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Making History Come Alive Through Fiction

Kirkus Review:
Grift, greed, corruption, and jazz swirl together in this reimagining of New York City’s Roaring ’20s. A well-written historical thriller filled with smoky backrooms, crime, sex, and iconic music. Our recommendation 'Get It'.

Harlem Rhapsody cover flat

Review:
John Nuckel builds on Roosevelt's real world Rough Riders and answers the question - what if they were here today? The flash-forwards and backs are impeccably placed as you jump from a gritty New York in the days of Tammany Hall to the modern day opulence of a Martha’s Vineyard compound. Characters are vivid, interesting and strong. Dialog and setting instantly adapt to time and place.

The premise is enchanting and episodic – I would hope there are more.

John Nuckel imagined a great story. He tells it well.

Drive Book one of the Volunteers Series

Review:
Another great read from John Nuckel.Five stars compared to Dickens or Hugo? Of course not! But a very strong five stars when put into the category of Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, David Baldacci and James Rollins. It's writing filled with testosterone, breathtaking surprises and wonderful characters. I see this trilogy as a series of motion pictures a la Bourne. While reading BLIND TRUST and the two novels that preceded it, I kept picturing someone like Ed Burns in the lead role. Gritty New York settings, tough, no nonsense characters...Ed Burns, contact Mr. Nuckel, before Clooney or Affleck discover it. This Nuckel creates a fist that knocks the air out of the reader. Bravo!

Blind Trust Book Three of the Rector Street Series

Kirkus Review:
A deranged killer comes to New York seeking vengeance in Nuckel’s (The Vig, 2011, etc.) latest thriller. A slow-burning story with a fiery climax that more than lives up to expectations.

Grit Book Two of the Rector Street Series

Kirkus Review:
In this debut thriller, a New York options trader finds himself in even a greater mess than the financial market. A taut thriller that cruises through the New York financial market, with all its blind curves and bumpy roadways, like a sports car. Our recommendation 'Get It'.

The Vig Book One of the Rector Street Series

Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed The Garden, by John Nuckel. Known for his thrillers, this book is a departure from that genre, entering into the metaphysical/spiritual. The Garden deals with souls, eternal love, letting go in order to move on, with a glimpse of what may come. It is a short story that is not short on substance. Read it and see.

The Garden

Review:
I love a short story that really blows your heart away. This is one of those. Highly recommend this nostalgic tale.

The Victory Grill

New York Author With a Passion for History

I am John Nuckel, and I am a New York-based writer. Most of my works are historical fiction, and my plots revolve around New York. New York is the primary setting for most of my books, and it gives me a strong base to develop the characters of my books.

John Nuckel

About Me

I am a writer with a passion for history. I love coming up with ideas and concepts focused on the history of New York. Visit my catalog and explore my books.

John Nuckel

My Books

I have authored many books, which include Blind Trust, Harlem Rhapsody, Grit, The Garden, and The Victory Grill. If you want to explore more books written by me, you can visit Amazon or the Catalog section of my website.