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How to Dump Your Wife – by Lee Covington (pen name) book

Mystery Books by Nora DeLoach – feat. Grace "Candi" Covington

A New Eden, novel by William Post – feat. Lord & Lady Covington

Thriller Series Paperbacks by Jason Elam & Steve Yohn – feat. Riley Covington

Book Series by Joan A. Medlicott – feat. Covington in North Carolina (fictional town)

The Graduate Education of Malcolm Covington - online book by Elizabeth Bennett (adult material!!)

Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy – feat. Major Peter Covington (SAS)

Syms Covington Journal - Voyage on The Beagle






This divorce book for men is full of practical advice about money, kids, lawyers, and the whole twisted legal system. Be prepared!


Wild and without apologies, this politically incorrect book was written by a woman who lives with a man who lost everything in his divorce. He was cleaned out, folks. Sucked dry. And the poor wife, boo hoo, lives like a queen. You can learn from his mistakes and find out important things about money, kids, and lawyers that the usual writers (shrinks & lawyers) will never tell you. It's funny, but true. Don't get divorced without it.


It's like spinning a roulette wheel. You get a judge assigned to your case. A lawyer with a robe on. You get yourself a lawyer. Don't get your brother-in-law! Don't pick your best friend who has known you since you were five. Forget it. Get someone you never met before because in a few months you're going to hate his or her guts..." p. 86, from Chapter 9, Lawyers and Other Scoundrels


"As we all know, every dumped wife in America calls the IRS. Scorned women are on the phone to them every hour of every day. Needless to say, they don't go after every guy who files for divorce. They only go after guys who cheat on their taxes..."  p. 67, from Chapter 7, Prepare to Unload


Who is Lee Covington?

Lee Covington (an obvious pen name) once believed, as most people do, that men ruled the world and, to some degree, that might be true (in wrestling matches or venture capital firms). But when her true love was trying to get divorced from his second wife, Lee realized the truth. Feminists (all women are poor victims) control divorce courts, family courts, and most state legislatures. Of course, the feminists have their loyal conservative allies (some of whom are male) who also believe that all women are helpless victims and cannot be expected to take any responsibility. Feminists and conservatives agree that divorce is always the man's fault and the man must pay. And beyond paying for everything, he must be punished.


Are you one of the enlightened ones (like us) or are you part of the problem? Tell us about it, Janet. Lee Covington does radio interviews all the time, but she rarely appears at book signings or on TV. The P.C. world doesn't go for her message. But millions of people who have been ruined by greedy ex-wives can relate. Don't get cocky. It could happen to you.   Only $16.95


“You’ve got to read this book. I thought it was incredible. When I read it, I thought the author was a guy. I said, ‘Man, this guy knows how to talk to other guys.’” -  Howard Stern






An author who has featured Covingtons in her “Mama” Mystery Books Series..


Mama, (Grace "Candi" Covington), case worker for the county in Otis, South Carolina and her daughter, Simone Covington a paralegal in Atlanta, Georgia, were created by Nora DeLoach as one of the most engaging amateur sleuths in contemporary mystery fiction—Grace Covington, nicknamed Candi, known as “Mama,” and dubbed by book critics an African-American Miss Marple in recognition of parallels with the female crime-solver popularized by British mystery writer Agatha Christie. DeLoach’s series of eight Mama books sold well in the 1990s, succeeding first among a primarily African-American readership and then breaking through to mass success among readers fascinated by DeLoach’s keen depiction of small-town Southern black life. As DeLoach turned to writing and to promoting her books full-time, she seemed on the verge of even greater success, but her life was tragically cut short in 2001.


Nora DeLoach was born Nora Frazier in Orlando, Florida, in 1940; she married William DeLoach around 1963, and the couple had three children—two sons, and a daughter who played a major role in Nora DeLoach’s decision to begin writing fiction. A social worker by profession, DeLoach worked for some years in Hampton, South Carolina. That town became the model for the South Carolina town of Otis in which the Mama novels are set—in the words of Publishers Weekly, “a small town where almost everyone knows what everyone else is doing.”


Converted Patio to Study


DeLoach did not begin writing until her early 50s, when, as she told the Page One Literary Newsletter website, “The ‘Mama’ series emerged out of the chaos of a collision between my menopause and my daughter’s adolescence.” “My daughter was doing her best to be a typical teenager,” DeLoach recalled in an American Visions interview. “My husband was trying to mediate and trying to keep us from killing each other.” DeLoach convinced her husband to enclose a patio off the couple’s Orlando home: DeLoach turned it into a study and started to write short stories.


Encouraged by a fifth-place finish in an Orlando Sentinel fiction contest, DeLoach resolved to try her hand at a full-length novel. That book, Silas, was turned down by 15 publishing companies over the course of a year, but DeLoach persisted. Finally, the book was accepted for publication by Hollo way House, a small, Los Angeles-based publisher with a predominantly African-American readership. “After that, I knew that writing was what I wanted to do,” DeLoach told the Atlanta Constitution.


DeLoach hit her stride as a writer when she began to think both about her own life and about her literary inspirations. She had long enjoyed reading mysteries by Agatha Christie and those featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eccentric sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. She liked the structure of the Sherlock Holmes stories, narrated not from the point of view of the private investigator himself but from that of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. And both DeLoach and her daughter emerged strengthened from the conflicts they had experienced: “When the dust cleared, my daughter had become a woman, and I, a more tolerant woman,” DeLoach told the Page One Literary Newsletter website.


At a Glance…


Born Nora Frazier in Orlando, FL, in 1940; died June 19, 2001, in Decatur, GA; married William DeLoach, ca. 1963; children: two sons and one daughter.


Career: Mystery writer. Spent much of her career as social worker; worked professionally in Hampton, SC; moved back to Orlando and then to Atlanta; won fifth prize in Orlando Sentinel writing contest, late 1980s; wrote first novel, Silas, 1991 (published 1993); wrote Mama Solves a Murder, first book in Mama series, 1994; four books in series published by Holloway House, 1994-97; signed to Bantam Books, 1997; first Bantam Mama mystery, Mama Stalks the Past, published 1998; four Mama books published by Bantam, 1998-2001.


Awards: Gold Pen Award nominee, Black Writers Alliance, 2001; twice nominated as Georgia Author of the Year.


Memberships: Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Georgia Writers, Inc., Black Writers Alliance.


Sweet Potatoes Inspired Character Name


Pulling together these diverse strands, DeLoach created Mama Solves a Murder. Published by Holloway House in 1994, the book was the first in what became an ongoing series of books featuring “Mama,” a South Carolina small-town welfare caseworker and sleuth on the side, named Grace Covington and nicknamed “Candi” because, as DeLoach wrote, she has a complexion the color of candied sweet potatoes. Mama is assisted in her investigations by her daughter Simone, who works in a lawyer’s office in Atlanta, and the plots of the Mama novels often incorporate the warm relationship between mother and daughter.


Simone, like Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories, narrated the action and contributes an insight or two along the way. In her narration she fills out the character of Mama in vivid strokes and small details. Among other traits that Simone described, Mama is a terrific cook with a special recipe for sweet potato pie. The actual recipe had been handed down in DeLoach’s own family, and DeLoach became a contributor to a 1999 cookbook entitled A Taste of Murder: Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers.


Despite all the various influences that the Mama series brought together, the character of Mama was not modelled on DeLoach herself nor on a character created by any other mystery writer. “The Imperial Woman, a book written by Pearl S. Buck [an early twentieth-century novelist whose books are set in traditional China], is the inspiration behind the ‘Mama’ character,” DeLoach explained to the Page One site. “The book is the story of a woman who has fulfilled her duty as a mother and wife and spends her later years doing what she really wants to do, developing her soul and mind.”


Signed by Bantam Books


After Mama Solves a Murder, three more Mama novels were published by Holloway House: Mama Traps a Killer, Mama Saves a Victim, and Mama Is Accused. At that point DeLoach changed literary agents, and her new agent won her a contract with Bantam Books, one of the largest publishers of mass-market paperback fiction in the United States. The switch to Bantam broadened DeLoach’s readership considerably. She turned to writing full-time and undertook frequent promotional tours, winning new fans who met her in the giant bookstores that were becoming fixtures of suburban America. DeLoach’s first novel for Bantam, Mama Stalks the Past, was published in 1997.


DeLoach’s works are known in the book industry as “cozies”—mysteries without explicit violence or graphic scenes. While reviewers have rightly noted the influence of this tradition on DeLoach’s books—Publishers Weekly instructed readers to “imagine a charming English mystery set in the South with all African-American characters”—Mama Stalks the Past also exemplifies a highly original trait in DeLoach’s writing, one perhaps related to her background as an African American. Unlike Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Mama is not simply a neutral observer called upon to solve crimes. In Mama Stalks the Past, she herself faces suspicion of having poisoned a neighbour who has mysteriously willed her a plot of land; in other books, Mama comes to the aid of family members or friends. The Mama novels are distinctive in the way they depend upon their portrayal of a matrix of close community and familial relationships


“I use mysteries as the opportunity to introduce people to real African-American characters,” DeLoach told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1998. Increasingly successful with readers of all races, DeLoach was nominated for the Black Pen Awards of the Black Writers Alliance in 2001 and as Georgia Author of the Year in both 2000 and 2001. The eighth “Mama” novel, Mama Cracks a Mask of Innocence, was published in June of 2001, and DeLoach wrote of a long future for the series. But just as the book was being readied for release, DeLoach was diagnosed with leukaemia. She died on June 19, 2001, three weeks after her diagnosis.


Selected writings

Mama Solves a Murder (1994)

Mama Traps a Killer (1997)

Mama Saves a Victim (1997)

Mama Stands Accused (1997)

Mama Stalks the Past (1997)

Mama Rocks the Empty Cradle  (1998)

Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows (2000)

Mama Cracks a Mask of Innocence, Bantam, (2001).


Sources - Periodicals

American Visions, April-May 1997, p. 18.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 11, 1997, p. E7; July 17, 2001, Q&A.
Booklist, October 15, 1997, p. 391.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 24, 1998, p. B4.
Publishers Weekly, October 12, 1998, p. 61; May 15, 2000, p. 94.



Nora DeLoach website, http://members.aol.com/ndelo66635/
Page One Literary Newsletter, http://pageonelit.com —James M. Manheim



COVINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA (fictional town)  - BOOKS BY Joan A. Medlicott

Grace Singleton, Hannah Parrish, and Amelia Declose, described as women "of a certain age," were finding life a little listless in the Pennsylvania boarding house where they lived. When one of them inherited a run-down farmhouse in Covington, N.C., the three women jumped at the chance for change and adventure. In each of the novels the women explore the lively town of Covington while they battle illness, welcome their children and other visitors, and meet the challenges of caring for a rambling old house. Covington is a fictional town in the North Carolina mountains, not far from Mars Hill. - The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love. New York: St. Martins Press, 2000.



The Gardens of Covington. New York: St. Martins Press, 2001.

From the Heart of Covington. New York: St. Martins Press, 2002.

The Spirit of Covington. New York: Atria, 2003.

At Home in Covington. New York: Atria, 2004.

A Covington Christmas. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005.

Two Days After the Wedding. New York : Pocket Books, 2006.




by Jason Elam & Steve Yohn


Editorial Reviews - Monday Night Jihad


From Publishers Weekly
Just in time for the Super Bowl is this debut suspense novel from a 14-year NFL place kicker and his Colorado pastor. The result yields some nice moments paired with problematic writing and improbable plot twists. Air Force 2d Lt. Riley Covington is given grace to play NFL football instead of serving out his military time, but he opts to return to active duty after a horrific stadium bombing. Hakeem Qasim is an Iraqi groomed for terrorism by tragic events in his childhood.


The lives of both the squeaky-clean Christian Riley and the radical Muslim Hakeem intersect in a way that readers will see coming early in the novel. Rich details about life as an NFL player invigorate the story; the details become problematic when the story gets wordy (as in one long and unnecessary chapter toward the end of the book). Although the final [...] plot twist is too easy, unexpected humor helps leaven the serious themes, and the sparks of romance that fly between Riley and an American Muslim woman will pique readers' interest. (Jan.)  Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Product Description

He thought his deadliest enemy knelt across the line of scrimmage. He was wrong! After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face to face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the escalating attacks. But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goal--to strike at the very heart of America. This softcover edition also includes a teaser chapter of the next Riley Covington thriller.


Written by a member of the NFL; gives readers an insider look at the world of professional athletes and military intelligence. Examines the challenges of homeland security in large-venue events. Explores the tension between the desire for revenge and the constraints of the Christian faith, especially as it relates to Islam. Jason Elam has recently returned from Iraq, where he visited and supported the troops. You can read his journal at mondaynightjihad.blogspot.com


Editorial Reviews - Blown Coverage


Product Description

Linebacker Riley Covington returns to another season of mini-camp for the Colorado Mustangs just as a wave of terrorist attacks begin to occur across the country. Sleeper cells are being awakened--likely by the leader of the Cause, who has recently escaped from captivity and is coordinating attacks not only on America but also on Riley and his loved ones. As Jim Hicks, Scott Ross, and the rest of the Counterterrorism Division follow leads in Europe, Riley goes on the offensive to draw out his attackers. But can the Cause be stopped before they're able to reach their ultimate goal?


From the Back Cover - Linebacker Riley Covington has never dreaded the start of a new football season. Until now. The entire league is still reeling from the devastation of last season, and Riley’s status on the team is put in jeopardy by a new threat. Just as minicamp kicks off, a wave of terrorist attacks sweeps across the country. Sleeper cells are being awakened—likely by the leader of the Cause, who has escaped from captivity and is coordinating strikes not only on American cities but also on Riley and his loved ones.


As Jim Hicks, Scott Ross, and the rest of the Counterterrorism Division follow leads in Europe, Riley goes on the offensive to draw out his attackers. Unless the terrorists can be stopped, their next act of violence will be more horrific and deadly than anyone could imagine.



RAINBOW SIX – TOM CLANCY NOVEL (1988) feat Major Peter Covington UK SAS



Rainbow Six is fictional character John Clark's position as director of the counter-terrorist unit Rainbow that debuted in the 1998 novel Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy. The book was adapted into a successful series of tactical first-person shooter computer and video games, and was initially planned as a future film tentatively set for release in 2010. As at 2018 it was still planned for production.


Tom Clancy also features Rainbow in his 2000 novel The Bear and the Dragon.


Team Rainbow


The novel Rainbow Six describes Rainbow as an international counter-terrorism operation hosted by NATO. The base of operations for Rainbow is said to be located in Hereford (home to SAS), due to the United Kingdom being one of the most accessible countries in the world and also due to the press constraints that would not be possible to impose in the United States. Most of the characters in Rainbow are American or British, however, the NATO countries of France, Germany, Canada and Italy, plus Israel have one representative each.


Clancy describes the structure of Rainbow as having one Director, who oversees the entire operation, and one Deputy Director, who is second in command. Rainbow is portrayed as the "blackest of black" operations, and it works off of its very own intelligence service which has intelligence contacts all over the world. In the book, when Rainbow is called upon for help from another country's government to deal with a terrorist situation, usually only one of the two teams will be sent, but in some situations, both will be sent. Both teams have an officer as team leader and a senior NCO that is second in command. Not including the team leader, each team is made up of eleven men.


Team One

·         Team Leader - Major Peter Covington (UK; SAS)  - "They're not awfully bright. They killed that poor sod very early in the affair, didn't they? When you kill a hostage, you cross a large, thick line sir. Once across it, one cannot easily go backward, can one?"  — Peter Covington


Major Peter Covington is a character that appears in Rainbow Six. He is a member of the SAS and is the Commander of Rainbow Team 1. He is the son of a Brigadier General who had served in the 22nd Regiment of the SAS. Like his father, Peter eventually joined the SAS. He was eventually stationed at Hereford Base in the United Kingdom in 1992. Seven years later in 1999, Peter was promoted to the simulated rank of Major and made the leader of Team 1 for the newly formed Rainbow counter-terrorism unit.


Following Rainbow's formation, Team 1 and Team 2 conducted a series of training exercises to prepare for their first mission. Covington and his team consistently scored slightly better on evaluations than Team 2. A few weeks later, a hostage situation emerged at a commercial bank in Bern, Switzerland. Following the official order, Team 2 was deployed to handle the situation while Team 1 was put on stand-by in case anything happened to Team 2. Annoyed that his team would not be deploying for their first mission, Covington decided to join John Clark and Bill Tawney at Rainbow's command center. Clark asked Covington of his thoughts on the situation to which he stated that the leader, Ernst Model, was "not awfully bright" for killing a hostage so early in negotiations and that it only make it harder for them to escape. After Team 2 was successful in their mission, Covington praised their efforts and Chavez's leadership.


After the second instance of Rainbow deployment, terrorists took control of World Park in Spain, prompting Clark to deploy both Rainbow teams to the mission. Chavez' Team Two deployed from the roof of the terrorist's base, whilst Covington's Team One attacked from below, killing off the survivors of the terrorist group. It was then that Rainbow had it's first set-back. Provisional IRA terrorists took control of a hospital in direct proximity to Rainbow's Hereford base, with the intention of killing as many Rainbow operatives as possible. Covington's Team was on call, and deployed to the area. PIRA insurgents armed with AKMS assault rifle opened fire on the Team, causing two fatalities, and wounding Covington. Both cells were defeated by combined support from the remainder of Rainbow.


At the end of Rainbow Six, Covington had resumed his post after recovering in hospital.



A NEW EDEN (novel by William Post) – characters Lord & Lady Covington (2014)




A New Eden takes a young man, Gary Moore, through the Civil War and then through his next fifteen to twenty years. Gary is educated while driving a supply wagon during the war. His helper was Prof. Adam Stewart from Brown University. He lectures Gary for the next three years as if he were in the classroom. Lord & Lady Covington appear as characters in this book. 1st reference is on page 82.


Author, William Post was reared in the West Texas town of Colorado City. He was educated at Texas A. & M. then served in the United States Navy. After his service he became a land surveyor for The Southern Pacific Railroad



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