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REVIEW: I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Lt. Joe Kenda

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*No Major Spoilers*

Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, star of Homicide Hunter, shares his deepest, darkest, and never before revealed case files from his 19 years as a homicide detective. 

Are you horrified yet fascinated by abhorrent murders? Do you crave to know the gory details of these crimes, and do you seek comfort in the solving of the most gruesome? In I WILL FIND YOU, the star of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda shares his deepest, darkest, and never-before-revealed case files from his two decades as a homicide detective and reminds us that crimes like these are very real and can happen even in our own backyards.

Gruesome, macabre, and complex cases. Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won’t be able to look away. The tales in I WILL FIND YOU will shock you like the best horror stories-divulging insights into the actions, motivations, and proclivities of nature’s most dangerous species. Don’t mind the blood.

Let me start off by saying, Homicide Hunter is one of my favorite shows on Investigation Discovery. Lt. Kenda’s dry and morbid sense of humor makes me chuckle. His catchphrase: “Oh, my my” is how you know he found the bad guy!

This autobiography is Lt. Kenda’s retelling of some of his stories and cases that aren’t TV friendly. True Crime has never bothered me since I’ve been interested in the subject. I always joke that in a different life I could have been an F.B.I. agent.

If you are able to listen to the audiobook of this memoir, I would highly recommend the audiobook. Lt. Kenda narrates his memoir just as if he was talking on the TV. It’s an easy listening and just as enjoyable as reading the book itself.

Some of my favorite stories involved bar brawls that quickly got out of hand. Alcohol and pure rage can turn any man into an unstoppable monster. Just imagining bar patrons and the police fighting in one big mess humors me for some reason.

I would recommend this memoir for those that love true crime and the show Homicide Hunter. Also if you love a good policeman’s stories, this memoir is perfect for you!

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Going to Retropalooza!

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I’ll be leaving for my once-a-year trip to Arlington, TX for Retropalooza on Friday. A retro video game convention, where nerds and geeks can get together and enjoy sharing the same interests.

This will be my third year going. Each year I enjoy it more and more. The people you meet are just there to have fun, just like you are. The guests are popular Youtubers that either play video games or discuss video games in general.

As always I’m going to be bringing plenty of reading materials, both ebooks and audiobooks. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things by the time I get back!

Thanks for everything guys, I know it’s taking me a while to get back to reviewing. I appreciate your patience.

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DISCUSSION: Podcasts

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I’ve been listening to podcasts off and on through the past several years. I originally started watching some of my favorite YouTuber personalities that also made podcasts. I eventually lost interest in those and moved on to the next thing that would help me sleep at night.

Now back in the world of podcasts, my new favorite genre I’ve been thoroughly been enjoying is the true crime genre. I’ve always been intrigued by crime and criminal behavior. If I could join the FBI, I would. However, with my mental health problems, I don’t think I’d make it too far. I’ll just leave the tough work to the pros.

So this is my new “sleeping aide” for now. I change these from time to time depending on situations that are out of my control.

So please share what podcast you enjoy listening to! I’d enjoy some recommendations for some new ones to enjoy and listen to!

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REVIEW: The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea

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*No Major Spoilers*

On a hot summer night in Montauk, the bodies of two local bar patrons are discovered in the dunes, torn to shreds, their identities unrecognizable. . .

In another part of town, a woman’s backyard is invaded by four terrifying creatures that defy any kind of description. What’s clear is that they’re hostile–and they’re ravenous. . .

With every sunset the terror rises again, infecting residents with a virus no one can cure. The CDC can’t help them; FEMA can’t save them. But each savage attack brings Suffolk County Police Officer Gray Dalton one step closer to the shocking source of these unholy creations. Hidden on nearby Plum Island, a U.S. research facility has been running top-secret experiments. What they created was never meant to see the light of day. Now, a vacation paradise is going straight to hell.

I am a fan of conspiracy theories and the occult. This book is based on the conspiracy theory that the government is bioengineering creatures to be a better weapon of war. This book feeds into this conspiracy and blows it out of the water!

There’s violence, blood and gore, and some sex. A perfect guilty pleasure monster movie read!

I enjoyed this novel even though it was a bit silly and ridiculous. It was over the top and an exciting read. This was a nice read after all of the more serious books I have been reading lately.

My only complaint is that there are too many characters. I understand that the author wanted to demonstrate just how chaotic the city of Montauk had become. I still couldn’t keep up with most of them except for the main characters.

If you are looking for a guilty pleasure read, I would highly recommend The Montauk Monster by Hunter Shea. It’s fast-paced action, and even when things seem to slow down, they won’t be for long.