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Once Upon A Murder

(A Fairy Tale Mystery #1)

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In the town of Castle Rock, many residents live a fairy tale life but not all get a fairy tale ending.

The home of Michael Grimm is a unique place where the line between the haves and the have-nots might as well have been a canyon. The gated community of Fairy Tails houses the wealthy, royal, and connected while the simple townsfolk they ignore putter about their lives

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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published April 4th 2019
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Sandy
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very different cozy I loved Mike and Monica they were great characters. It would appear that it is not happy ever after in good old Castle Rock. There is a murder and the Charming’s have lost their son. There are some interesting twists in this quick read. The family dynamic for our fairy tale Castle Rock families was unexpected and made this story even more interesting. I am sure there will be more adventures for Grimm Investigations. I did receive a free copy of this book and voluntarily cho ...more
Jamie Jack
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: p-2019, mystery
It's been a slow time for those at Grimm Investigations. Brother-and-sister team Michael and Monica just landed a new case. The teenage son of one of the wealthy families has just turned up murdered. The Charmings have hired Grimm Investigations, much to the chagrin of one of the police officers, Gutierrez, who never liked Michael. Castle Rock is a town of haves and have nots. Who would want to kill the Charming’s son? Will the PIs and police be able to work together?

The book had more than the c
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Anna del C. Dye
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Michael and Monica Grimm own Grimm's investigation. The first murder case comes when Preston Charming is killed in the most interesting way. It takes all they have, but the siblings soon find the culprit. What they didn't expect was the trail of deceit, lies and sadness left by Preston Charming.
The story is interesting, charming and cozy. It has some small, interesting, mentions of fairytale personages but it isn't a fairytale. It is quite unique and appealing to teens and adults alike. It discu
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Katie  Cunningham
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this book, loosely based on different fairy tales, private investigators Michael and Monica Grimm are hired to find out who killed Preston Charming, only son of the second richest family in Castle Rock. The Charmings live in a gated community called Fairy Tales, a clear delineation of the have and have-nots. It's a typical tale of a wealthy kid who everyone seemed to like but who had his share of dark secrets, and his parents, who want the killer found without having anyone mucking about in t ...more
Molly
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: alternative mystery/fantasy/romance fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout, Bookbub
Ella's step mom is not so wicked, but maybe a little out of it and in need of some substance counselling.

Preston Charming is no prince, more of a user, and pretty unkind to several of the women in his life.

The Grimm siblings are brother and sister, not brothers, and they work together to solve mysteries and create mayhem.

So how do the siblings Grimm solve the murder of young Preston Charming? together, with help from their friends - and support from mom.

Sad, sweet and pushing readers to re-thin
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Veronica
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Take Grimm's Fairy Tales for a start. Give them to D.E. Dennis and turn her loose. The characters change from almost fairy-tale cartoons to real life people, with some serious problems and challenges, and the lesson that things aren't always what they seem. The Grimms are brother and sister, not the Brothers Grimm. Ella isn't "Cinder"ella, and her foster mother and foster sisters really do care about her. And Prince Charming? Well, you've just got to read it to find out about the REAL "Prince" C ...more
Jodi Sweet
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the exploits of Michael and Monica Grimm, a brother and sister PI firm. I can’t wait to read more and learn more about their background. Hints of their past have got me wanting to due a little sleuthing! It was a fun and fast read and I totally guessed the wrong killer and reason for the murder. I’d make a terrible PI! But the book was great and I look forward to reading more of the series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tanya
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One part of the town is home to all the haves while of the other side of the gates are those who are the have nots. Then is a murder of a wealthy son and they will need to work hard to find out who did it. Who did it? Will they find out? See if they will

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lucrecia Tolbert
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a clever idea to take fairy tale characters, plots, and themes and turn them into a mystery. Everyone is a suspect. No one is free from scrutiny. I truly enjoyed this book until the very end. This is a must read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
D Marie
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It’s full of action, mystery, suspense and a lot of good hearted moments. The characters are great and the story came together nicely. I hope to learn more about the Grimm family’s past in future books.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dorothy
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fairy tail, interesting place

I admit, I was first intrigued by the title and unusual names in the description of the book. I just had to find out more. I was not disappointed either. Thanks for a very interesting and entertaining mystery.
Teri Ruscak
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once Upon A Murder by D.E. Dennis. I loved that the book is loosely based on fairy tales we know and love...but are they? The book just drew me in from the first page!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Marcia-Lee Finocchio
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fairytale Mystery

Cute murder mystery, like the storyline, which is like the book Cinderella! Characters, and humor were awesome and entertaining! Will read more by this Author!
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D.E. Dennis grew up in the United States but has spent most of her life within the pages of a book. A great novel has the ability to transport you to another time or place and she loves all the worlds she has had the opportunity to visit.

Now, she spends her time traveling the world and visiting new (and real) places and cultures as her love of being transported to another place only grew as she go
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