Nebraska Authors

James Overturf

AKA: Jim Overturf

Born 1940 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Jim Overturf was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He moved to Southern California in the mid 1950s where he went to school and then traveled the world building power plants as an engineer/project manager. After he retired he took up writing amateur sleuth mysteries. He eventually moved back to Lincoln, Nebraska where he currently resides with his wife Karen.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Southern California


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Engineering Mathematics, 1964
Master of Business Administration in Management


Engineering Manager


Kings Rapids: A Kurt Maxxon Mystery. 2009.
Carpentier Falls: A Kurt Maxxon Mystery. 2010.
Gunning for the Finish: A Kurt Maxxon Mystery. 2011.
Dead Man Talking: An Alisa Sharpe Mystery. 2014.

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