Brushed Off

M. Lee Musgrave lee@leemusgrave.com 1309720051771

MYSTERY

Contemporary

M. Lee Musgrave

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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

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.

Setting

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu

Based on a True Story

No

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

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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