The Abdy Farm Murders

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CRIME DRAMA MYSTERY SPIRITUALISM

Early 20th Century

Jeannette Hensby

Logline

A true story, detailing the rape and murder of two little girls (aged 7 and 10) who were making their way home, in the dark, from a Chapel rehearsal for a Christmas concert. A man wrongly hanged and the perpetrator escaping justice.

Genre

Crime, Drama, Mystery,Spiritualism

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

The crime took place on a dark wintry night, in Edwardian England, in November 1912. The girls, who were cousins, were making their way, from a rehearsal for a Christmas concert in an old Chapel, back to the farmhouse where the older girl lived. Picturesque rural, farming setting in Yorkshire, in the North of England. Beautiful scenery.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Rape and murder of 2 little girls (aged 7 and 10). Throats cut. England. Wrong man hanged. Everyone knows who real killer is, but 8 year old brother of 7 year old victim unwittingly gives killer a false alibi, leading to lifelong guilt and regret. Period drama. Rural England in Edwardian era.

Ending Description

100 years after crime, a Spiritualist receives messages from beyond the grave from murder victims and man wrongly hanged. Also learn of deathbed confession by real killer. Spiritualist medium says real killer (Arthur Collinson) had killed before.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

Incest, Sexual Abuse, Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Arthur Collinson

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Manipulative, Secretive, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Amy Nicholson

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Empathetic, Naive, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Walter Sykes

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Uneducated, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Spiritualist medium

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Strong Moral Code

Logline

A true story, detailing the rape and murder of two little girls (aged 7 and 10) who were making their way home, in the dark, from a Chapel rehearsal for a Christmas concert. A man wrongly hanged and the perpetrator escaping justice.

Short Summary

Rape and murder of 2 little girls (aged 7 and 10). Throats cut. England. Wrong man hanged. Everyone knows who real killer is, but 8 year old brother of 7 year old victim unwittingly gives killer a false alibi, leading to lifelong guilt and regret. Period drama. Rural England in Edwardian era.


100 years after crime, a Spiritualist receives messages from beyond the grave from murder victims and man wrongly hanged. Also learn of deathbed confession by real killer. Spiritualist medium says real killer (Arthur Collinson) had killed before.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Arthur Collinson

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Manipulative, Secretive, Villainous

Character 1

Name: Amy Nicholson

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Empathetic, Naive, Uneducated

Character 2

Name: Walter Sykes

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Uneducated, Naive

Character 3

Name: Spiritualist medium

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Strong Moral Code

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