Palm Beach Busybodies

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COMEDY DETECTIVE

Contemporary

Donna Drejza

Logline

A hapless realtor and her gay caterer friend move to Palm Beach where they find a dead socialite and are forced to be amateur sleuths.

Genre

Comedy, Detective

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Palm Beach, Florida

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

With nothing to lose, Emma and her gay friend Kevin and her unruly dog move to Palm Beach. Emma lists a $27 million mansion and is drawn into a world of yachts and parties—and to her soulful married client. When the client's socialite wife is found dead, Emma becomes a suspect.

Ending Description

Emma and Kevin must solve the murder mystery to get themselves and their friends off the suspect list.

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

Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Main Character Details

Name: Emma Budnjk

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Sexy, Beautiful, Desperate, Funny, Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Kevin is flamingly gay and comically jinxed caterer.

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Funny, Beautiful, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Irene is the zany 70ish friend who teaches water aerobics to poodles.

Age: 75

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Faithful, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Pudge Lichtenfelder

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Villainous

Logline

A hapless realtor and her gay caterer friend move to Palm Beach where they find a dead socialite and are forced to be amateur sleuths.

Short Summary

With nothing to lose, Emma and her gay friend Kevin and her unruly dog move to Palm Beach. Emma lists a $27 million mansion and is drawn into a world of yachts and parties—and to her soulful married client. When the client's socialite wife is found dead, Emma becomes a suspect.


Emma and Kevin must solve the murder mystery to get themselves and their friends off the suspect list.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Rags to Riches,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Emma Budnjk

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Sexy, Beautiful, Desperate, Funny, Clumsy

Character 1

Name: Kevin is flamingly gay and comically jinxed caterer.

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Funny, Beautiful, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: Irene is the zany 70ish friend who teaches water aerobics to poodles.

Age: 75

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Faithful, Selfless

Character 3

Name: Pudge Lichtenfelder

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Villainous

Supplemental Materials