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.
Thirteen of his Sam Jenkins mystery novelettes have been produced as audio books and simultaneously published as eBooks.
His first full-length novel, A NEW PROSPECT, ( in print and eBook) was named best mystery of 2011 at the Independant Publishers Book Awards and is currently a finalist in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards and has been nominated for a Montaigne Medal. A second novel, A LEPRECHAUN'S LAMENT, will debut in print on March 15, 2012, with a third, HEROE"S & LOVERS, scheduled for release late in 2012.
Travel, Photography, Colonial American history
Various animal rights organizations
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