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Wayne Zurl

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Wayne Zurl worked as a police officer for twenty years and retired from New York to East Tennessee. In 2006 he began to write crime fiction. More than twenty of his Sam Jenkins mystery novelettes have been published as audio books and eBooks. In January 2011, his first novel, A NEW PROSPECT, was publlished. The story follows the adventures of an ex-New York detective who finds a job as police chief in a small Tennessee city. Seven full-length novels in the Sam Jenkins series either are available in print and as eBooks.

For many of us writing is fun. It’s what comes afterward, the promotions and marketing, that’s too much like work. But that’s life, and something authors must do.

When you’re promoting your book, one of the best ways to let the world know that you wrote this generation’s Great American Novel is to be interviewed by someone who caters to writers and sparks an interest in readers. TV is great, bu... Read more of this blog post »
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Heroes & Lovers (Sam Jenkin...

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From New York to the Smokies

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Pigeon River Blues (Sam Jen...

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A Murder in Knoxville

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Bullets Off-Broadway

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A Labor Day Murder

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Wayne Zurl Brigitte wrote: "Thank you for accepting the friendvite Wayne. Nice to meet you :)"

Nice to meet you, too.


Brigitte Thank you for accepting the friendvite Wayne. Nice to meet you :)


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Wayne Zurl Hello, Douglas. Nice to meet you. wz


Douglas Wickard Good morning, Wayne! And thank you for your friendship on Goodreads!
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Beth Hi Wayne,
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