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Murder in a Wish-Book House

(Sam Jenkins Mysteries #1.4)

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Chief Sam Jenkins investigates the murder of a Tennessee school teacher. All the facts point to a simple conclusion, the man's wife, an escaped mental patient, killed her husband to gain custody of their small daughter. With the help of his usual cadre of friends and co-workers, Sam devises a plan to lure the obsessed woman into a trap when she tries to kidnap the child fr ...more
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Published June 26th 2011 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Carol Evans
Aug 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Murder in a Wish-Book House is a novella that’s heavy on plot, light on character, but is definitely enjoyable and a good little mystery. Sam Jenkins is a police chief in small town Tennessee, but he used to be a New York detective so he’s got plenty of experience, friends on call and a bit of an attitude – all of which help him out here.

At first the mystery seems simple enough, but there’s a bit of a twist that worked well. Sam is used to knowing what’s going on, he’s good at reading people an
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Nancy Silk
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Oh, This is a Bloody Good Story"

I just can't get enough of the Sam Jenkins detective mysteries. They are so consistently great, filled with good detective work, humor, and women who think they can sway the good Chief of Police. Now, a vicious murder has taken place in an ordinary, country farm house. It was a slash-and-stab psycho-like killing. The victim is Richard McBath, a beloved and respected teacher at the local school. His young daughter had spent the night at a friend's home and when th
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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 chie ...more

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Sam Jenkins Mysteries (7 books)
  • A New Prospect: A Sam Jenkins Mystery
  • A Leprechaun's Lament (Sam Jenkins Mysteries #2)
  • Heroes & Lovers (Sam Jenkins Mysteries #3)
  • Pigeon River Blues (Sam Jenkins Mysteries #4)
  • A Touch of Morning Calm (Sam Jenkins Mysteries #5)
  • A Can of Worms (Sam Jenkins Mysteries #6)
  • A Bleak Prospect