Damned Spirits All

Brad C. Hodson bradchodson@hotmail.com 813561413691

DETECTIVE DRAMA HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER

1920s & '30s

Brad C. Hodson

Logline

When a young girl is found murdered, the Jazz Age playgirl Persephone Gale (a protege of Harry Houdini's) must confront her past as she wades into a community of "psychics" and conmen to find the truth.

Genre

Detective, Drama, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

1924, Manhattan and the small, upstate town of Gallow's Grove, a Spiritualist community of and tourist destination

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

Persephone Gale is asked to investigate a medium in the small town where she spent the worst years of her childhood. Once she arrives, she's quickly pulled into a murder investigation when the medium accuses an old flame of killing the victim.

Ending Description

After running afoul of conmen, corrupt law enforcement, and mafia-backed bootleggers, a beaten Persephone discovers who the real killer is. She's attacked and almost killed, but is able to fight him off. With the murder solved, she recovers from her injuries while repairing relationships destroyed.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Persephone Gale

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Funny, Greedy, Perseverance, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt, Engaging, Outspoken, Secretive, Unapologetic, Complex, Confident, Manipulative, Adventurous, Decisive, Empathetic, Leader, Sexy, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Constantine "Connie" Lloyd is Persephone's assistant. Connie was living on the street when Persephone rescued him and the 13 year old boy now works as her assistant. He looks at her as a mother-figure, but Persephone refuses to take on that role, which creates some friction between them.

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Insecure, Obedient, Strong Moral Code, Uneducated, Adventurous, Clumsy, Gracious, Naive, Selfless, Underdog

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Logline

When a young girl is found murdered, the Jazz Age playgirl Persephone Gale (a protege of Harry Houdini's) must confront her past as she wades into a community of "psychics" and conmen to find the truth.

Short Summary

Persephone Gale is asked to investigate a medium in the small town where she spent the worst years of her childhood. Once she arrives, she's quickly pulled into a murder investigation when the medium accuses an old flame of killing the victim.


After running afoul of conmen, corrupt law enforcement, and mafia-backed bootleggers, a beaten Persephone discovers who the real killer is. She's attacked and almost killed, but is able to fight him off. With the murder solved, she recovers from her injuries while repairing relationships destroyed.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Persephone Gale

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Funny, Greedy, Perseverance, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt, Engaging, Outspoken, Secretive, Unapologetic, Complex, Confident, Manipulative, Adventurous, Decisive, Empathetic, Leader, Sexy, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Educated

Character 1

Name: Constantine "Connie" Lloyd is Persephone's assistant. Connie was living on the street when Persephone rescued him and the 13 year old boy now works as her assistant. He looks at her as a mother-figure, but Persephone refuses to take on that role, which creates some friction between them.

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Insecure, Obedient, Strong Moral Code, Uneducated, Adventurous, Clumsy, Gracious, Naive, Selfless, Underdog

Supplemental Materials

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