Fast-paced, gritty, and suspenseful Crime Thriller Set on the Lower East Side During 1950-60

An Award-Winning Thriller, Crime, and Suspense Author

Writing Riveting Thriller Crime Stories That Will Keep You Hooked

“I write to entertain and move my readers and to unmask a world unfamiliar to most.” – NICK CHIARKAS

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"In this city, you can have anything you want if you kill the right four people."

~Nunzio Sabino

In Weepers, Angelo and his gang, with a bit of help from his beloved "uncle" Nunzio Sabino, defeated the notorious Satan's Knights.

Now, in this standalone sequel to Weepers, it's 1960 and Nunzio is still the most powerful organized crime boss in New York City, protecting what's his with political schemes and 'business' deals. Against this backdrop of Mafia turf wars, local gang battles, and political power plays in the mayoral election, the bodies begin stacking up. An unlikely assassin arrives fresh from Naples after killing a top member of the Camorra to avenge the murder of her family. She blends seamlessly into the neighborhood and with the focus on the threat from the Satan's Knights, no one suspects that Angelo's father and Nunzio are next on her hit list. Nunzio has lived his entire life by the mantra; Be a fox when there are traps and a lion when there are wolves. Will Nunzio be a lion in time?

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"When I hear the beast, I'm always frightened, but I run toward his growl." - Award-Winning Novel


NYPD cop killing in 1957 has unexpected ties to a young father’s disappearance in 1951.

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What Readers Are Saying

"Weepers is a page-turning murder mystery and a fascinating look at New York in the 1950s... It makes you want to crawl into the book and not come out."

- Mitch Henck, The All-New Mitch Henck Show

"A magnificent debut! This riveting suspense novel grabbed me on page one with its secrets, danger, and emotional power and kept it up all the way to the terrific ending with its twists and turns. Weepers has made my list of recommended novels."

- Christine DeSmet, Mystery author and director of Write-by-the-Lake

"Weepers deserves a large audience; it reads like a dream and moves like a bullet. It will break your heart and leave you hoarse from cheering."

- Doug Moe, author, and Wisconsin State Journal reporter

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About the Author


If you love fast-paced action, thriller, crime, and drama, Nick Chiarkas delivers it all.

NICK CHIARKAS’ extensive legal and law enforcement background allows him to write from a place of powerful personal experience. He doesn’t just write about crime and mystery. He’s lived it.

Nick grew up during the 1950s in the Al Smith Projects on the Lower East Side of New York City where Nunzio's Way and Weepers take place.