Thursday, November 24, 2011

A New Prospect by Wayne Zurl - Book Review & Giveaway: Nurture Tour Stop

Sam Jenkins never thought about being a fish out of water during the twenty years he spent solving crimes in New York. But things change, and after retiring to Tennessee, he gets that feeling. Jenkins becomes a cop again and is thrown headlong into a murder investigation and a steaming kettle of fish, down-home style. The victim, Cecil Lovejoy, couldn't have deserved it more. His death was the inexorable result of years misspent and appears to be no great loss, except the prime suspect is Sam's personal friend. Jenkins' abilities are attacked when Lovejoy's influential widow urges politicians to reassign the case to state investigators. Feeling like "a pork chop at a bar mitzvah" in his new workplace, Sam suspects something isn't kosher when the family tries to force him out of the picture. In true Jenkins style, Sam turns common police practice on its ear to insure an innocent man doesn't fall prey to an imperfect system and the guilty party receives appropriate justice. A NEW PROSPECT takes the reader through a New South resolutely clinging to its past and traditional way of keeping family business strictly within the family.


Read my full 5 star review on Night Owl Reviews

Here's the first paragraph

Written in a humorous, witty, conversational style; this book was an absolute pleasure to read. I love a character that is not afraid to take on the bullies of the world, who knows when to cajole a response and when to demand results. Sam Jenkins is loyal, tenacious and unimpressed with the trappings of wealth and power. His is an honest conscience backed by experience, made stronger by his own personal high ethical code.


Enter HERE and comment for a chance to win either a print or digital copy of A New Prospect.
Only entries with "ship to" addresses in the US or Canada are eligible for the print copy. The digital giveaway is open globally. Qualified winners will be chosen using This giveaway ends on the last day of the tour, December 16th 11:59PM CST.

Special Note:  Mr Zurl will return here on December 14th. We'll have an Interview and more,  mark your calendars now you won't want to miss it. 

  • November 25th – Lindsay H @ Everyday Is An Adventure

  • November 29th – Bobbie @ NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz™ Blog

  • November 30th – Morgen B. @ Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog

  • and More in December
    See the Author Tour Page and full Tour Schedule

    Find out about how you can book your Virtual Book Tour with Nurture Virtual Book Tourz



    Connie said...

    I love the review of this book. I think that every book needs a bit of humor in it to make it appear more realistic. The remark about a "pork chop at a bar mitzvah" is hysterical. I'm truly looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing!

    Lexi said...

    Sometimes your job just wont leave you alone...
    This book sounds great, and you wrote a great review for it! A writer with some good humor and an easy flow.

    Wayne Zurl said...

    Hi Laurie,
    Thanks for reviewing A NEW PROSPECT and inviting me to meet your fans. And thanks Connie and Lexi for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

    Hellen said...

    This book sounds great! And your review is very good. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Lorane Leavy said...

    Born & raised in Brooklyn, NY, I feel attached to people who get transplanted to'Dixie' as the Navy wrenched us from NY & PA to VA. Unlike Sam, "fish out of water" doesn;t begin to describe my reaction. (I was drowning in "y'all come backs", "have a nice days" & the charade that paraded as 'hospitality'.) Looks like Sam was the better man - told it like it was/ought to be. It took me 35 yrs to get into THAT game. I just ignored them; enjoyed being the pig @ my basmitvah. So, reading A NEW PROSPECT is going to be more than enjoyable. It will be tutorial. Had it been written in the 70's, could have skipped a few ulcers.

    Vickie Adair said...

    I've been following Wayne for a while now, and I'm truly looking forward to reading this book. Humor is great in any genre! - Oh, and I am from the South!

    Laurie said...

    Hi Vickie....I agree! I've always lived in the south or the west, also....Indiana is as far north as I've ever lived for any stretch of time. (didn't care much for the cold, dreary days there) LOL.

    Nancy said...

    My family moved north when I was quite young but I love southern fiction.

    sweety said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


    Rebecca said...

    This sounds like a great story. Would love a chance to read it!

    susan said...

    The sound of your book is teasing me..I hope to be entered for the contest if I can have a choice I perfer the print copy as I don't have an ereader. susan Leech Happy Holidays.

    Carol M said...

    I love murder mysteries and this one sounds really good! I'd love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

    Andrea said...

    Murder mysteries were what I read when I started reading adult books around 12 yrs. old.
    As I live in the south, I like that it's set in Tennessee.


    Jaclyn Cotton said...

    Thanks for a great giveaway! This book sounds intriguing! I also belong to Book Blogs and Nurture Your Books on NING!
    Happy Holidays!

    deanna_boocock said...

    What strikes me about your review is that you described the characters as real. So many books today have shallow or non-plausible characters. I would love to try this one out.

    Laurie said...

    Congrats to the giveaway winners. Hellen is the winner of a digital copy of A New Prospect and deanna_boocock won the drawing for the print copy.