The Senator's Son

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CRIME POLITICAL BIOGRAPHICAL

Early 20th Century

Charles Oldham

Logline

The Senator's Son is the true story of the mysterious disappearance of an eight-year-old boy in 1905 rural North Carolina, the search for him, the unresolved questions, and the dirty politics behind it all.

Genre

Crime, Political, Biographical

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Currituck County, North Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Beach Glass Books (www.beachglassbooks.com)

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

One day in February 1905, eight-year-old Kenneth Beasley, the son of a North Carolina state senator, disappeared into the woods behind the rural schoolhouse he attended. After a fruitless search, neighbors suspected he was kidnapped by a political rival of his father's.

Ending Description

After 18 months of rumors, the suspect was charged with kidnapping. He was convicted in a sensational trial, involving many of NC's biggest political names. He then committed suicide, claiming innocence to the end. The boy was never found. But in conclusion, the book sets forth why he likely did it.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

,Nonfiction true crime mystery, also with focus on dirty politic and how it can inspre violence.s

Main Character Details

Name: Kenneth Beasley

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Joshua Harrison

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Samuel Beasley

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

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Logline

The Senator's Son is the true story of the mysterious disappearance of an eight-year-old boy in 1905 rural North Carolina, the search for him, the unresolved questions, and the dirty politics behind it all.

Short Summary

One day in February 1905, eight-year-old Kenneth Beasley, the son of a North Carolina state senator, disappeared into the woods behind the rural schoolhouse he attended. After a fruitless search, neighbors suspected he was kidnapped by a political rival of his father's.


After 18 months of rumors, the suspect was charged with kidnapping. He was convicted in a sensational trial, involving many of NC's biggest political names. He then committed suicide, claiming innocence to the end. The boy was never found. But in conclusion, the book sets forth why he likely did it.

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About The Author

Core Theme

,Nonfiction true crime mystery, also with focus on dirty politic and how it can inspre violence.s

Characters

Main Character

Name: Kenneth Beasley

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive

Character 1

Name: Joshua Harrison

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Villainous

Character 2

Name: Samuel Beasley

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic

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