The Matthias Jones Mysteries (lol)
"The Matthias Jones Series will bring you murder, mayhem, and monkey business."
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 beginning of the series. Jones wins the national high school championship and is recruited by Cocoa Stefani to coach at Hamilton College. But there's a glitch. His dad, a veteran investigator is murdered and left in his truck at the river's edge. Jones and Cocoa become friends tracking down Bill Jones's killer. Their efforts are thwarted by Lester Larsen, son of the retiring bumbling coach Lark Larsen as he attempts to prevent Jones from replacing his father as coach.
Club Max, owned by Jones's friend and underworld character Cocoa Stefani, is a cauldron for risky behavior. Jones's star football player is arrested for the murder of a Club Max hooker. Jones jumps into the case, irritated by a Sherlock Holmes buff trying to solve the crime. Mobsters and students are all suspects and it is only in the hair raising final scene where the true killer is revealed.
In Funeral March for the Maestro,
the conductor of the Prince William Symphony is murdered with a single
bullet, yet two shots were fired - a minute apart. Beloved coach Lark
Larsen has tested positive for firing a gun. With the help of the wacky
locals in Hamilton, New Hampshire, Matthias Jones zeroes in on the real
murderer - someone who knew the maestro very well.
SEVENTH Book in the Matthias Jones Series
A collision of Lark Larsen’s new boat with “the Maintenance Free” in Hamilton Bay leads to the murder of local handyman Webster Howard. Lark hires an intelligence operative, Detective Clyde Hooper whose antics annoy and frustrate Matthias Jones’s investigation of the murder. Cocoa Stefani falls in love with a beautiful but innocent brunette, Janet Boudreaux, but J.B. soon becomes a Jones suspect. Trooper Banastre O’Connell appears to have been romantically involved with the overspending Mabel Howard, Webster’s wife. In the middle of the investigation is Reverend John Paul Bricker and” his church.” From a bar on Cape Cod Jones and Cocoa track the killer, while shadowed by Clyde Hooper and his helper, the ever-bumbling Bucky Driscoll.
TENTH BOOK in the Matthias Jones Series
Deader than Dead