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DETECTIVE MYSTERY DRAMA FAMILY

Contemporary

Bill Percy

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Ed Northrup, a depressed psychologist, teams up with new deputy sheriff Andrea Pelton to unravel three explosive mysteries: who is posting racist flyers throughout town? why did teenage Grace Ellenson's mom abandon her and where did the mom go? how is rancher Vic Sobstak embroiled in a shady tax-evasion plan? And a fourth: Why do these three mysteries seem dangerously related and headed to an explosive collision?

Genre

Detective, Mystery, Drama, Family,

Short Summary

Ed is burned out--but he has to face the problems in Jefferson because he's the only psychologist. Andi--recently new to the valley--is lonely and out of place after leaving Cook County's Sheriff's department. Can they team up to solve the mysteries?


Ed resolves his burnout by coming to care for the abandoned girl, Grace, and her working with Ed gives Andi a doorway into the life of the valley. Grace's mom dies of HIV/AIDS, and Ed adopts the girl--will this turn out to be a budding family?

Setting

The fictional town of Jefferson, in the equally fictional Monastery Valley of southwestern Montana.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Value of community

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Ed Northrup

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Skillful, Empathetic, Insecure, Complex, Confident, Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Andrea (Andi) Pelton

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Confident, Outspoken, Sexy, Complex, Decisive, Honorable, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Grace Ellonson

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Blunt, Funny, Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheriff Ben Stewart

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Funny, Leader, Masculine, Patriotic

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing, LLC

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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