Wayne Zurl grew up on Long Island and retired after twenty years with the Suffolk County Police Department, one of the largest municipal law enforcement agencies in New York and the nation. For thirteen of those years he served as a section commander supervising investigators. He is a graduate of SUNY, Empire State College and served on active duty in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later in the reserves. Zurl left New York to live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his wife, Barbara.
Twenty-seven (27) of his Sam Jenkins novelette mysteries have been published as eBooks and many produced as audio books.
His full-length novels are: A NEW PROSPECT, A LEPRECHAUN’S LAMENT, HEROES & LOVERS, and PIGEON RIVER BLUES.
Two new novels, A TOUCH OF MORNING CALM and A CAN OF WORMS are scheduled for release in 2016. A third, HONOR AMONG THIEVES, is on tap for 2017.
Zurl has won Eric Hoffer and Indie Book Awards, and was named a finalist for a Montaigne Medal and First Horizon Book Award. He is an active member of the International Thriller Writers and a member of the Author’s Guild of Tennessee.
For more information on Wayne’s Sam Jenkins mystery series see www.waynezurlbooks.net. You may read excerpts, reviews and endorsements, interviews, coming events, and see photos of the area where the stories take place.
on June 09, 2017 :
Great read. Intelligent but not intellectual. The main character is cool, normal. I don't want to "spoiler alert" but I like that everything is not perfect in the end. I could do without the attempts at transcribing strong accents but enjoyed it regardless
(review of free book)
on Dec. 18, 2016 :
A halfway decent police procedural that takes place in a small southern town. New sheriff comes to town and…
Oh wait! That's from the standard western novel.
No, in this case a retired New York cop takes the job of police chief and is immediately faced with the first local murder since the Civil War. Or something. He doesn't solve it but that's okay.
Not bad writing except for two teensie-weensie items. First, far too much dialect, both Suthrun and N'yawk. Second… let me explain via an old joke.
Q: Why don't donkeys go to college?
A: Because nobody likes a smart burro.
(review of free book)