Hollownton Homicide

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DETECTIVE CRIME FANTASY MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER SUSPENSE/THRILLER FANTASY

Contemporary

Gretchen S.B.

Logline

Something with these latest murders isn't quite right. It isn't the symbols written on the wall. It isn't the image carved into the victim's back. It is something else, something Tony can't quite put his finger on, something he doesn't want understand.

Genre

Detective, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller,,Suspense/Thriller,Fantasy

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Male Leaning

Setting

Seattle Area, Washington

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

Tony is a homicide detective who gets a case that throws him into a supernatural world that wants as little to do with him as he does it. But he must accept it is real and learn to navigate it to catch the killer.

Ending Description

The inhuman being committing the murders is killed but now that Tony is aware of the supernatural he sees there is a lot of gray area in the world and that knowledge grows throughout the rest of the series. As does his feeling that he might actually be supernatural.

Group Specific

The book takes place in and around Seattle. Naming specific locations

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Anthony (Tony) Hollownton

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable, Perseverance, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Naive, Sarcastic, Selfless,Selfless,Modest,Honorable,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Christina Mirin

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Insecure, Secretive, Complex, Desperate,Adventurous,Decisive,Blunt,Skillful,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Rick Nelson

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Honorable, Religious, Charming, Confident, Engaging,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Will

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Secretive, Skillful, Underdog, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Insecure, Obedient, Strong Moral Code, Clumsy, Complex, Educated,Underdog,Aspiring,Modest,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Faithful,Skillful

Logline

Something with these latest murders isn't quite right. It isn't the symbols written on the wall. It isn't the image carved into the victim's back. It is something else, something Tony can't quite put his finger on, something he doesn't want understand.

Short Summary

Tony is a homicide detective who gets a case that throws him into a supernatural world that wants as little to do with him as he does it. But he must accept it is real and learn to navigate it to catch the killer.


The inhuman being committing the murders is killed but now that Tony is aware of the supernatural he sees there is a lot of gray area in the world and that knowledge grows throughout the rest of the series. As does his feeling that he might actually be supernatural.

Development Pitch

I believe Hollownton would translate well to screen the way I try to write the books. The book is both a detective murder mystery and an introduction to a supernatural world that a viewer gets introduced to at the same time as the main character, which would make it more digestible to audiences. Anthony Hollownton is an every day kind of guy who is thrown into a supernatural situation and he remains grounded in the 'real world' as long as he can through the series. We get to watch him struggle with not only beings he did not know existed but lying about it to his partner and hiding the clues he is finding to catch the killer. He also finds out that those around him are not as they seem as the supernatural world becomes wider and more all-encompassing. He also contends with the possibility that a dead friend is visiting his dreams to give him advice.Throughout the book (and series) Tony himself learns and has to accept that he might actually belong in the supernatural world he stumbled into and a vision of a horrible future shows him that he might not be as good, loyal, and honorable as he thinks he is.

About The Author

Gretchen spawned in the Puget Sound region. After some wandering she returned there and now lives with her husband and the daintiest Rottweiler on the planet. When not drowning herself in coffee, as is custom in the Greater Seattle Area, Gretchen can be found at her day job or sitting at her desk in the home office, flailing her arms as she dictates to her computer. You can find Gretchen at: Gretchens.b.author@gmail.com Gretchensb.com Twitter.com/GretchenSB Facebook.com/authorGretchenSB www.instagram.com/authorgretchensb

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Anthony (Tony) Hollownton

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable, Perseverance, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Naive, Sarcastic, Selfless,Selfless,Modest,Honorable,Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Christina Mirin

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Insecure, Secretive, Complex, Desperate,Adventurous,Decisive,Blunt,Skillful,Sarcastic

Character 2

Name: Rick Nelson

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Honorable, Religious, Charming, Confident, Engaging,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny,Naive

Character 3

Name: Will

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Secretive, Skillful, Underdog, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Insecure, Obedient, Strong Moral Code, Clumsy, Complex, Educated,Underdog,Aspiring,Modest,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Faithful,Skillful

Supplemental Materials

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