Pretty City Murder

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Robert E Dunn

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Pretty City Murder is the story of three life-long friends, a cop, a priest, and a hotel owner, who are pitted against each other when the priest's brother is murdered in the hotel where he is supervisor of bellhops.


Crime, Mystery,

Short Summary

Inspector Leahy must pry the truth out of the hotel owner, his mistress and employees, even as the lead inspector and the priest think Leahy is incompetent.

Leahy narrows the suspects to an unlikely person - Pepper Chase, hotel clerk, who was in love with the bellhop supervisor, thought he was in love with the hotel owner's mistress, and killed him in a fit of jealousy over the mistress.


San Francisco and Topaz Lake (California)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Larry Leahy

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Honorable, Perseverance, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: James O'Hara

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Masculine, Educated, Manipulative, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Father Ralph MacKenzie, SJ

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Leader, Masculine, Unapologetic, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Pepper Chase

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Uneducated, Clumsy, Complex, Desperate, Flexible, Insecure, Naive, Secretive

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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