Andrew G. Nelson

Andrew Nelson is a retired twenty-two year veteran law enforcement officer, including twenty years with the New York City Police Department. He is a mystery / suspense author who draws from his career and personal experiences in crafting his characters and stories.

Author Biography

Andrew Nelson is a retired twenty-two year Law Enforcement Officer. He spent twenty years with the New York City Police Department, where he attained the ranks of Police Officer, Detective and Sergeant. During his career with the NYPD he served several years with the elite Intelligence Division. He retired in 2005. After his retirement he served for two years as the Jail Administrator for the Christian County Sheriff's Office.

He has been a motivational speaker at numerous religious, academic and civic gatherings, speaking on the subject of faith and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center complex on September 11th, 2001.

He is the author of several mystery / suspense novels, including: Perfect Pawn, Queen's Gambit & Small Town Secrets.

Books by Andrew G. Nelson

Small Town Secrets (An Alex Taylor Novel Book 1)


Former NYPD sergeant, Alex Taylor, gets a second shot at redemption when she takes a job as chief of police in a small New Hampshire city. But when a missing girl is found floating in the lake, Alex will have to use all of her investigative abilities to unravel the mystery, as each clue leads to another in a growing spider web that grips the idyllic town.

Queen's Gambit (A James Maguire Novel Book 2)


Hunting the mysterious serial killer was like trying to catch a ghost and now retired NYPD detective, James Maguire, has an even bigger problem to deal with, as he accepts an offer to return to the NYPD. Can Maguire find the elusive killer before the city is ripped apart by a wave of terror?

Perfect Pawn (A James Maguire Novel Book 1)


Retired NYPD detective, James Maguire, returns to his former hometown, in upstate NY, to help locate his missing former HS sweetheart, but when he arrives he discovers that no one is interested in finding the missing woman, not even her husband, the local sheriff. As each clue is uncovered it becomes apparent that a much bigger game is in play. In the end, it might be Maguire who is the one with the real target on his back.