The Obsession of Doctor Pendergrass - Murder in Whitechapel

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CRIME HISTORICAL FICTION SUSPENSE / THRILLER ACTION ADVENTURE HISTORICAL FICTION

19th Century

John David Buchanan

Logline

The Obsession of Doctor Pendergrass is the story of a surgeon in London, England. Working at Saint Bartholomew's hospital in 1888 he sees first hand the horrible affects of crime perpetrated against the city's law abiding citizens. Scotland Yard had no idea what they would do about the rising crime rate, but Pendergrass knew exactly what he intended to do. Pendergrass donned his coat and hat, picked up his prize walking cane, and slipped into the shadows of London's backstreets and alleys. Some villains have gone missing, and London's criminal element is starting to get worried.

Genre

Crime, Historical Fiction, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure,,Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

London, England

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: John David Buchanan

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Dr. Pendergrass prevents a woman's murder. He enrolls her in a nursing school under a false name, Sarah Shelley. Sarah becomes an intern at the hospital and pretends to not recognize him. She tails Pendergrass one night, treats his gunshot wound, and demands to be part of his nightly indescretions.

Ending Description

Doctor Pendergrass and Sarah rent a room and set about baiting Jack the Ripper. Jack engages a prostitue; she is neither a hooker or a woman. Jack's reign of terror ends in that shabby rented room on Dorset Street. Scotland Yard had no idea why the murders stopped, but Doctor Pendergrass did.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

ISBN-10: 1720468478

Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist,,Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Doctor Pendergrass

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Secretive, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Perseverance, Skillful,Complex,Confident,Educated,Sophisticated,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Sarah Shelley

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Engaging, Faithful, Skillful,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: George Tillerman

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Flexible, Masculine,Masculine,Badass,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Reggie

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Honorable,Obedient,Selfless,Faithful

Logline

The Obsession of Doctor Pendergrass is the story of a surgeon in London, England. Working at Saint Bartholomew's hospital in 1888 he sees first hand the horrible affects of crime perpetrated against the city's law abiding citizens. Scotland Yard had no idea what they would do about the rising crime rate, but Pendergrass knew exactly what he intended to do. Pendergrass donned his coat and hat, picked up his prize walking cane, and slipped into the shadows of London's backstreets and alleys. Some villains have gone missing, and London's criminal element is starting to get worried.

Short Summary

Dr. Pendergrass prevents a woman's murder. He enrolls her in a nursing school under a false name, Sarah Shelley. Sarah becomes an intern at the hospital and pretends to not recognize him. She tails Pendergrass one night, treats his gunshot wound, and demands to be part of his nightly indescretions.


Doctor Pendergrass and Sarah rent a room and set about baiting Jack the Ripper. Jack engages a prostitue; she is neither a hooker or a woman. Jack's reign of terror ends in that shabby rented room on Dorset Street. Scotland Yard had no idea why the murders stopped, but Doctor Pendergrass did.

Development Pitch

The Obsession of Doctor Pendergrass books easily lend themselves to a series of movies or a TV series. The story is set in London in 1888. Doctor Pendergrass becomes a vigilante; roaming the city's alleys and lanes at night looking for the thugs responsible for his patients' injuries. In a strange twist of events, he prevents the murder of a woman who becomes a nursing intern at St. Bartholomew's where he works as a surgeon. Sarah Shelley ultimately becomes an accomplice in his nighttime endeavors after she follows Pendergrass one evening and saves his life. Together with George, an ex-medical school student turned dockworker, and Reggie, Pendergrass' carriage driver, they stop the most infamous serial killer in London's history.

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Doctor Pendergrass

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Secretive, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Perseverance, Skillful,Complex,Confident,Educated,Sophisticated,Skillful

Character 1

Name: Sarah Shelley

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Engaging, Faithful, Skillful,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Sarcastic

Character 2

Name: George Tillerman

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Flexible, Masculine,Masculine,Badass,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic

Character 3

Name: Reggie

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Honorable,Obedient,Selfless,Faithful

Supplemental Materials

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