Book Review-Vengeance is Mine (Benjamin Tucker Mystery)-Harry James Krebs | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Vengeance is Mine (Benjamin Tucker Mystery)-Harry James Krebs

Friday, October 3, 2014

This is the first book I have ever read by this author and I definitely enjoyed reading it. It is a psychological murder mystery which will keep you turning the pages wondering what is going to come next. Benjamin Tucker is a bestselling true crime writer who occasionally helps the authorities in solving crimes. He is also divorced with a daughter he loves but she lives with his ex. He has recently married a VERY rich women who also has a teenage daughter who he gets along with. (the two teens do as well!)--but the money truly means nothing to him. When women begin to be found-decapitated-the police ask for his assistance.

There are several characters that I fell in love with--Roberta, the feisty cook and the detective Netter-whose language was from the gutter but whose heart was in the right place, and who loved getting Benjamin "upset" And then there was the FBI profiler-Special Agent Lainie MacKenzie.

I will leave you with these thoughts--why in heavens name does the killer identify with Benjamin. Who is helping the killer and why? Are they able to stop this killer? I am going to try and read the other books in this series. Although this was not the first it can definitely be read as a stand alone.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

2014 GOLD Readers' Favorite for Mystery/Murder

Lex Allen, Reviewer for Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: "One often reads blurbs and reviews that talk about “fast paced”, “edge of your seat suspense” or “I couldn’t put it down.” In some cases these phrases are a bit exaggerated; in the instance of Vengeance is Mine by Harry James Krebs these phrases become understatements. This murder-mystery suspense thriller is among the very best I’ve read so far this year."

Driven by a traumatic, violent event in his teenage years, Benjamin Tucker, a true crime author and amateur detective, is obsessed with solving crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina. When a series of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn in to the investigation. The hunt for the killer becomes personal and Tucker isn’t sure if he’s become the killer’s idol or his next victim.

Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

After receiving his BA in applied physics from Aurora University in Illinois, Harry spent thirty-seven years with United States Department of Energy Contractors as a senior mechanical engineer. He designed, built, maintained, and operated large experimental detectors for high-energy physics experiments at national laboratories such as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Superconducting Super Collider, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University.

Krebs always wanted to write mystery novels, but his engineering career left him little time to write until now. His first novel, Fractured Persona, is based on a recurring dream where he would wake up in someone else's body and life.

The author and his wife currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their Chihuahua, Lucille.


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Jenn said...

This would make a great stocking stuffer for my hubby. He loves these murder mysteries

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a fantastic book. I Love all your detailed reviews!!

Literary Winner said...

This looks like it's right up my alley! I love psychological crime thrillers.

Monica said...

Psychological murder mystery? This one sounds intense and also the sort of book that I would have difficulty putting down!

Czjai said...

Sounds like an exciting read! I love books with all sorts of twists and turns in the plot. :)

April - My Bizarre Family said...

Sounds like a very interesting read! My hubby and I both love reading murder mysteries (among other types of books). Will check this out! Thanks.

Scott said...

My wife is into murder mysteries, I'll have to ask her if she's heard of this author. She might enjoy it!

Jessica said...

I love reading psychological thrillers. I will check this one out. I am in-between books right now.

Unknown said...

Great review once again! I think I would really enjoy and be freaked out at the same time while I read this!

Unknown said...

My goodness, this is the kind of book that gives me nightmares...because I read too late at night LOL Who are we kidding, I'd still read it!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love murder mysteries so I would definitely love this one too. I will have to get this book. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I've never read this book before, I would love to give it a read.

Erika said...

Sounds very suspenseful. Boy I haven't read a mystery novel for a very long time!

Maria said...

I love a good suspense novel! I'm going to check more into it. I usually buy books my mother can read when i'm done.

mail4rosey said...

My mom loves these kind of books. This would be a great gift idea for her!!

Katrina Kroeplin said...

looks like a really great book, i'll have to add it to the list.

C. Mahan said...

I'm a sucker for a good psychological thriller. I'll have to add this one to my Amazon wish list. I have not heard of this author so thanks for this review.

Anonymous said...

i love murder mysteries. I'll have to add this to my wishlist

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