Today I am reviewing Killer Triggers by Joe Kenda. This was released on the 9th of March, published by Blackstone Publishing.
The most common triggers for homicide are fear, rage, revenge, money, lust, and, more rarely, sheer madness. This isn’t an exact science, of course. Any given murder can have multiple triggers. Sex and revenge seem to be common partners in crime. Rage, money, and revenge make for a dangerous trifecta of triggers, as well.
This book offers my memories of homicide cases that I investigated or oversaw. In each case, I examine the trigger that led to death. I chose this theme for the book because even though the why of a murder case may not be critical in an investigation, it can sometimes lead us to the killer.
And even if we solve a case without knowing the trigger, the why still intrigues us, disrupting our dreams and lingering in our minds, perhaps because each of us fears the demons that lie within our own psyche—the triggers waiting to be pulled.
I first became aware of now retired Lt. Joe Kenda through his television show Homicide Hunter, which is a real life account of the crimes that he investigated with a career that spanned 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Solving 356 out of the 387 crimes that Kenda and his team investigated, Killer Triggers takes the reader through some of these cases, in particular those that were motivated by sex, money and drugs. For a true crime fan, this book and his previous, I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime, is a must read penned by an amazing man who stopped at nothing to bring justice for the victims and their families.
Thank you to Joe Kenda, Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Killer Triggers, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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