Monday, July 9, 2012
Book Review - Fairy Tail by Andrew P. Weston
For the third year running, a ritualistic serial killer has struck again in the week leading up to Halloween, leaving a gruesome and bloody trail in his wake.
It’s the same every year. One murder every day, until his quotient of seven has been reached. Butchery doesn’t begin to describe what happens to those who he gets his hands on. Then the killer vanishes – only to return twelve months later as merciless as ever.
When he does resurface, he appears to strike randomly and at will. It cannot be established exactly how the killer selects his victims, or why. As such, the detective leading the case is no closer to discovering the identity of the ruthless predator than he was when the slayings began.
It’s only when the detective gets an unexpected break that things get interesting…
About the Author
Andrew P Weston was born in the city of Birmingham, UK and grew up in the towns of Bearwood and Edgbaston, eventually attending Holly Lodge Grammar School for Boy’s where he was School Captain and Head Boy.
He was an active sportsperson for the school and a variety of rugby, martial art, swimming, and athletics teams throughout the city.
On graduation in 1977, he joined the Royal Marines and served in a number of roles both in the UK and abroad.
In 1985 he joined the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, serving as a police officer in a variety of uniformed and plain clothed departments until his retirement in 2008.
Over those years, he wrote and illustrated a selection of private books for his children regarding the life of a tiny kitten, called, “The Adventures of Willy Whiskers”, gained further qualifications in Law and Religious Studies, was an active member of Mensa and continued to be an active sportsperson, providing lessons free of charge to local communities.
An unfortunate accident received on duty meant Andrew had to retire early from the police force, but after moving to the sunny Greek island of Kos to speed up his recuperation, he was at last able to devote time to the “Guardian Concept” he had developed over his years in the military and police.
When not writing, Andrew enjoys Greek dancing and language lessons, being told what to do by his wife, Annette, and hunting shadows in the dark. He has not managed to catch any yet, but is sure he came close on 2 occasions.
You can get your copy of Fairy Tail on Amazon for only $1.99.
If you're looking for a quick and exciting read, this short story is a great choice. A detective is stumped on his case. Every year around Halloween, a slew of bodies show up with their hearts ripped out. The weird thing is, they die with a smile on their face. As the cop heads home from his most recent murder scene, he ponders how the killer seems to leave no trace. Its a great start to the story. It really draws you in. Since its told in the first person, you get a good like inside the detective's head. He's a little cocky at times, but he comes off as a realistic lady's man that is believable and honest. Once he gets home, the real story begins. I can't say too much more without giving away the best parts, but this is a story that will leave you hot and bothered in more ways than one. Its the perfect blend of horror, mystery, fantasy and erotica, and the ending will definitely leave you with a smile on your face.