Brushed Off

M. Lee Musgrave lee@leemusgrave.com 1309720051771

MYSTERY

Contemporary

M. Lee Musgrave

Logline

Brushed-Off paints revealing passages of Los Angeles’ glamorous yet dangerous art scene whose oddball characters draws the reader into the story as a videographer takes his homicide detective friend deep into the lives of passionate collectors, beautiful socialites and zany artists. The threads discovered unravel a tapestry of crime that only an artist could perceive in the glare of so many colors. The twist of a detective using a well-connected artist to investigate leads is the key to this neo-noir thriller of an obsessive killer run-amuck.

Genre

Mystery

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

Television videographer host, artist James Terra and his married lover Nicole find themselves in a tangled web while searching for the killer of 3 of LAs hottest artists. What starts as a routine case for their friend homicide detective Francisco Rivas quickly turns into a tangled web of romance, in

Ending Description

James, Nicole, Cisco, Camille and Duie engage the killer and his accomplice in a fight and shoot-out that leaves the bad guys dead. James and Nicole move in together, Camille goes to college, and Cisco gets praise from everyone.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Coming of Age, Philosophical Questions, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: James Terra

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Charming, Complex, Honorable, Adventurous, Decisive, Educated, Engaging, Flexible

Additional Character Details

Name: NIcole

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Romantic, Secretive, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Francisco (Cisco) Rivas

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt, Educated, Masculine, Badass, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Brian Mazor

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Villainous

Logline

Brushed-Off paints revealing passages of Los Angeles’ glamorous yet dangerous art scene whose oddball characters draws the reader into the story as a videographer takes his homicide detective friend deep into the lives of passionate collectors, beautiful socialites and zany artists. The threads discovered unravel a tapestry of crime that only an artist could perceive in the glare of so many colors. The twist of a detective using a well-connected artist to investigate leads is the key to this neo-noir thriller of an obsessive killer run-amuck.

Short Summary

Television videographer host, artist James Terra and his married lover Nicole find themselves in a tangled web while searching for the killer of 3 of LAs hottest artists. What starts as a routine case for their friend homicide detective Francisco Rivas quickly turns into a tangled web of romance, in


James, Nicole, Cisco, Camille and Duie engage the killer and his accomplice in a fight and shoot-out that leaves the bad guys dead. James and Nicole move in together, Camille goes to college, and Cisco gets praise from everyone.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: James Terra

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Charming, Complex, Honorable, Adventurous, Decisive, Educated, Engaging, Flexible

Character 1

Name: NIcole

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Romantic, Secretive, Seductive

Character 2

Name: Francisco (Cisco) Rivas

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt, Educated, Masculine, Badass, Decisive

Character 3

Name: Dr. Brian Mazor

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Villainous

Supplemental Materials

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