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J.W. Nelson

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in Salt Lake City, The United States
January 30

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Author of screenplays, short stories, novels, and radio-plays (and U.S. Sailing small-boat sailing instructor).

My crime novel Joey's Place, set in 1970 Las Vegas (my home town), is now available at popular online retailers and can be ordered at book stores.

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Joeys-Place-JW-...

Joey's Place is the first in a historical series about the dusty desert boom town that no longer exists and that very few people know about. Its prequel, Landmark Kill, is being written.
I am also a contributor to 13: The Anthology, a collection of stories about the number 13 and its many interpretations. One reviewer wrote of my story: "...In one particularly notable example there is

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J.W. Nelson I rarely experience block. If I do, I usually look at my work in progress. Also, because my Las Vegas novels are almost historical-fiction, I do more …moreI rarely experience block. If I do, I usually look at my work in progress. Also, because my Las Vegas novels are almost historical-fiction, I do more research and that inspires me. (less)
J.W. Nelson I am finishing a first draft of the prequel to Joey's Place, entitled Landmark Kill. It's a murder mystery (and more) set during the week leading up t…moreI am finishing a first draft of the prequel to Joey's Place, entitled Landmark Kill. It's a murder mystery (and more) set during the week leading up to JFK's visit to Las Vegas in September 1963. (less)
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Special price on "Joey's Place," June 4-6

Take advantage of the $1.99 price for Joey's Place on June 4, 5, and 6. You can learn a bit more at my website.
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L.A. Limo Tales (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 16, 2014 09:58AM
Description: Many people perceive the job of a chauffeur in L.A. as glamorous and exciting. As, Max, the jaded, somewhat misanthropic young man in these stories set in 1978 says, “They don’t know s**t." A limo driver lives a life of starts and stops, episodes and vignettes, with very few happy endings. Take a ride through Los Angeles with Max in the days of posers, power-brokers, Peruvian “pep rallies,” and big-hair bands. (Adult language)
JOEY'S PLACE (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: In 1970, an outcast sheriff's detective is mysteriously assigned the task of investigating the murder of the co-owner of the classiest private casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
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