Guarding Shakespeare

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Quintin Peterson

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Special Police Officer Lt. Norman Blalock has been guarding the Folger Shakespeare Library 25 years. That's why he is the perfect candidate to pull off an inside job and heist from the library's underground bank vault a priceless artifact that can rock the foundation of English Literature...



Short Summary

The Folger Shakespeare Library

Norman Blalock outsmarts the thieves.


Washington, D.C.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Norman Blalock

Age: Late 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Confident,Romantic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Kavitha Netram

Age: Early 30s

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Villainous,Sexy,Criminal,Romantic,Greedy,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

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Development Pitch

Good Old Fashioned Heist "Peterson's novel is a lush tale of noir fiction in the spirit of the appealing thief utilizing all his wits against almost insurmountable odds." -Literary Fiction Book Review

About The Author

Native Washingtonian Quintin Peterson is a retired D.C. police officer who served the public for three decades. He is an artist and award-winning writer who has authored four DC-based crime novels, a book of poetry, several short stories available via Amazon Kindle, and has contributed to 10 anthologies, as well to the magazines such as SANITARIUM and Heater (formerly known as eNoir).

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Ram Press

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available