Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries Book 1)

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MYSTERY LGBT

Contemporary

Mikel J. Wilson

Logline

At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he's assigned a case he fought to avoid - an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned. The mysterious death of a teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is soon followed by an apparent case of spontaneous human combustion. In a small town bursting with friends and foes, Rome's own secrets lie just beneath the surface. The rush to find the murderer before he strikes again pits him against artful private investigator Jeff Woodard. The PI is handsome, smart and seductive, and he just might be the killer Rome is seeking.

Genre

Mystery, LGBT

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

A small town in the Smoky Mountains & Knoxville, Tennessee.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Emory Rome is a young, talented and closeted special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Secrets from his youth keep him from his Smoky Mountain hometown until his father, the sheriff, asks for his help with a series of bizarre murders.

Ending Description

Emory Rome solves the murders, but the accidental revelation of his sexuality gets him fired from the TBI. Jeff Woodard, the private investigator who had been his nemesis during the investigation offers him a partnership with his firm, Mourning Dove Investigations. A Moriarty-type character arises.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Emory Rome

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable, Skillful, Adventurous, Badass, Complex, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Selfless, Masculine, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Jeff Woodard

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Adventurous, Aspiring, Badass, Aggressive, Beautiful, Confident, Leader, Manipulative, Seductive, Charming, Engaging, Masculine, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheriff Rome

Age: 54

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic, Gracious, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Faithful, Leader, Modest, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Virginia Kennon

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic, Gracious, Honorable, Outspoken, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Educated

Logline

At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he's assigned a case he fought to avoid - an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned. The mysterious death of a teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is soon followed by an apparent case of spontaneous human combustion. In a small town bursting with friends and foes, Rome's own secrets lie just beneath the surface. The rush to find the murderer before he strikes again pits him against artful private investigator Jeff Woodard. The PI is handsome, smart and seductive, and he just might be the killer Rome is seeking.

Short Summary

Emory Rome is a young, talented and closeted special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Secrets from his youth keep him from his Smoky Mountain hometown until his father, the sheriff, asks for his help with a series of bizarre murders.


Emory Rome solves the murders, but the accidental revelation of his sexuality gets him fired from the TBI. Jeff Woodard, the private investigator who had been his nemesis during the investigation offers him a partnership with his firm, Mourning Dove Investigations. A Moriarty-type character arises.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Emory Rome

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable, Skillful, Adventurous, Badass, Complex, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Selfless, Masculine, Aspiring

Character 1

Name: Jeff Woodard

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Adventurous, Aspiring, Badass, Aggressive, Beautiful, Confident, Leader, Manipulative, Seductive, Charming, Engaging, Masculine, Sexy

Character 2

Name: Sheriff Rome

Age: 54

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic, Gracious, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Faithful, Leader, Modest, Uneducated

Character 3

Name: Virginia Kennon

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic, Gracious, Honorable, Outspoken, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Educated

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