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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.

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From New York to the Smokies

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A Murder in Knoxville

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Heroes & Lovers by Wayne Zurl
"IT'S A PAGE-TURNING READ!!

"Heroes and Lovers" is a page-turning and intense read! I was hooked from the beginning to the end!

Chief of Police Sam Jenkins is working a couple of cases; one is a scam at a local transmission shop. The shop is charging..." Read more of this review »
A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl
"I enjoyed the laid back easy demeanor portrayed by Chief Sam Jenkins, the way he’d quote some of his old movie heroes and his quirky nature. I especially loved that he was a typical guy who was human enough to still appreciate a good looking woman..." Read more of this review »
A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl
"I received this book as an ARC and this is my honest review.I enjoyed it. A murder mystery about the new police chief of Prospect. Chief Sam Jenkins expected the job to be easy, but in the first few days on the job he has to solve a murder. This i..." Read more of this review »
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Wayne Zurl Brigitte wrote: "Thank you for accepting the friendvite Wayne. Nice to meet you :)"

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