Reviews: Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders
What readers say about Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders
 
A Mystery on Many Levels
     Frank Hopkins spins a tale that begins one place and takes you to another as the story unfolds. A photographer finds interest in old houses in the countryside where properties are low value and the houses are forgotten and left to decay. He steps on rotten boards exposing a skeleton and discovering the source of a deadly virus. So, we have an outbreak menace story, right? Wrong. As a smart, tough policewoman becomes involved, we have a cold case story about who the skeleton represented and now have a murder mystery. The murderers are alive and remain dangerous. The photographer and the policewoman begin a relationship and you want to know where that goes. Jack Coppley on November 4, 2017

I fell in love with the two main characters
     Once I started this book I could not put it down. I fell in love with the two main characters. The story moved fast so you don't have time to get bored. The characters, the locations and the events were all believable. This is the third book of Mr. Hopkins that I have read and am now starting on the fourth. This gentleman is definitely my new favorite author. Bonnie P Cashell on January 4, 2018

Good Story, Especially for Delawareans!
This was a fast moving mystery and easy to read, with no dull chapters. I found the subject matter enlightening as well. Carol70 on February 5, 2018

Skeletons in the basement and closet
Frank Hopkins has managed to reach back in time to rekindle old hates and awaken fears in his latest novel, Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders. Beauty, skill and toughness in the person of State Police Detective Margaret Hoffman, former U. S. Marine, combine with modern police forensics to solve decades old murders involving the CIA. Threading her way through the trail of skeletons, she falls in love with Paul O'Hare, a retired history professor, who initially discovered the skeletons, only to become a suspect. Follow the trail of mystery, motive and murder that abounded on college campuses of the 1970s. Amazon Customer on October 13, 2017

Unpredictable...Informative...Entertaining
     Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders is a complex murder mystery which holds you captive from the onset .Hopkins' hero begins an unforgettable journey into the unknown with the discovery of a skeleton in an abandoned home .The story unfolds as he works in tandem with the Delaware State Police to ascertain the identity of the victim .It soon becomes clear that the political unrest of the Vietnam War is a pivotal piece of the puzzle. College campuses were a focal point of the peace movement and it was determined that the victim was a student at The University of Maryland during the 1970s. As a witness to the protest of the Vietnam War while attending the University of Maryland in 1970 Hopkins lends a personal aspect to his narrative, which is relevant in all of his books. Brimming with twists and turns! A Must Read! Linda D. on October 6, 2017

Another good read from Hopkins
     Hopkins shows us his versatility with a murder mystery this time. The story develops when a retired college professor stumbles across a dead body in an abandoned home he's researching. First, he's a suspect by the investigating female state police officer, he then becomes her lover. They follow leads across the Mid-Atlantic states to uncover a long-buried plot that began in the political unrest of the Vietnam War. Each chapter takes the reader deeper into this complex tale of intrigue. William Kennedy on October 21, 2017

Hatred between factions for and against the Viet Nam war didn't end when the war did
     In Frank Hopkins' new murder mystery Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders, a retired history professor pursues an unusual but innocent hobby-investigating and photographing abandoned homes in rural Delaware. His discovery of skeletons in the abandoned homes sets off a search for a serial killer that endangers his life as it reawakens the raging conflicts that took place on college campuses during the Viet Nam war years. Carole Ottesen on November 17, 2017.
 
Hard to put down!
     Such a devious mystery! Frank E. Hopkins has a way of weaving an intriguing story along with characters that stick in your head. By Kari on January 5, 2018

I enjoyed this captivating tale
I enjoyed this captivating tale. Mysteries are not normally my genre, but the author kept my attention throughout. Can't wait to read his next book! Diana M. on January 5, 2018

Another great book by Frank Hopkins
Frank Hopkins intriguing book Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders is a step-by step murder mystery. From the first page to the last, it is a fast paced story that is difficult to put down. The book starts innocently when Paul O'Hare, a retired history professor, stumbles upon skeletons in an abandoned house which he is photographing. Paul meets Detective Margaret Hoffman who is on the case using modern day forensics. Even though he becomes a suspect, Margaret Hoffman and Paul become lovers. Not only is this book a riveting tale of murder, but also has a great romance. Something for everyone! If you want an entertaining and unpredictable book, then this is definitely for you. S. Scarangella on March 11, 2018
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