Monday, September 14, 2020

The Jason Davey Mysteries by Winona Kent

Davey Mysteries Book 2
Winona Kent
Mystery, Amateur Detective

1974, top UK band Figgis Green was riding high in the charts with
their blend of traditional Celtic ballads mixed with catchy, folky
pop. One of their biggest fans was sixteen-year old Pippa Gladstone,
who mysteriously vanished while she was on holiday with her parents
in Spain in March that same year.

it's 2018, and founding member Mandy Green has reunited the Figs for
their last-ever Lost Time Tour. Her partner, Tony Figgis, passed away
in 1995, so his place has been taken by their son, professional jazz
guitarist (and amateur sleuth) Jason Davey.

the band meets in a small village on the south coast of England for
pre-tour rehearsals, Jason's approached by Duncan Stopher, a diehard
Figs fan, who brings him a photo of the band performing at the
Wiltshire Folk Festival. Standing in the foreground is Pippa
Gladstone. The only problem is the Wiltshire Folk Festival was held
in August 1974, five months after Pippa disappeared. Duncan offers
Jason a substantial sum of money to try and find out what really
happened to the young woman, whose mother had her declared officially
dead in 1981.

Duncan is murdered, it becomes increasingly clear to Jason that his
investigation into Pippa's disappearance is not welcome, especially
after he follows a series of clues which lead him straight back to
the girl's immediate family.

nothing can prepare Jason for the truth about Pippa, which he
discovers just as Figgis Green is about to take to the stage on
opening night—with or without him.

On a Missing G-String
Davey Mysteries Book 1 

highly entertaining caper set in a sleazy London underworld...Jason
is a well-crafted reluctant hero, and Kent’s writing is slick and
engaging throughout." - 

first time we met Jason Davey, he was entertaining passengers aboard
the Alaska cruise ship Star
Eight ‘til Late in the TopDeck Lounge.

he came ashore, got a gig playing lead guitar at London’s Blue
Devil jazz club, and gained a certain amount of notoriety tracking
down missing musician Ben Quigley in the Canadian north.

Jason’s back again, this time investigating the theft of £10,000
from a dancer’s locker at a Soho gentlemen’s club.

initially considers the case unsolvable. But the victim, Holly
Medford, owes a lot of money to London crime boss Arthur Braskey and,
fearing for her life, has gone into hiding at a posh London

investigation takes him from Cha-Cha’s and Satin & Silk (two
Soho lapdancing clubs) to Moonlight Desires (an agency featuring high
class escorts) and finally to a charity firewalking event, where he
comes face to face with Braskey and discovers not everything Holly’s
been telling him is the complete truth.

he becomes increasingly drawn into the seamy underside of Soho, Jason
tries to save Gracie, his band-mate’s 14-year-old runaway daughter,
from Holly’s brother Radu, a ruthless pimp, while at the same time
protecting Holly herself from a vengeful Braskey—nearly losing his
life, and Gracie’s—in the process.

on a Missing G-String is
the first novel in a new mystery series featuring jazz
musican-turned-sleuth Jason Davey.

Disturbing the Peace
Jason Davey Mysteries

Davey's last job was aboard the 
from Vancouver to Alaska. Hired as one of the ship's entertainers, he
played guitar in the TopDeck Lounge. You can read about those
adventures in the novel 

Jason's back on shore, and he has a regular gig at a jazz club in

son, Dominic, is studying film at university. When Dom asks his dad
to help track down a missing musician for a documentary he's making,
Jason leaps at the chance.

Quigley played rhythm guitar in Jason's parents' folk group Figgis
Green in the late 1960s. And he dropped off the face of the earth
four years ago.

search ultimately takes him to Peace River, Alberta - 300 miles from
Edmonton in the Canadian north. And what he discovers there is both
intriguing - and disturbing.

the Peace
a novella which introduces readers to professional musician
and amateur sleuth Jason Davey. Jason will soon feature in a new
series of full-length mystery novels, beginning with 
on a Missing G-String

Kent is an award-winning author who was born in London, England and
grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she completed her BA in
English at the University of Regina. After moving to Vancouver, she
graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing. More recently,
she received her diploma in Writing for Screen and TV from Vancouver
Film School.

After a career that's included freelancing for
magazines and newspapers, long and short fiction, screenplays and tv
scripts, Winona has now returned to her first love, novels. She lives
in Vancouver, Canada.

Writing is Winona's passion.

the tour
for special content and a giveaway!

$10 Amazon giftcard,
ebook set of the series – 1 winner each 


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Jason Davey Mysteries on your blog!

  2. Winona Kent is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.