani a major under world character and a good friend of parish priest, Father Jim Gallagher. Jones's persistence gains him the upper hand over the cops and the DA-and the murderer.
THE STRANGE DEATH OF DR. POVITCH
Did Father Jim Gallagher murder Dr. Sergei Povitch? The police think so. Povitch dies at his observatory from poison at Gallagher's dinner table. Now Gallagher is on the run. Matthias Jones tries to exonerate the priest, but he also suspects his star player, who confided drug use to Dr. Povitch. A Povitch colleague has stolen vital notes from the doctor's notebook for a book deal. And was Povitch's companion, Elsie McIntyre, after his money? Blocking Jones's investigation is a bumbling security cop, Bucky Driscoll. Driscoll clumsily destroys vital evidence and his constant stupidity annoys Jones' temperamental close friend - a sly underworld figure named Cocoa Stefani. Then, a second murder - one of Jones's cheerleaders. While at the funeral in her hometown, Jones finds the evidence he needs to confront the murderer.