The Canary Who Couldn’t Fly

By John Nuckel | March 2, 2022

Did Jeffrey Epstein killed himself? He knew bad things about very important people. He rubbed elbows with royalty, business leaders and presidents. Did a notorious pedophile under 24 hour watch…

History is Current Events in the Past.

By John Nuckel | October 13, 2021

The FBI spread disinformation through the media. White nationalists were marching in the streets. Men were spotted wearing clothing showing their support of the holocaust. A large group had gathered…


By John Nuckel | September 8, 2021

My first hero was Bud Harrelson the Mets shortstop. I played the same position in little league and wore his number 3.Later in life I replaced Buddy with Jackie Robinson.…

Going into business with Meyer Lansky

By John Nuckel | July 20, 2021

DA Thomas Dewey smiled. This time it had an ominous effect. “I want to be sure you  understand what it means that your potential real estate partner met with mister…

The Harlem Hellfighters

By John Nuckel | August 14, 2020

Photo: Some of the men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action.” Left to right. Front row: Pvt. Ed Williams, Herbert Taylor, Pvt. Leon…

Game Six

By John Nuckel | July 31, 2020

A recent episode of the new show “This is Us” focused on the family’s tradition of rooting for the Pittsburg Steelers. I was touched because I have two long standing…

Drive audiobook – sneak peek!

By John Nuckel | June 10, 2020

I’m very excited to share the news that my Drive, the first book in my Volunteers series, is being turned into an audiobook! The talented Garfield Maitland is narrating and I…

Launch of Harlem Rhapsody

By John Nuckel | May 28, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the Historical Novel Society hosted the Facebook Live launch of event of my latest book, Harlem Rhapsody. During the event I talke about the Jazz Age in…

Nine Shiny Dimes

By John Nuckel | January 27, 2020

I’ve been in the financial industry for 37 years. I’ve screamed in the trading pits and presented financial plans in board rooms. In all those years there has been one…

I don’t care!!

By John Nuckel | December 17, 2019

Those words were the beginning of the end to my career on Wall Street. It was the first time I realized that everything I had learned about my profession would…


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Charles and Belle at the Cotton Club (Upcoming Book Sample)

Charles didn’t have to approach Belle. A few minutes after he walked back to the warehouse, one of the bottlers ...
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Joe Doyle (Upcoming Book Sample)

Meet Joe Doyle. A character in my upcoming book who’s story is based on my Grandfather, Joe McNally. A proud ...
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A Night at the Cotton Club (Upcoming Book Sample)

All of Harlem was buzzing over Ellington and his band. He had been playing over a week but tonight was ...
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Breaking noses

By the time he was nineteen Owney Madden was running the Gopher Gang. He got to that level because he ...
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Would you like a bag for that?

I’ve been asked that question three times this weekend. First time was when I was checking out at the grocery ...
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I don’t know if I like that guy

I’ve heard that a lot about the main character in my first three books. In fact, most opinions are more ...
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Garbage Pickin’

I put out the recyclables last night and this morning I saw a man on my Manhattan street who collects ...
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Harder than it seemed

“That was harder than it seemed.” How many times have you heard that? A lot I would think. You know ...
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Trip Fiction Article

Talking Location With… author John Nuckel: Martha’s Vineyard 22nd February 2018 #TalkingLocationWith… author John Nuckel: Martha’s Vineyard where his novel “Drive” ...
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Take the Stairs

Frank sat on a bench looking out at the Hudson River. He was in rehab, again. The facility was just ...
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