Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries

A Series by Wayne Zurl

A Labor Day Murder
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Chief Sam Jenkins learns of an illegal card game and the sale of moonshine at the Iron Skillet restaurant and decides to raid the premises. That looked straight forward until a firearms examiner links a confiscated handgun to an unsolved homicide. Jenkins encounters political corruption, domestic abuse, and a cover-up in his pursuit to solve the murder.
A Murder in Knoxville
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Prospect PD's Chief Sam Jenkins answers a friend's call for a favor and ends up investigating a murder in another jurisdiction. Everything points to domestic violence until Sam finds an important clue and meets an unlikely killer.
Bullets Off-Broadway
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2010 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Prospect City Councilman Danny Swope had two bad habits. He drank too much and he beat his wife. Throw in an overbearing personality, and Police Chief Sam Jenkins isn't surprised when Danny is found shot to death. Jenkins' investigation takes him into the world of cowboy action shooters and his own deadly fast draw contest.
Scrap Metal & Murder
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Building contractor, Scott Beets, seeks help in catching the person responsible for stealing the copper wire and pipes he uses for home construction. Police Chief Sam Jenkins finds the thief, but shortly after the burglar is released on bail, the complainant is found murdered. The investigation reveals numerous suspects, leaving Jenkins to find the guilty one.
By the Horns of a Cow
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A fourteen-foot-tall statue of a cow is stolen from a market in Prospect, Tennessee. Police Chief Sam Jenkins enlists the help of his friend, a TV reporter, who broadcasts an appeal for help. With the laughs and giggles that inquiries bring regarding the theft, Jenkins is not happy. Soon an informant calls offering a tip on where to find the stolen cow, for a price.
Serpents & Scoundrels
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
An informant leads Chief Sam Jenkins and Sergeant Rose to a partially buried corpse in a forest clearing once used by marijuana growers. The medical examiner states a fact and makes a conjecture—the dead man was killed elsewhere, and the killer was a vampire. The investigation leads Jenkins to a group of religious fundamentalists. Jenkins has to figure out a way to reach the murderer.
Murder in a Wish-Book House
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2011 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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 daughter. With the help of his friends and co-workers, Sam devises a plan to lure the obsessed woman into a trap when she tries to kidnap the child from the foster parents caring for the girl.
V is for... Vitamin?
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
While in the middle of an armed robbery arrest at a nursing home, Sam gets a call from his wife, Kate, a volunteer at the same location’s assisted living facility, saying there is a problem. Wallace Cumberbatch was found dead in his room. The attending physician says it was not murder. The medical examiner says, maybe. But a resident ex-detective in a wheel chair claims it’s a homicide.
Fate of a Floozy
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Sam Jenkins investigates the shotgun murders of an aging movie star and the younger man with whom she was having an affair. Two of the suspects include the woman’s husband, a Hollywood producer, and the young man’s father, a high-powered attorney. His inquiry spans the nation, from California to a prestigious country club in Knoxville.
The Great Smoky Mountain Bank Job
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Sam Jenkins’ law enforcement colleagues know he’s quick to ask a professional favor. But when a beautiful Treasury agent asks for his assistance, he balks. Special Agent Lucy Frobisher wants Sam to re-open a forty-three year old investigation and find her father’s killers. Reluctantly, the ex-New York detective turned Tennessee police chief delves into the robbery-homicide.
Hurricane Blow Up
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Sam Jenkins’ law enforcement colleagues know he’s quick to ask a professional favor. But when a beautiful Treasury agent asks for his assistance, he balks. Special Agent Lucy Frobisher wants Sam to re-open a forty-three year old investigation and find her father’s killers. Reluctantly, the ex-New York detective turned Tennessee police chief delves into the robbery-homicide. –A Novelette
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Gypsy con artists roll through Prospect, Tennessee and inveigle an expensive boat and trailer from Chief Sam Jenkins’ friend. Three days later, one of the thieves is found beaten to death in the boatyard where the crime occurred. Did Horace Colwell or his brother Dwight, owners of Prospect Marine, take the law into their own hands? [A Novelette]
Heaven's Gate
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 13. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Police Chief Sam Jenkins goes undercover to buy automatic weapons and military munitions from a gun show hustler. The chief enlists assistance from an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to provide front money for the operation. Things turn explosive when members of a neo-fascist militia group believe the crooked gun dealer Jenkins arrested has turned informant. – A Novelette
The Butlers Did It
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 14. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When three gunmen robbed the Prospect Citizen’s Bank and Trust across the street from where Sam Jenkins and Bettye Lambert sat in a parked car, Sam killed one bandit and wounded another, but the third got away. Jenkins pursues leads that take them from the Smoky Mountains to middle Tennessee and then to southeast Kentucky coal country. –A Novelette
Nothing Fitz
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 15. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
An officer is murdered on the air base near Prospect, Tennessee. A sergeant is found standing over the body holding a bloody wrench, but OSI Agent Roxanne Wallace thinks the evidence against the defendant is too sketchy. She enlists help from Prospect Police Chief Sam Jenkins and this odd couple jump through hoops to determine whether Master Sergeant Michael Fitzgerald really killed his captain.
The Swan Tattoo
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Series: Sam Jenkins Novelette Mysteries, Book 16. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 by MindWingsAudio. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Jerome Lee, owner of the Magic Panda, a new Chinese restaurant in Prospect, suspiciously has a finger cut off. Three days later, he’s found hanging from a second floor landing in his home, a suicide note only a few feet away. But Police Chief Sam Jenkins thinks Mr. Lee was the victim of a loan shark and triad leader.