Deadly Sacrifices - A Marguerite Montez Mystery

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CRIME DETECTIVE DRAMA FAMILY MYSTERY POLITICAL ROMANCE ACTION

Contemporary

Bridges DelPonte

Logline

Wracked with insomnia, Prosecutor “Monty” Montez won’t sleep until she solves a soccer mom’s brutal murder in a suburban Boston church. A perilous maze of family secrets and fresh clues about a childhood friend’s unsolved homicide in her close-knit Portuguese community nearly drive her over the edge.

Genre

Crime, Detective, Drama, Family, Mystery, Political, Romance, Action

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Boston and suburbs

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

A local mother of two is bludgeoned to death in her suburban parish chapel outside of Boston. In her first homicide case, prosecutor Marguerite “Monty” Montez endangers her life and career digging up evidence that shows the police nabbed the wrong suspect.

Ending Description

Monty corners the killer, a senatorial candidate, on a city rooftop where he tries to kill her, and then jumps to his death, rather than face arrest and public disgrace. She rushes to Detective St. Cyr's bedside and decides to give romance another chance.

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

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

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Main Character Details

Name: Marguerite "Monty" Montez

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Aggressive, Educated, Underdog, Beautiful, Confident, Funny, Outspoken, Perseverance, Aspiring, Complex, Engaging, Heroic, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Gerard Saint Cyr, Visiting Canadian Detective

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Modest, Romantic, Skillful, Decisive, Heartthrob, Heroic, Aggressive, Badass, Honorable, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Ted Kiley, ex-husband

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Charming, Seductive, Sophisticated, Decisive, Masculine, Narcissistic, Unapologetic, Confident, Educated, Manipulative, Outspoken, Sexy, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Edgar Macmillan Thompson

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Manipulative, Masculine, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Religious, Aggressive, Villainous, Decisive, Educated, Sophisticated, Confident

Logline

Wracked with insomnia, Prosecutor “Monty” Montez won’t sleep until she solves a soccer mom’s brutal murder in a suburban Boston church. A perilous maze of family secrets and fresh clues about a childhood friend’s unsolved homicide in her close-knit Portuguese community nearly drive her over the edge.

Short Summary

A local mother of two is bludgeoned to death in her suburban parish chapel outside of Boston. In her first homicide case, prosecutor Marguerite “Monty” Montez endangers her life and career digging up evidence that shows the police nabbed the wrong suspect.


Monty corners the killer, a senatorial candidate, on a city rooftop where he tries to kill her, and then jumps to his death, rather than face arrest and public disgrace. She rushes to Detective St. Cyr's bedside and decides to give romance another chance.

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About The Author

Core Theme

Characters

Main Character

Name: Marguerite "Monty" Montez

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Aggressive, Educated, Underdog, Beautiful, Confident, Funny, Outspoken, Perseverance, Aspiring, Complex, Engaging, Heroic, Sexy

Character 1

Name: Gerard Saint Cyr, Visiting Canadian Detective

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Modest, Romantic, Skillful, Decisive, Heartthrob, Heroic, Aggressive, Badass, Honorable, Sexy

Character 2

Name: Ted Kiley, ex-husband

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Charming, Seductive, Sophisticated, Decisive, Masculine, Narcissistic, Unapologetic, Confident, Educated, Manipulative, Outspoken, Sexy, Aggressive

Character 3

Name: Edgar Macmillan Thompson

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Manipulative, Masculine, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Religious, Aggressive, Villainous, Decisive, Educated, Sophisticated, Confident

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