The Swirling Red Mist: A Tale of Murder

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER

2000s

Geree McDermott

Logline

Stalkers rarely become serial killers, but when they do, it is even rarer if the murderer is a woman. But, it happens. In "The Swirling Red Mist: A Tale of Murder" it happens in beautiful Solana Beach, CA in the affluent South Cedros Design District when Nancy Thomason moves on the block where she has acquaintances, a new career, and an escalating mental illness.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Solana Beach, CA (North San Diego County)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

As unlikely as it seems, there is a murderer in Solana Beach, CA, and no one notices - until it is too late. When sociopath/psychopath Nancy Thomason moves into the affluent artsy Cedros Avenue Design District, she anticipates a happy life, but, Nancy has a dark side and as her mental illness evolve

Ending Description

Nancy's psychosis builds into a murderous crescendo until one last night, she murders two friends, and attempts to murder another, but in a race against a speeding freight train, they both survive and the detective dies.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Nancy Thomason

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Unapologetic, Complex, Crazy

Additional Character Details

Name: Riki Hollis

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Leader, Unapologetic, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Bonnie

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Decisive, Educated, Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sam

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Outspoken, Sexy, Blunt

Logline

Stalkers rarely become serial killers, but when they do, it is even rarer if the murderer is a woman. But, it happens. In "The Swirling Red Mist: A Tale of Murder" it happens in beautiful Solana Beach, CA in the affluent South Cedros Design District when Nancy Thomason moves on the block where she has acquaintances, a new career, and an escalating mental illness.

Short Summary

As unlikely as it seems, there is a murderer in Solana Beach, CA, and no one notices - until it is too late. When sociopath/psychopath Nancy Thomason moves into the affluent artsy Cedros Avenue Design District, she anticipates a happy life, but, Nancy has a dark side and as her mental illness evolve


Nancy's psychosis builds into a murderous crescendo until one last night, she murders two friends, and attempts to murder another, but in a race against a speeding freight train, they both survive and the detective dies.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Nancy Thomason

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Unapologetic, Complex, Crazy

Character 1

Name: Riki Hollis

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Leader, Unapologetic, Skillful

Character 2

Name: Bonnie

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Decisive, Educated, Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Unapologetic

Character 3

Name: Sam

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Outspoken, Sexy, Blunt

Supplemental Materials

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