The Lost Souls of Clayton

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ADVENTURE DRAMA DETECTIVE MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER CRIME ACTION ACTION CRIME DETECTIVE DRAMA MYSTERY POLITICAL SUSPENSE/THRILLER

2000s,Contemporary,20th Century (multiple decades)

Paul Laffan

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Logline

A car wreck just outside of town, where the only occupant of the vehicle was a tied up body, leads the Sheriff to ask for help from a Detective who is in Clayton on vacation. Together they will reveal a dark past for Clayton town and the strange disappearances of people that has been happening there

Genre

Adventure, Drama, Detective, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Crime, Action,,Action,Crime,Detective,Drama,Mystery,Political,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

A car wreck just outside of town, where the only occupant of the vehicle was a tied up body, leads the Sheriff to ask for help from a Detective who is in Clayton on vacation. Together they will reveal a dark past for Clayton town and the strange disappearances of people that has been happening there


The Sheriff finds out who the murderer of the body found in the car wreck was. A local who had been wrongly accused and imprisoned for a murder he never committed years past, takes his revenge on the people of the town Clayton. The Mayor then tries to cover it up with dire results for the Sheriff.

Setting

Vermont USA, New York, Hudson NY

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Meaningful Message,,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Extreme Violence,Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Clive Dempsey

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Heroic, Empathetic, Adventurous, Skillful, Romantic, Perseverance, Modest, Gracious, Engaging,Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Leader,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Selfless,Modest,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Peter Gates

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Perseverance, Complex, Empathetic, Masculine, Obedient, Badass, Heroic, Outspoken, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Faithful, Honorable, Engaging, Heartthrob, Patriotic, Skillful, Adventurous, Decisive,Aspiring,Badass,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Sarcastic,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Selfless,Patriotic,Modest,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Trevor Walsh

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Confident, Criminal, Educated, Secretive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Complex, Crazy, Desperate, Insecure,Secretive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Desperate,Criminal,Crazy,Complex,Charming,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Grace Manning

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Selfless, Adventurous, Faithful, Gracious, Seductive, Honorable, Romantic, Sexy, Beautiful, Confident, Empathetic, Engaging,Sexy,Modest,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Gracious,Seductive,Romantic

Development Pitch

I would like to see this as a mini series. During the series it will of course focus on the investigation into the murder and the reported missing persons in Clayton, but from episode to episode it would show the relationship of a father and his young teen sons. It will examine the main character's past and the death of his wife and the affect it had on him and his boys. Episodes would also cover the new friendship bond of the Sheriff and the Detective. We would also look at the new romantic relationship formed with the Owner of the town's only Hotel, Grace, and the detective. As the episodes progress, we learn the affect of what can happen to the people of a town when they make false accusations on one of their own residences. We would then focus on the political side of what it means if a town could earn a bad reputation. Visually the back drop of the series main location would be the stunning hills and lakes of Vermont. The quiet town of Hudson and its wide river. It would show the beautiful country of the US.

About The Author

First time Novelist from Dublin Ireland.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

9781729167090

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