A Leprechaun’s Lament: A Sam Jenkins Mystery

by Wayne Zurl

A stipulation of the Patriot Act gives Chief Sam Jenkins an easy job; investigate all the civilians working for the Prospect Police Department. But what looks like a routine chore to the gritty ex-New York detective, turns into a nightmare. Preliminary inquiries reveal that a middle-aged employee didn’t exist prior to 1975.

Murray McGuire spent the second half of his life repairing office equipment for the small city of Prospect, Tennessee, but the police can’t find a trace of the first half.

After uncovering nothing but dead ends during the background investigation and with frustrations running at flood level, Jenkins finds his subject lying face down in a Smoky Mountain creek bed—murdered assassination-style.

By calling in favors from old friends and new acquaintances, the chief uses resources developed during a lifetime in law enforcement to learn the true story of the man everyone called Typewriter Murray.

* SAM JENKINS MYSTERIES are stand-alone novels which can be read in any order.

Praise for Zurl

“Wayne Zurl does it again with this Sam Jenkins mystery. It begins as a simple task of vetting out the city employees and takes so many twists and turns your head will spin.”

“My first book by this author but not the last. Good characters with an excellent feel of the area, both the region and the people. Very authentic presentation of a small town police department and the personalities and politics behind the scenes.”

“Check out all of Wayne’s books. The man knows how to tell a story.”

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