Fairy Tale Murders

Fairy Tale Murders

by Kelly Money

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Fairy Tale Murders by Kelly Money

Women are disappearing in Topeka and with each disappearance there comes another "special delivery" from a man who calls himself the Fairy Tale Murderer. Detective Kate Kingsley searches for her missing best friend, Kristen, while hot on the trail of an emerging serial killer. Is Kristen one of the killer's "princesses" or is she simply the bait to lure Kate to her own Fairy Tale ending?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491085783
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2013
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Kelly Money quickly learned that life in Kansas wasn't just tornado's and yellow brick roads. Although the tornado's were real, her excitement came from using her imagination, writing stories and poetry. Inspired by the ominous and eerie mortuary next to her aunt's home, a love for mysteries and suspense began at the age of 7. This passion led her to Bethany College where she played basketball and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She and her family currently reside in Glendale, Arizona where she has been a Realtor for over 20 years.

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Fairy Tale Murders 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Dan Brown's style, you're going to love Kelly Money and this book.Writing so powerful and vivid, the story and its characters will stay with you for a long time. I finished this book in one weekend because I couldn't put it down. Enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant put it down!  Fastest read Ive read in a long time!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a different mystery and suspense book. I loved the idea and hope its made into a movie. All the characters and princesses were interesting and complex int eh their own way. Personally, I loved Ruth! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great find, it is exciting and suspenseful.  There were twist and turns that caught me by surprise. The Detective and Stan's dialogues were full of great sarcasm. It definitely kept me wanting to read more.  I hope to hear more from this author.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Told with fascinating and convincing detail, Kelly Money’s Fairy Tale Murders is a dark tale of the birth of and search for a sick serial killer in Topeka. The story opens when Detective Kate Kingsley’s best friend leaves home with no forwarding message. A strange parcel contains an oddly inscribed children’s story. And a young man sinks into sexual temptation and evil. The author’s attention to detail brings locations and occupations convincingly to life. But an equally detailed approach to her antagonist’s actions make this a novel best read by mature readers with strong stomachs, perhaps. Short chapters invite the reader to pick up and put down the book during a busy day. Leisurely, sometimes bumpy narration leaves time for extensive backstories. And dialog, though sometimes long-winded, keeps all the details in place for the casual reader. Meanwhile, the antagonist's mounting errors are carefully choreographed as the tale draws to a close. Kate and her partner are pleasingly ordinary cops, with real world distractions and lives. They add a lot to this tale of a less ordinary young man whose life devolves into the surreal. The presence of a strong female lead deepens a tale of female loss. And “no stone” will be unturned as the investigation proceeds. Disclosure: I was given a free copy and I offer my honest review.
Ivory0707 More than 1 year ago
Not Your Typical Fairy Tale Thriller The story is told from the points of view of the serial killer and the detective trying to find him. We first  meet Stan, the shy son of a mortuary owner who yearns to do more than inherit the family mortuary business. When the opportunity arises, Stan finds a way to be free of his overbearing father and take control of his life. He uses memories of his mother reading him fairy tales to find his own princesses to feel powerful and confident. Detective Kate Kingsley desperately searches for her missing best friend, Kristen, while hot on the trail of the murderer. She hopes against all hopes that she will be able to find her friend alive as the number of women disappearing continues to increase. Stan had what I would call a psychotic break when he tries to help his father by doing CPR and his father berates him. I was not surprised that he decided to let his father die, it was a response of a sensitive soul that had been oppressed and unhappy too long. It is sometimes easy to forget that although there are no physical marks that emotional abuse can still leave ugly scars. The characters are engaging and  I really liked the detective character who was tough and relentless in her search for the killer. It is an enjoyable read but caution it is a little morbid.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Fairy Tale Murders by Kelly Money is such a must read it's unbelievable Once you open up to page one it will grab you and hold you  down as you watch the pages turn and turn some more until you reach the last page. This book is unique and spell binding. The writing  is so vivid and powerful that the reader feels as if they are a part of the story. Detective Kate Kingsley's friend has disappeared and no  one knows where she is. Kate along with her partner, Harper are determined to find her. A young man transforms himself into a serial  killer using his fairy tale obsession. You will be kept on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out the ending. This book would be a great choice to add to your reading collection. I read Fairy Tale Murders in one day. It's a definite re-read story. I loved it and I'm sure  you'll enjoy it too. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially if you enjoy reading crime thrillers. I look forward to more from  Kelly Money.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Detective Kate Kingsley is hard at work chasing down criminals. When her best friend, dealing with the loss of her mother, disappears, Kate is determined to find her. In the meantime, a man is transforming into a murderer with a fairy tale obsession. FAIRY TALE MURDERS is pretty light for this genre. Kate is a well-developed character, but she seemed to flounder a bit during her investigation, which was frustrating at times. I don’t think the killer was as developed as he could have been, perhaps because of the milder tone of the entire story. FAIRY TALE MURDERS struck me as a enjoyable classic mystery.
Feathered_Quill1 More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely not a fairy tale in the usual sense. This is about Stan, whose mother read him fairy tales when he was a child and he brings these fairy tale princesses to life in his mind, kidnaps and murders them. Starting at the beginning, Stan’s father is the owner of Country Haven Mortuary and Stan works for him. Stan takes a lot of guff from Dad and ends up watching his father die of a stroke right before his eyes. When Dad is gone, Stan calls 911 and rids himself of his whiny demeanor and becomes 'Stan the Man.' Stan is now very different in his dealings with the public as he now has a great deal of freedom to do as he wishes. Stan soon discovers that he can get satisfaction by murdering women who resemble the women in the fairy tales his mother read to him as a child. Stan meets Kristen, who is going through the devastation of her mother’s death. Unfortunately for Kristen, her mother's services are to be held at the Country Haven Mortuary. Kristen becomes Stan's first victim, turning up missing after her mother's death. Kristen’s best friend is Kate Kingsley, a police detective, and she and her partner Harper are investigating the trail left behind by Kristin. They keep seeing signs of Country Haven everywhere they look for clues. Stan is getting quite disturbed by the fact that the detectives are always showing up at his place of business. Kate can’t figure out that the Mortuary’s phone number keeps coming up on her missing friend’s home telephone. Kate, of course, thinks that she will never see her friend again, but is determined not to give up until this case is solved. In the meantime, other women are coming up missing. However, there is one clue at all the various scenes; a book of fairy tales. This story is a real creep fest as Stan goes about his business, operating the family funeral home. As the owner of a funeral home, he of course has a crematorium which is a perfect way to hide evidence. He begins to find women who look like the pictures and descriptions of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and other fairy tale women and makes them his own, stalking them and using chloroform to put them to sleep, after which they find themselves strapped to a table in the basement of the family business. Meanwhile, Kate continues to investigate her friend's disappearance and it appears she just might become Stan's next victim. Will she find herself strapped to that table or will she solve the mystery of the fairy tale murders? Quill says: Readers will turn on lights and look under the bed while reading this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a fresh concept. It is dark, humorous and the characters are very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope she writes another book soon, love the suspense!  Im ready for another fast read. Usually its hard for me to get into a book, but not this one, had me on the edge of my seat  starting at page 1!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, couldnt put it down, the only reason I gave it 4 stars was because Im a little squeamish and in parts it was a little graphic, but not too bad!  All in all, I LOVE IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kelly Money did a hell of a job on this Mystery! Being someone who grew up Disney, it was a nice twist when Stan the serial killer was choosing his victims by princesses. I couldn't put the book down even with my busy schedule.She did a great job with words and imagery to really make you feel the emotion of the story. I hope she comes out with more!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome read