Before the Thin Man: The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man"

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DETECTIVE

1920s & '30s

Christopher Allen (Cris Cannon)

Logline

Before the Thin Man: The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s “The Thin Man” is the prequel to the original Hammett masterpiece published in 1934 and the following Thin Man series of movies. This story is set in 1928 and answers the questions of who are Nick and Nora Charles, where did they come from, and how did they meet to eventually become the iconic couple created by Dashiell Hammett.

Genre

Detective

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

New York City

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Nick is recruited to assist with an extortion of a major business interest. He meets the daughter of one of the business owners and during this investigation, turned murder case, Nick solves the murder and the romance between him and Nora begins setting the stage for the following original Thin Man

Ending Description

Nick Charles leaves his Manhattan detective agency to escort Nora back to her home in SF

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

Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

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Main Character Details

Name: Nick Charles

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Leader, Skillful, Complex, Empathetic, Funny, Gracious, Heroic, Honorable, Sophisticated, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Flexible, Adventurous, Engaging, Faithful, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Nora (Letitia Finhaden)

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Engaging, Flexible, Gracious, Romantic, Complex, Confident, Educated, Naive, Adventurous, Beautiful, Aspiring, Faithful, Outspoken, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

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Additional Character Details

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Logline

Before the Thin Man: The Prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s “The Thin Man” is the prequel to the original Hammett masterpiece published in 1934 and the following Thin Man series of movies. This story is set in 1928 and answers the questions of who are Nick and Nora Charles, where did they come from, and how did they meet to eventually become the iconic couple created by Dashiell Hammett.

Short Summary

Nick is recruited to assist with an extortion of a major business interest. He meets the daughter of one of the business owners and during this investigation, turned murder case, Nick solves the murder and the romance between him and Nora begins setting the stage for the following original Thin Man


Nick Charles leaves his Manhattan detective agency to escort Nora back to her home in SF

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About The Author

Core Theme

Characters

Main Character

Name: Nick Charles

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Leader, Skillful, Complex, Empathetic, Funny, Gracious, Heroic, Honorable, Sophisticated, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Flexible, Adventurous, Engaging, Faithful, Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Nora (Letitia Finhaden)

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Engaging, Flexible, Gracious, Romantic, Complex, Confident, Educated, Naive, Adventurous, Beautiful, Aspiring, Faithful, Outspoken, Sophisticated

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