Pretty City Murder

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CRIME MYSTERY

Contemporary

Robert E Dunn

Logline

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.

Genre

Crime, Mystery

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

San Francisco and Topaz Lake (California)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

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.

Ending Description

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.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

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

Logline

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.

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.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Larry Leahy

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

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

Character 1

Name: James O'Hara

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

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

Character 2

Name: Father Ralph MacKenzie, SJ

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

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

Character 3

Name: Pepper Chase

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

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

Supplemental Materials

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