W.L. Ripley

W.L. Ripley

W.L. Ripley is the author of two critically acclaimed mystery series, one featuring Wyatt Storme, an Ex-NFL star and atavistic cowboy, and the other featuring Cole Springer, an enigmatic ex-secret service agent.

Ripley is a native Missourian who has been a sportswriter, a successful high school and college basketball coach, and well-respected educator. He enjoys watching football and playing golf, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying a good cigar when his wife, Penny, allows it. He’s a father, grandfather, and unapologetic Schnauzer lover.

Ripley writes daily from his Western Missouri home. He’s also busy crafting a new Wyatt Storme novel and developing another series of books with two new heroes.

 

Books by W.L. Ripley

Hail Storme – Audiobook

Hail Storme - Audiobook

The audiobook edition of W.L. Ripley's novel, read by J. Rodney Turner

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Eye of the Storme

Eye of the Storme

Wyatt Storme investigates the rape of a young co-ed in Branson, Missouri in this action-packed, third adventure in the series.

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Storme Front

Storme Front

To help a desperate friend, ex-footballer Wyatt Storme and his hard-charging buddy Chick Easton ride shotgun on an illegal gun shipment...and things go very wrong. The second novel in the action-packed series.

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Reviews For W.L. Ripley

Writing Storme: Neon, Tough Guys, and the New Nashville 5.0

Ripley is the blue-collar Elmore Leonard, toiling in the workaday world of the genre mainstream but turning out finely crafted caper novels featuring nimble, fast-talking protagonists who see larceny as an opportunity for good clean fun.

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Writing Storme: Neon, Tough Guys, and the New Nashville 5.0

Ripley succeeds in creating characters about whom we care

Washington Times

Writing Storme: Neon, Tough Guys, and the New Nashville 5.0

For those of us who still feel an ache for the immortal John D, there might finally be a replacement on the horizon.

Tampa Tribune

Writing Storme: Neon, Tough Guys, and the New Nashville 5.0

His dialogue sparkles, with nearly every scene having a clever reversal in it that approaches poetry.

Jeremiah Healy

Writing Storme: Neon, Tough Guys, and the New Nashville 5.0

Ripley is a powerhouse in the mystery field.

Tulsa World

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