Serial Killers in film
Feathered Quill Reviews
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.MORE
As with any new author I look forward to seeing what kind of writing style they have. I have to say I enjoyed Kelly’s very much. Good attention to detail but not so much that it slows the story down. She keeps her story moving at a great pace. The suspense was at just the right level.she caught by surprise several different times. Very good read.
A unique plot and scenario that keeps the reader guessing how the detective and the murderer will find each other, as the murder is known from the beginning. A good and easy read.
A Southern Life in Scandalous Times
Kelly Money’s Fairy Tale Murders is a straight forward crime-thriller, that follows a dual point-of-view story about the Fairy Tale Killer, Stan and the detective hot on his trail, Kate Kingsley. The story takes place in Topeka where women begin disappearing as a new serial killer is on the prowl.MORE
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Review
Today, we’re jumping off the holiday train for a moment to give those of you about to go nutcracker on the next someone that wishes you a holly jolly anything, a wee bit of a break. Trust me though, after this pick, you’ll be wishing for the winter wonderland walk because the star of today’s pick is nuttier than your grandmother’s fruitcake. No, REALLY! Oh and to make it extra creepy for all the book lover’s out there, fairy tales are a big theme….just not so much on the happily ever after front. *ahem* Any-who, let’s plunge ahead, shall we? Today’s book of choice is….Fairy Tale Murders.MORE
Ron Mehin — Amazon.com reviewer
If you like Dan Brown’s style, you will love Kelly Money and this book. Writing so powerful and vivid, the story and all 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.
Betty F. Sowell — Amazon.com reviewer
This was a spell binding story but I needed church after reading it. If you are offended easily don’t read it.
Bibliophilic Book Blog
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.MORE
Conney Lowery — Amazon.com reviwer
I came across this book by accident….so glad I did! I am from Topeka, so it caught my interest from the beginning. Kelly is wonderful at creating an image in your mind just by reading her words. I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last word. This book is very much worth your time to read. I love supporting new writers, give this book a try, you’ll be caught up in it from the first word!
Misti — Amazon.com reviwer
Great read. Good story and a quick, entertaining read. It flows smoothly and keeps you’re interest wondering how the story will end. I enjoyed it greatly.
Serial Killer Trivia
The majority of identified serial killers are organized and nonsocial. Most of them also follow some other basic patterns. More than 80 percent of serial killers are male, Caucasian and in their 20s or 30s. Serial killers are generally intelligent, and they usually kill Caucasian women. There’s no way to “tell” a serial killer simply by his appearance — most of them look like everyone else. Ted Bundy, who was convicted of 30 murders, was often described as attractive, charismatic and articulate. John Wayne Gacy was a popular figure in his community and often performed as a clown at block parties. He met with first lady Rosalynn Carter when he was precinct captain of his local Democratic Party. He was also convicted of the murders of 33 boys and men.
Origin of the term
The term “serial killer” was coined in the mid-1970s by Robert Ressler, the former director of the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program. He chose “serial” because the police in England called these types of murders “crimes in a series” and because of the serial films that he grew up watching. Prior to this, these types of crimes were sometimes known as mass murders or stranger-on-stranger crime.
Definition of Serial Killer
The FBI defines a serial killer as one who murders three or more victims, with “cooling-off” periods between each murder [source: U.S. Code]. This sets them apart from mass murderers, who kill four or more people at the same time (or in a short period of time) in the same place, and spree killers, who murder in multiple locations and within a short period of time. Serial killers usually work alone, kill strangers and kill for the sake of killing (as opposed to crimes of passion).
Number of killers
According to a recent FBI study, there have been approximately 400 serial killers in the United States in the past century, with anywhere from 2,526 to 3,860 victims. However, there’s no way to really know how many serial killers are active at any point in time — experts have suggested numbers ranging from 50 to 300, but there’s no evidence to support them. Serial murders also appear to have increased over the past 30 years. Eighty percent of the 400 serial killers of the past century have emerged since 1950.
Types of Serial Killers
According to Holmes typology, serial killers can be act-focused (kill quickly), or process-focused (kill slowly). For act-focused killers, killing is simply about the act itself. Within this group, there are two different types: the visionary and the missionary. The visionary murders because he hears voices or has visions that direct him to do so. The missionary murders because he believes that he is meant to get rid of a particular group of people. Process-focused serial killers get enjoyment from torture and the slow death of their victims. These include three different types of hedonists – lust, thrill and gain – and power-seeking killers.
Often, serial killers exhibit three behaviors in childhood known as the MacDonald triad: bed-wetting, arson and cruelty to animals. They are also likely to have come from broken homes and been abused or neglected. Although some are shy and introverted, others are gregarious and outgoing but actually feel very isolated. Many theorists point to the troubled childhoods of serial killers as a possible reason for their actions.