Stephanie Jaye Evans is the author of Faithful Unto Death and the daughter of a trailblazing Church of Christ minister and the great-granddaughter of a circuit-riding preacher. She and her husband live in Sugar Land, Texas, and have seven grown children and two badly-behaved pugs.
Praise for FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH: "A smart mystery ... The clever structure, remarkable dialog, and subplots result in a wholly satisfying read."--Library Journal (Starred Review, Debut of the Month) "Packs a considerable punch. ... Readers will look forward to seeing more of Bear, with his formidable intellect, tart sense of humor, and resolute sense of justice."--Publishers Weekly "Well-delineated characters, including the self-deprecating hero, drive this first-person account, which is strengthened further by the perceptive examination of family relationships and the portrait of the life and work of a minister."--Booklist "Unexpectedly magnificent ... FAITHFUL UNTIL DEATH is not only a brilliant murder mystery, but also a well-thought out provocative tale of family secrets ... a humorous and splendid murder mystery worthy of ten stars!"--Fresh Fiction "Bear is a wonderful amateur sleuth." --The Mystery Gazette "Praise be! A new series with a soul, a heart, and a down-home Texas twang. Preacher Bear Wells is an entirely original sleuth and author Stephanie Jaye Evans is that real rarity: a debut writer with dead-on dialogue, winning characters, and--mirabile dictu!--nimble plotting."--National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert "[A] marvelous debut... I love her reluctant clerical sleuth, the Reverend Walker 'Bear' Wells. Bring on the next Sugar Land mystery!"--New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming