Fortitude: A Classic Hitchcock Thriller

Paul McParland 789122220091


1920s & '30s

Paul McParland

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London 1935: Jack is on the run. He has been accused of murder and there are only two people who can help him; Elsie, a quick thinking young friend and Thomas Whale, a reporter, who believes Jack is innocent! The trio are caught in a breathless chase across the city as they uncover the dirty secrets of foreign and domestic powers! Can Jack expose the conspiracy before it's too late?


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

Short Summary

Jack is at the cinema on a cold Saturday night in November of 1935 trying to forget his most recent love affair, when a man collapses on him with a knife sticking out of his back. Jack is forced to enlist the help of his friend, Elsie, and a reporter called Thomas, in order to prove his innocence.

Jack and his friends set up a meeting in an attempt to lure the murderer into the open for arrest. The murderer realises it's a set-up and attempts to kill Jack and Thomas. Elsie saves Jack but is shot in the process. She dies in the arms of the man she loves as the police descend upon the scene.


London, 1935

Based on a True Story


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Main Character Details

Name: Jack Sheraton

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Romantic, Heroic, Leader, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Elsie Morrow

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy, Sophisticated, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Romantic, Seductive, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Thomas Whale

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Blunt, Confident, Modest, Perseverance, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Chief Superintendent Jim Lawrence

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Criminal, Unapologetic, Villainous, Skillful, Uneducated, Aggressive, Complex, Decisive, Manipulative, Secretive

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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