The Ripper

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER CRIME DETECTIVE DRAMA GOTHIC HISTORICAL FICTION HORROR MYSTERY

2000s

L.A. MALDONADO

Logline

It is a fast-paced story filled with interesting characters and an enemy that cannot be destroyed by conventional means. Based on the historic events surrounding the murders of Jack the Ripper, Maldonado uses a mixture of fiction and fact to grab the attention of the reader. Even though his story is fictional, the actions of Jack the Ripper are part of a reality that still baffles the world. The areas of London that saw the murders of Jack the Ripper occur have become great tourist attractions and the locals have no problem implementing these into their businesses, especially pubs and restaurants. But all of a sudden a murder occurs, more specifically, the type of murder Jack the Ripper would’ve done. Chelsea, a well-known writer and “Ripperologist” knew this would happen and even though she is in America at the time of the killing, she tries to stop it. When Chelsea was a student at college she was the victim of a horrific attack, which she barely survived and it left her face scarred forever. Her father is Matthew Reid, a private detective in London and a descendent of the detective who initially investigated the original Ripper murders. As the copycat murders occur they are both drawn into the dangerous situation. Thanks to her visions, Chelsea cannot avoid her involvement. As for Matthew, he is approached by a local newspaper in search of a sensational story while providing substantial compensation. Unfortunately they aren’t dealing with just another copycat killer. Instead they face an entity that is much more powerful and a lot more deadly. As their conclusions reach the reality of the situation their fear to survive becomes greater than their passion to simply catch a serial killer.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Crime, Detective, Drama, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

London, Miami Florida

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

The Ripper is a riveting horror story by L.A. Maldonado. Ripperologist Chelsea Reid gains clairvoyant vision after a brutal attack and warns a stranger in Whitechapel of her forthcoming murder. A modern day Jack the Ripper story

Ending Description

Ripperologists, spellbound by an occult group known as the Ripper’s Ring which is controlled by the original murderer, commit acts of evisceration. Matthew and Chelsea acknowledge the guidance of Jack the Ripper’s copycat but wonder if they are walking into a trap.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

13: 978-1546452294

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Matthew Reid descendant of the detective on the original case,

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Desperate, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Blunt, Flexible, Modest, Educated, Honorable, Outspoken, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Chelsea Reid a Ripperologist gains clairvoyant vision after a brutal attack and warns a stranger in Whitechapel of her forthcoming murder.

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Skillful, Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: The Ripper

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Seductive, Villainous, Charming, Desperate, Engaging,Criminal,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: The Ripper Mother

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Seductive,Secretive,Sarcastic,Power Hungry,Blunt,Religious,Sexy,Uneducated,Villainous

Logline

It is a fast-paced story filled with interesting characters and an enemy that cannot be destroyed by conventional means. Based on the historic events surrounding the murders of Jack the Ripper, Maldonado uses a mixture of fiction and fact to grab the attention of the reader. Even though his story is fictional, the actions of Jack the Ripper are part of a reality that still baffles the world. The areas of London that saw the murders of Jack the Ripper occur have become great tourist attractions and the locals have no problem implementing these into their businesses, especially pubs and restaurants. But all of a sudden a murder occurs, more specifically, the type of murder Jack the Ripper would’ve done. Chelsea, a well-known writer and “Ripperologist” knew this would happen and even though she is in America at the time of the killing, she tries to stop it. When Chelsea was a student at college she was the victim of a horrific attack, which she barely survived and it left her face scarred forever. Her father is Matthew Reid, a private detective in London and a descendent of the detective who initially investigated the original Ripper murders. As the copycat murders occur they are both drawn into the dangerous situation. Thanks to her visions, Chelsea cannot avoid her involvement. As for Matthew, he is approached by a local newspaper in search of a sensational story while providing substantial compensation. Unfortunately they aren’t dealing with just another copycat killer. Instead they face an entity that is much more powerful and a lot more deadly. As their conclusions reach the reality of the situation their fear to survive becomes greater than their passion to simply catch a serial killer.

Short Summary

The Ripper is a riveting horror story by L.A. Maldonado. Ripperologist Chelsea Reid gains clairvoyant vision after a brutal attack and warns a stranger in Whitechapel of her forthcoming murder. A modern day Jack the Ripper story


Ripperologists, spellbound by an occult group known as the Ripper’s Ring which is controlled by the original murderer, commit acts of evisceration. Matthew and Chelsea acknowledge the guidance of Jack the Ripper’s copycat but wonder if they are walking into a trap.

Development Pitch

I personally see this book as a Major Motion Picture with great cast and great script writers and a great vision from the Director. Ripperologist Chelsea Reid gains clairvoyant vision after a brutal attack and warns a stranger in Whitechapel of her forthcoming murder. A tabloid hires Chelsea’s detective father, Matthew, descendant of the detective on the original case, to increase their newspaper sales when the woman is murdered and a Jack the Ripper copycat surfaces. Matthew is unaware of Chelsea’s involvement, but gets a message that she is the Ripper’s intended target and visits her at a Ripperology convention in Fort Lauderdale. His timing is perfect when Ripperologists, spellbound by an occult group known as the Ripper’s Ring which is controlled by the original murderer, commit acts of evisceration. Matthew and Chelsea acknowledge the guidance of Jack the Ripper’s first five victims who trail them everywhere, but wonder if they are walking into a trap. The Ripper is not suitable for the squeamish, due to its graphic descriptions, but it’s certainly a fascinating horror tale worth watching. Well-defined details are convincing, thus the lifestyle of the original prostitutes are probably accurate; especially that of Jack the Ripper’s mother, who was brutish but provided amusement to the story with her bawdy antics. The story has a captivating

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Matthew Reid descendant of the detective on the original case,

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Desperate, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Engaging, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Blunt, Flexible, Modest, Educated, Honorable, Outspoken, Religious

Character 1

Name: Chelsea Reid a Ripperologist gains clairvoyant vision after a brutal attack and warns a stranger in Whitechapel of her forthcoming murder.

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Skillful, Adventurous, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: The Ripper

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Seductive, Villainous, Charming, Desperate, Engaging,Criminal,Desperate

Character 3

Name: The Ripper Mother

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Seductive,Secretive,Sarcastic,Power Hungry,Blunt,Religious,Sexy,Uneducated,Villainous

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