Angel Avenger – Tim Wickenden



“Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller is hypnotic, a well-crafted story with great characters.
It has many strong themes and the prominent one is the quest for revenge for an age-old crime. Tim Wickenden does more than write a story: the author compels readers to follow the characters and to find out where the action takes them next. A pure delight for fans of crime thrillers.”
– Review from Lovereading.co.uk, April 2019

“Just finished Angel Avenger and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best crime thrillers I’ve ever read. The characters are well-observed, the story moves at a good click and the plot is utterly gripping.”
Amazon Reviews, September – October 2019

Totally Engrossing.

Not all murders are committed by evil people.


September 1960. In the Spandauer forest Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, find a naked, tortured man tied to a tree. A cryptic message hangs from his neck. When another body appears, Max is sure it won’t be the last. The press dub the killer, Der Waldscharfrichter (The Forest Executioner) and graphic tattoos on the bodies suggest that the victims are Russians with a criminal past.

As more bodies and messages appear, they lead Max and his team to a horrific past event, wounds that run deep in the Berlin psyche, plunging Max into a conflict between his sense of duty and justice.

In this first thrilling Max Becker novel, meet the detectives that first appeared in ‘Girl Hunter’. As compellingly researched as a Robert Harris novel and fast-paced as a Chris Ryan thriller, the world of Max Becker is never dull!

Available on Amazon, Kindle edition (£2.99 or FREE with KindleUnlimited) and Paperback (£8.99)

Check out Angel Avenger’s predecessor, ‘Girl Hunter’, which sees the debut short story of Detective Max Becker and his team on the hunt for deadly serial killer, Der Mädchenjäger:

Berlin, Summer 1960. Nine girls have been abducted and murdered. Detective Otti Jäger had a plan, but it has now turned the killer’s attention to Max’s family. The clock is ticking.

TIERG4RTEN. A shocking discovery, A terrible betrayal.
Get ready for the new Max Becker thriller, coming soon.

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About the Author

Tim was born in Zimbabwe 1962, and spent his early years there, combined with time spent in the UK and Hong Kong. At 8 years old, he went to boarding school in the UK, and spent his school holidays in Germany, where his father was stationed. The country and the people there were largely the inspiration to create a detective series set in 60s Berlin.

Tim is married and has one son. Since 2005 he has lived in West Wales. His hobbies include walking, reading, writing, and researching 20thc Military history. Prior to becoming a professional writer full-time, his professional career saw him work variously as a teacher, college lecturer, IT analyst and Cabinet Maker.

His literary works have not solely stayed within the crime thriller genre. In writing for many years, his projects have also included plays such as, Wilfrid’s Sussex (1980), Word Over All (1987); and then his short-stories including ‘Girl Hunter’ and ‘The Helmet and the Heist’ (Max Becker), Mrs Ruth Backmayer, Last Train, Mr Banerjee’s Outing, Alice Band to Myrtle Beach, Last Song for Isa, and Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller, which was released on 31 July 2019.