Where the Hurt Is

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DRAMA DETECTIVE HISTORICAL FICTION POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER CRIME HUMOR

1960s & '70s

Chris Kelsey

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Set in 1965, Where the Hurt Is tells the story of the murder of a young African-American woman in a small rural Oklahoma town.

Genre

Drama, Detective, Historical Fiction, Political, Suspense / Thriller, Crime,Humor

Short Summary

It’s an unseasonably hot April night in 1965. Emmett Hardy, a small-town chief of police, finds the nude, murdered body of a young African-American woman on the train tracks on the outskirts of town. The community's population is all white, making the woman's identity all the more a mystery.


The victim is found to be a 16 year-old prostitute. The murderer is the teenage son the town's most prominent and powerful citizen—Edgar Bixby, a vile and ruthless oilman and political fixer, and a former high-school classmate of Hardy.

Setting

Rural Oklahoma

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Emmett Hardy

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Sarcastic, Perseverance, Empathetic, Faithful, Masculine, Funny, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Selfless, Sexy, Charming, Confident, Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Karen Dean

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic, Selfless, Gracious, Charming, Faithful, Honorable, Religious, Engaging, Funny, Outspoken, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Bernard Cousins

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Obedient, Underdog, Faithful, Aggressive, Clumsy, Modest, Aspiring

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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

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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