Title: The Fairyland Murders
Blue Reynolds knows the darker side of New Never City—the side that’s hopped-up on fairy dust and doesn’t care if your house gets blown down. Rent’s due and his PI business is all but make believe. But even Blue shudders at having to chase after Isabella Davis, a freckle-nosed redhead five feet tall on her tip-toes…if you don’t count the pretty pink wings.
Izzy is tough, and sneaky, and not too thrilled with the idea of being the new tooth fairy. The last six have been most gruesomely extracted. But Blue has a feeling that whoever is killing the tooth fairies is worse than your standard big bad psycho. The fairy council is hiding something. The Shadows are moving out into the light. And Blue is saddled with a shocking power that could take out half of New Never City…
Author: J.A. Kazimer
Published by Kensington Source: Publisher
Published: December 8, 2014
Genres: Fairytale Re-telling, Suspense
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When I first chose The Fairyland Murders I thought it would be a fun read. I mean little Boy Blue meets the Tooth Fairy and there is murder and mayhem! Should have been fun. But, in the process of trying to read this, I learned something about myself.
Yes, I love a good murder mystery, and this one had all the elements. Murder. Mayhem. Damsel in distress. Twists. Turns. Clues that led nowhere. A surprise ending. It was all there. But, I did not like it.
What did I learn about myself? Satire does not blow my skirt up and this was a very satirical read. I did manage to finish it, eventually, but only because I did want to find out “who done it.” But it was a chore for me.
The story was well written. The characters – well if you are into satire, and tongue in cheek clichés – were okay. I was left with some questions, but this appears to take place in the world of the F**cked Up Fairy Tale of New Never City, of which there are several books. So maybe they were answered in other stories or will be answered. Hard to say.
Although this is not my cup of tea, and I won’t be visiting this world again, you may enjoy it. That is why there are so many authors writing so many stories. There is something for everyone, but not everything will please everyone. So I leave it to you dear readers to decide if you will like this one or not.