Peepeyes: Cause of Death: Unknown (DOA) The True Crime Murder Mystery of Nell Tucker [NOOK Book]

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This book chronicles the journey of discovery by a man who went on a quest to solve a mystery. Did his grandmother die the way he was told she had, or was she murdered? The rumor had plagued his family for almost four decades. Could the unthinkable be true, that his own grandfather might have been involved with the mysterious death of his grandmother?

Along the way in his multiyear odyssey, the author discovers his family roots, his family ...
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Peepeyes: Cause of Death: Unknown (DOA) The True Crime Murder Mystery of Nell Tucker

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Overview

This book chronicles the journey of discovery by a man who went on a quest to solve a mystery. Did his grandmother die the way he was told she had, or was she murdered? The rumor had plagued his family for almost four decades. Could the unthinkable be true, that his own grandfather might have been involved with the mysterious death of his grandmother?

Along the way in his multiyear odyssey, the author discovers his family roots, his family tree, and the disturbing secrets long buried by his family. He vividly portrays the life and culture of Paducah, Kentucky, East St. Louis, Illinois, and Okeechobee, Florida, in the 1910s through the 1970s. He displays a culture and dialect of a strong breed of people that lived in rural western Kentucky in the early 1900s. He discovers extreme violence, knife fights, gunfights, bigamy, racism, thievery, bootlegging, and long-lost siblings. He discovers secrets within military and government files, unknown mental illnesses, wife-beatings, and murders. He discovers his grandfather's World War II emprise, and the surprises it revealed. He uncovers the secrets of Freemasonry, and how it may have been involved in his grandmother's death. He uncovers many lies from many people, and lawlessness by some in his family. The story includes attempts at a belated exhumation and autopsy to finally solve the mystery once and for all. He finally brings together all the evidence, pieces of a bizarre mystery, never before assembled by his family, to solve the enigma of his grandmother's death.

This book details the emotional pendulum experienced by a grandson on a journey to solve a riddle, and being repeatedly shocked and dumbfounded by what he found.




Anne Carayon: "Great entertaining narrative! The mystery thickens as you go along! The historical and sociological backgrounds have transformed a personal sad story into a page of American Middle West history. It is also a description of what man can do to achieve his egotistical goals. That's universal and timeless."


Deborah Schadt: "How brave it was of Dwain Tucker to put so much thought, time, and energy into looking for something he didn't want to find! His intention to uncover evidence to disprove a family murder rumor led him to the discovery of numerous family secrets, both good and bad.

"Many in Dwain Tucker's family learned everything they knew from the school of hard knocks, and he was so honest in his portrayal of the 'colorful' characters in his family. His attempt at imitating the dialect used by the people of that place and time is both humorous and accurate.

"Dwain has my admiration, appreciation, and gratitude for preserving a part of the Tucker family history-that if not for his perseverance would have otherwise been forever lost."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456885441
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 305,442
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dwain S. Tucker lives and works in Los Angeles. He resides in Redondo Beach, enjoying the beach city atmosphere and the southern California lifestyle. He works as a licensed professional civil engineer designing wastewater treatment plants for a large municipality in Los Angeles County. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, both degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Last, he also works as an actor in television and film projects, is represented by a talent agency, and is a union member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He is an avid international traveler, having visited all six continents and forty countries to date. He is single with no children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Dont buy

    Sounds good but poorly written. Repetitive, lots of grammatical errors, could have told the story in half the pages.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    The majority of the people interviewed for this book were NOT to

    The majority of the people interviewed for this book were NOT told that a book was being written. There are blatant lies in this book. A family was taken advantage of by a man looking to make a profit. This book is a disgrace and the writer has no integrity. The family didn't even know this book existed until today/

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    A read that keeps you turning pages.

    Very good book. Exposing one family in this matter took courage. The book shows that even if a family appears perfect to the outside world there are always, in most cases, skeletons in the closet. This book is an example of why there are laws in place now to protect innocent victims from abuse, and doctors/hospitals from slipping up and missing pieces of puzzles that could have put this case to rest long ago.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2011

    Compelling reading

    Once I started reading the book, it was hard to put the book down. Reading the book was as if the author were sitting next to you explaining his story. The truth is much stranger (and compellling)than any fiction.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Took me forever to finish this book. So boring and repetitive.

    Took me forever to finish this book. So boring and repetitive. Agree with other reviewers, poorly written with copious spelling and grammar errors, and way longer than it need to be to tell the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    I thought this was a very good book and I could not put it down

    I thought this was a very good book and I could not put it down until it was read, I also am from Kentucky and am part of a very secretive culture that has all kinds of secrets concerning parentage, although no murder that I am aware of. I did not know my blood father until I was 25 years old and it almost killed me when I found out. My stepfather was not good to me and I never knew why.There is some resentment there understandably. It wound have better if I had known

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    This book is very poorly written and full of grammatical and gen

    This book is very poorly written and full of grammatical and genealogical errors. Most of the "evidence" the author puts into the book has been passed along quite a few times, very rarely in the book is there an actually first or second hand encounters with provided information. The book is very obviously written from a one sided point of view that the reader notices right from the start. Mr. Tucker repeatedly misrepresented himself and his intentions to the subjects that he interviewed. The act of omission is ultimately a lie. I know firsthand that some (maybe even most or all) of those that he spoke with and used in his book were not aware of it nor was their permission given to be included.




    The people that were interviewed were mainly elderly individuals who would welcome anyone into their home to have a chance to visit and speak of their heritage. This however was not Mr. Tucker's intentions. He took advantage of these people. He speaks about how the Tucker's were not a welcoming bunch, provided a coldness, or always thought someone was trying to to take advantage of them, obviously they had a reason to be. Dwain Tucker entered the homes and lives of many unsuspecting, innocent individuals posing falsely as a family member who was just trying to learn the old timers' stories and gain information to fill in genealogical background. It is very easily to tell that his true intentions were to only profit from this. 




    I could go on and on about his lack of compassion and sense of family values but I will not. I will however make it known that I am personally offended by this book. Mr. Tucker himself is a very cynical individual. When someone states that they don't know something, are unsure, or can't remember it doesn't mean that they are lying, it doesn't mean that they are trying to protect someone. You sir have managed to damage the reputations and images of numerous good hearted and loving individuals in the making of this book. Whether it be intentional or not you did it. You did not solve a murder, you did manage to make Leon look bad (not that it would be hard to anyways), but you did succeed in damaging the appearance of some people very near and dear to me with the false accusations and side notes you made against them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Intricate, haunting, and enjoyable read.

    It's not a fiction novel like Stephen King. This is a true story, which makes it all the more creepier when you realize as you are reading it that this actually happened.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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