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September 19, 2014

VENGEANCE IS MINE by Harry James Krebs


                                    -ROMANS 12:19

A Benjamin Tucker Mystery
Vol One
Harry James Krebs
 Kerry Holjes, Editor
Driven by a traumatic, violent event in his teenage years, Benjamin Tucker, bestselling true crime author, is obsessed with helping authorities solve savage crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina.  When  aseries of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn into the investigation to help bring the killer to justice. But in a bizarre twist of events, the psychopathic  murderer becomes fascinated with Tucker and stalks him, presenting him with unimaginable, grotesque gifts.  The hunt for the killer turns personal and Tucker isn't sure if he's become the killer's idol or his next victim.

Vengeance is Mine, a gripping thriller with a healthy dose of droll  humor, is a tale of sadistic revenge guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

  • Series: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery
  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Peak City Publishing LLC; 1 edition (January 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935711369
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935711360
Harry James Krebs
 Harry James Krebs was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. 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. The author and his wife currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their Chihuahua, Lucille.

 How could anyone not fall for Ben Tucker?  Sure he has his imperfections, but that's what makes Ben, Ben. And of course there's Oscar, rather low slung and they're not exactly the perfect pair but put together a funny Dachshund and the fascinating Ben and you've got the perfect team.This is a MUST read. No exaggeration, you must read this Vol. One and then wait for the next.  
This is a wonderful story told by Mr. Krebs with characters that are so real, you'll find yourself right there with them. Ben is a little wacky at times and then he can be a super smart reporter, it just depends on which mood he's in. Then there's Oscar and Oscar is, well rather royalty... There is Roberta, queen of the kitchen and great cook overall.  She's rather a momma while at the same time she runs things.  She puts fear in anyone who enters her kitchen and yet at the same time she is appreciated and everyone cares for her.
Ben's second wife, beautiful and rich is CEO of one of the largest clothiers that was willed to her when her father died.  She's good at her job.  She loves her Ben and her daughter along with Ben's daughter.  She's a multi taker and good at it. Then enters, Miss Nora, Maggie's mother whom you have to just love.  She is a little bit of a drinker.. These are a few that you can love.  Now we get down to the nitty gritty.
Plum..Who has destroyed so many people.  A Serial Murderer.  He is getting nearer and nearer to Ben and his family.    He brings murder and evil to Ben's front door.
This is where the author gets you to turning those pages as fast as fast can get.  You absolutely can't stop reading.  You're wondering if any of the characters that you love in the book will be the victims of Plum.  You have to find out.
You have to know.  When you finally reach that last page you know that you have to have more of Mr. Krebs story.  You don't know if you can wait for that second book but you have to.A wonderful murder mystery full of suspense, love,  lovable characters, evil characters and that one quality that makes for a good book; you the reader want more.

I was given a complimentary copy of VENGEANCE IS MINE from the author, Harry James Krebs for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.



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