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The Mystery of Jessica Benson [Kindle Edition]

C.K. Laurence
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jessica Benson is hot, beautiful, bisexual, and dead. Her life and death intersects the drama of a professional football team and the detectives who are on the case. The story takes place in Miami Beach, Florida. The author, C. K. Laurence, has been a student of crime activity and weaves an exciting tale of mystery and intrigue, and creates an unexpected ending to a suspenseful adventure. Ms. Laurence is a long-time rowdy Miami Dolphins football fan and uses her knowledge of the sport to develop a side-story that rings true in football culture. The book moves quickly from hot Miami Beach parties to the football field to the murder scene. Look out! The ending is a shocker!

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About the Author

Novelist, C.K. Laurence, who lives in and writes about steamy South Florida, holds a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University and has worked professionally for The University of Miami Hurricane Football Team. She is known for her quick wit and competitive spirit. Her passion for football runs through her mysteries. C.K. has also worked as an intern with the Miami Heat.
In addition to her experience in football and basketball, C.K. spent numerous hours tirelessly interviewing homicide detectives and CSI personnel, to learn the nuances of criminal investigation. Her riveting plot lines, brought to life by great characters, run through twists and turns to a shocking finale! 
C.K. believes that all of life is truly a mystery, but dreams often come true. Her greatest successes have come as she grows older--through patience and tenacity. "The older I get, the more I accomplish," she has said, and truly believes "the best is yet to come!"
The restaurants in THE MYSTERY OF JESSICA BENSON are actual South Florida eateries that C.K. patronizes and recommends that you try them when you are in the area. Be sure to mention you read about them in one of C.K.'s novels, where they are highly recommended...

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  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E9N67MO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,549 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touchdown! July 27, 2013
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As an avid murder mystery reader I am always excited to find one set in my city or state. It really adds something when you have been to the places the characters are moving through. That said, even if you have never been to Miami you will LOVE this book. Exotic setting...check. Engaging plot....check. Interesting characters.......check. Twisted surprise ending........CHECK. An easy and exciting read I enjoyed from beginning to end. I highly recommend you pick it up, download it, upload it or whatever just start reading and you will be hooked, or should I say tackled!?!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, steamy, Miami mystery September 15, 2013
The Mystery of Jessica Benson is a hot, steamy and fun ride through the heart of the Miami sports scene. The author takes us behind the ropes of professional football, using it as the vehicle to tell an extremely interesting story.

Jessica Benson is a beautiful young woman. She's the girlfriend of the Miami team quarterback, and she's killed early in the book. But that's not the last we hear of Jessica. He story is unwound slowly throughout the book, spinning off new suspects as each new layer of her story is unveiled. She's the most interesting murder victim I've read about in years, and she adds spice, to an already simmering mystery.

The hero of the story is Police Detective Karen Brandt, a beautiful woman in her own right. She has her own battles to fight while trying to find the killer. Karen Brandt a delightful addition to the Florida crime fiction scene and I hope the author has plans for a follow up novel. If she does, I'll be standing in line to read it.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please write more books!!! September 22, 2012
I loved this book!! It was hard to put down and a thrill to look forward to picking up again!! I loved the characters and I thought the way the story developed was at a perfect pace. Living in Miami it was fun to know almost exactly where the characters were. I was totally surprised by who the culprit ended up being!!! I really hope the author writes more books - I would definitely read all of them!!!
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65 of 81 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars language December 27, 2013
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This books language is not suited for anyone offended by constant cussing. It was difficult to read because of that. But I have to admit once I got started I wanted to know who did it. What a twist. That was excellent. So if you can get through the constant cussing you and x-rated conversations you will enjoy the plot.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read July 8, 2013
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What a great mystery this is. While I am not much of a reader, once I read the first page of Jessica's mystery I could not put it down. I finished it on Sunday after starting Saturday. Being raised in Miami may have helped but Jessica's mystery is a Great story... There is great character development by the author and of course, the ending provides the great choice of perp. When is your next book coming out?
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C.K. Does it again! September 24, 2012
By VFerny
If you haven't heard about this author, it's time you dove into one of her riveting works: The Quarterback's Demons or this piece right here. She has a knack for developing a story that many can relate to and understand; even if your football knowledge is slim-to-none like mine! This book will get a grip on you until you turn the last page and let out that breath you hadn't even realized you were holding in! Also, as a Miami native, it's pretty cool to know exactly where these characters were in a particular moment, or where they were having dinner. It almost makes me think I'll run into them!

Bottom line, this is a GREAT READ!
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Excellent, Excellent Mystery Novel September 27, 2013
By HarryD
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Great story. Hard to put down. The ending, as in all good mystery novels, has a surprise twist. This one was better than most, never saw it coming. If you like fast moving mystery novels, this is a must for your collection.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Murder of Jessica Benson" September 28, 2012
"The Murder of Jessica Benson",a must read if you love mystery novels that keep you intrigued and entertained to the very end. Set in Miami, author C.K. Laurence has a unique talent of giving her characters authenticity in their respective fields; from star football quarterback of the Miami Demons to a female detective on the Miami police force. C.K. weaves a web of intrigue that will keep you turning pages well into the night.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery of Jessica Benson
Captivating reading about murder, drugs, intricate relationships and the law. A short book to read. Recommend the book for adults.
Published 14 hours ago by Dr. Hennie van Rensburg
1.0 out of 5 stars Pass on this one
Some of the most ridiculous dialogue I've ever read In a book. I kept asking myself why I was still reading, so finally I stopped.
Published 9 days ago by Jen P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I enjoyed reading this, kept me entertained. Like how the characters interacted with each other and how it had a nice twist
Published 16 days ago by Alan Arnold
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good book but for writer that has worked in the ...
Very good book but for writer that has worked in the industry it was almost comical at her lack of football knowledge as it translated into the book. Still a very good read!!
Published 24 days ago by Bob
4.0 out of 5 stars keeps you guessing
A real whodunit that has you guessing right up to the final chapters and really surprises you at the end.
Published 1 month ago by Susan J. Gainoutdinov
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 1 month ago by Lori
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenful
Like the twist and turns and a good page turner. Lots of suspects to choose from, enjoyed this until the very end.
Published 2 months ago by J Mysteries
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mystery of Jessica Benson
Sports, Sex, Drugs, Corruption - this has it all! Interesting twists and turns to the story.
Published 2 months ago by Rita T
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a book for me
I couldn't get into this book, according to reviews it was a great read, but the subject didn't move me enough to allow me to like the characters.
Published 2 months ago by D.L.Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I enjoyed the book. The plot was well crafted and the killer was a surprise.
Published 2 months ago by Rosemary Wilson
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More About the Author

C.K. Laurence lives on Miami Beach in her home that has been dubbed "The Laurence Manor." She shares the residence with her husband, Peter, who is a dentist and private pilot. They have four grown children, Josh, Abigail, Emily and Zachary. Also living with the Laurences are a Bensenji/Shiba Inu mix (dog)- Princessa of Laurence Manor; a pond full of goldfish, and a python named "Football."

The author has a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University, and has worked professionally with the University of Miami Hurricane football team-where she received a National Championship ring, and for the Miami Heat basketball team. C.K. put in countless hours with detectives and CSI personnel from the Miami Beach Police Department to assure authenticity in her novels. She continues to meet with Miami Beach homicide, narcotics and CSI detectives, and for one of the murder mysteries she is presently working on, with internet crime investigations, psychiatrists and psychologists in preparation for the sequel to THE MYSTERY OF JESSICA BENSON.

C.K. Laurence has been a student of crime activity and weaves an exciting story of mystery and intrigue, creating unexpected endings to suspenseful adventures. She is also a long-time rowdy Miami Dolphins football fan and uses her knowledge of football culture to develop side stories that ring true to anyone who knows professional sports. Her novels move quickly from South Beach parties to the football field, as well as to grisly murder scenes. Look out--the endings are shockers!!

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