Death Boards

John McCann pard1.mccann@gmail.com 948916224059

ACTION CRIME DETECTIVE DRAMA MYSTERY POLITICAL ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

John McCann

Logline

“Death Boards” is a story of a serial killer but with a twist and then a twist within the twist. After the strangulation death of a young mother – the wife of the local DA’s best friend - in a department store dressing room, a full court search is on by the police. After fighting through one frustration after another, the police eventually learn the identity of the killer but don’t have sufficient evidence in the eyes of a judge to secure a signed arrest warrant. Making matters even more difficult, the suspected serial killer is the adopted Vietnamese son of a popular U.S. Senator, a war hero and possibly the next U.S. Attorney General. The serial killer periodically mocks the police, who continue their efforts to gather evidence, always careful to tread lightly because of the suspect’s father. The killer continues to evaluate potential victims until, without realizing it, he selects a woman who is herself a serial killer and who, with the help of her silent partner, has targeted him. Neither killer realizes their counterpart killer has them in their sights.

Genre

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

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Primarily Philadelphia, with brief scenes in Easton, PA, Newark, DE, Washington, D.C. and an orphange in Siagon, Vietnam.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: BookLocker

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

The serial killer runs a business as a DJ for high school reunions. He selects his victims - whom must have black hair - from the yearbooks of the schools he will DJ for. The other serial killer targets people who have abused people but who have escaped the legal system.

Ending Description

The serial killer son the senator is eventually murdered by the silent partner, who was dying of lung cancer at the time. He confesses his sins to a priest before passing away. Neither he or the female killer are ever identified. The female killer plans to continue avenging the helpless.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Nora Tholey

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Obedient, Engaging, Honorable, Outspoken, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Faithful, Gracious, Romantic, Underdog, Aggressive, Complex, Heroic, Educated, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Confident, Flexible, Leader, Modest, Patriotic, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Megan Wilcox (female serial killer)

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Complex, Decisive, Perseverance, Secretive, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Villainous, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Charming, Educated, Flexible, Selfless, Sexy, Skillful, Underdog, Confident, Faithful, Funny, Heroic, Leader, Unapologetic, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Patick Mason (serial killer son of U.S. Senator)

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Lone Wolf, Aggressive, Charming, Complex, Confident, Secretive, Villainous, Crazy, Criminal, Educated, Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Peck and Lutz (Detectives)

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Outspoken, Selfless, Obedient, Blunt, Decisive, Funny, Skillful, Clumsy, Flexible, Honorable, Empathetic, Perseverance

Logline

“Death Boards” is a story of a serial killer but with a twist and then a twist within the twist. After the strangulation death of a young mother – the wife of the local DA’s best friend - in a department store dressing room, a full court search is on by the police. After fighting through one frustration after another, the police eventually learn the identity of the killer but don’t have sufficient evidence in the eyes of a judge to secure a signed arrest warrant. Making matters even more difficult, the suspected serial killer is the adopted Vietnamese son of a popular U.S. Senator, a war hero and possibly the next U.S. Attorney General. The serial killer periodically mocks the police, who continue their efforts to gather evidence, always careful to tread lightly because of the suspect’s father. The killer continues to evaluate potential victims until, without realizing it, he selects a woman who is herself a serial killer and who, with the help of her silent partner, has targeted him. Neither killer realizes their counterpart killer has them in their sights.

Short Summary

The serial killer runs a business as a DJ for high school reunions. He selects his victims - whom must have black hair - from the yearbooks of the schools he will DJ for. The other serial killer targets people who have abused people but who have escaped the legal system.


The serial killer son the senator is eventually murdered by the silent partner, who was dying of lung cancer at the time. He confesses his sins to a priest before passing away. Neither he or the female killer are ever identified. The female killer plans to continue avenging the helpless.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Nora Tholey

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Empathetic, Funny, Obedient, Engaging, Honorable, Outspoken, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Faithful, Gracious, Romantic, Underdog, Aggressive, Complex, Heroic, Educated, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Confident, Flexible, Leader, Modest, Patriotic, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Megan Wilcox (female serial killer)

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Complex, Decisive, Perseverance, Secretive, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Villainous, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Charming, Educated, Flexible, Selfless, Sexy, Skillful, Underdog, Confident, Faithful, Funny, Heroic, Leader, Unapologetic, Empathetic

Character 2

Name: Patick Mason (serial killer son of U.S. Senator)

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Lone Wolf, Aggressive, Charming, Complex, Confident, Secretive, Villainous, Crazy, Criminal, Educated, Manipulative

Character 3

Name: Peck and Lutz (Detectives)

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Outspoken, Selfless, Obedient, Blunt, Decisive, Funny, Skillful, Clumsy, Flexible, Honorable, Empathetic, Perseverance

Supplemental Materials

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