Death in Paraiso

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Jack Polo

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Two detectives' plan to sell real estate as a side business explodes into murder when their beautiful client is brutally slain in a home they've listed for sale. Before the shattering conclusion they'll uncover a man's shattered skull and bones and a political assassination disguised as murder.


Detective, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller,,Action,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery

Short Summary

Private detectives Matt Singer and Jamal Wade are summoned to a home they've listed for sale that's now a charnel house of blood and murder -- their beautiful client Abbey McDougal's been brutally slaughtered and they're now suspects.

In a struggle with police chief Ben Black, Matt turns the killer's weapon on himself.


Los Angeles, Canada

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence,Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Matt Singer

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Heroic, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Masculine, Modest, Sexy, Confident, Leader, Badass, Charming, Honorable, Romantic, Skillful,Charming,Masculine,Badass,Sexy,Engaging,Funny,Sarcastic,Strong Moral Code,Educated,Honorable,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jamal Wade

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Educated, Sarcastic, Seductive, Badass, Charming, Complex, Honorable, Leader, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Empathetic, Faithful,Badass,Masculine,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Seductive,Sarcastic,Funny,Blunt,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Jamal Wade

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Crazy, Criminal, Desperate, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Badass, Secretive, Villainous,Badass,Adventurous,Masculine,Sexy,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Sarcastic,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Viktor Voronov

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Complex, Educated, Lone Wolf, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Masculine, Secretive, Criminal, Decisive, Skillful, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Charming, Confident, Greedy, Leader, Manipulative

Development Pitch

Private detectives Matt Singer and Jamal Wade’s plan to sell real estate as a side business explodes into murder when their client is brutally slain in a house they’ve listed for sale. In their search to find the killer, Matt and Jamal find themselves trapped in a Chinese puzzle box of cover-ups and corruption that goes to the very top of the southern California beach town called Paraiso (but seems like Hell.) Before the case comes to its shattering conclusion they will uncover a man’s crushed skull and shattered bones buried forty years ago … the Mayor’s illegitimate son who threatens to destroy his father’s reputation … a political assassination disguised as an accident … and the most devastating discover of all – the truth is much closer to them than they’d thought possible.

About The Author

I am an award-winning screenwriter and try to be a verbal camera in my fiction. They say write what you know -- this story springs from my career as a real estate agent.

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: September 2019

Hard Copy Available



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