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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. Nine full-length novels and five anthologies in the Sam Jenkins series either are available in print and as eBooks.

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A New Prospect: A Sam Jenki...

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A Leprechaun's Lament

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" Thank you, Jordyn. I'm glad you liked A NEW PROSPECT and Sam Jenkins. You've got 8 more novels and 5 anthologies to see what kind of trouble Sam gets ...more "
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"I loved this book.
I love the characters, and the plot.

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"Retired detective, Sam Jenkins is offered an opportunity at Prospect PD to replace the outgoing Chief who was convicted of criminal activities. Sam Jenkins's age, intelligence, and experience equip him to keep the upper hand in a town influenced heav" Read more of this review »
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"I loved this book. I received a free email copy of book. Can not wait till his next book. Read it in one day. i could not put it down. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen I was wrong. Great work. First time reading his books. Will Rec" 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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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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