Something to Die For

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Philip Cox

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Detective Sam Leroy is assigned to investigate three murders which occurred the same night, in different parts of the city. His lieutenant says they are unrelated, but Leroy is not so sure. He widens the investigation, eventually having to choose between playing the game or doing the right thing.



Short Summary

The story begins with three murders on the same night in different parts of Los Angeles. Leroy is at his partner's wedding when the first call comes in. He leaves to head to the first scene of crime.


Los Angeles

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Sam Leroy

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Empathetic,Heroic,Masculine,Outspoken,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Skillful,Selfless,Engaging,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Ray Quinn

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Adventurous,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Naive,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Patriotic,Selfless,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Roman Perez

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Complex,Decisive,Educated,Leader,Unapologetic,Skillful,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Preston Patterson

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Greedy,Leader,Manipulative,Secretive,Outspoken,Power Hungry,Blunt,Villainous

About The Author

Philip Cox was born and raised in the UK seaside town of Southend on Sea, which lies forty miles east of London. After graduating from High School, he began a career in UK Banking and Financial Services, and spent the next decades working his way through the ranks, finally becoming a Branch Manager of a major UK bank. Philip left banking after the birth of his first child to be a stay-at-home father, and it was during this time that, in between changing diapers/nappies, he began to write his first novel, ‘After the Rain’. Now having written ten books, he is based in Hertfordshire, some twenty miles north of London, with his wife and two daughters. During his spare time (what spare time there is between school runs and writing!), Philip enjoys indulging his interest in Model Railroading/Railways. He is tall and slim, has a few grey hairs, and wishes he could get to the gym more often. Philip’s website is, and he can be followed on twitter @philipcoxbooks, on Instagram, and facebook

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available