Brushed Off

M. Lee Musgrave 1309720051771



M. Lee Musgrave

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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.


Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

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

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Nudity, Substance Abuse

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

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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