In Milady's Chamber: A John Pickett Mystery

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COMEDY DETECTIVE DRAMA HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY ROMANCE

19th Century

Sheri Cobb South

Logline

Summoned to London's Berkeley Square on his first murder investigation, an idealistic young Bow Street Runner finds his task complicated when he's smitten with the dead man's widow, a beautiful aristocrat who happens to be the chief suspect.

Genre

Comedy, Detective, Drama, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

London, 1808

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Five Star/Cengage

Year Published: 2006

Starting Description

Idealistic young Bow Street Runner John Pickett must save Julia, Lady Fieldhurst from the gallows when her estranged husband is found dead in her bedchamber, stabbed in the neck with her nail scissors.

Ending Description

Pickett realizes the seemingly nonsensical words overheard in Lady Fieldhurst's bedchamber were misunderstood French, and arrives in Berkeley Square to arrest the French lady's maid--just in time to prevent the murderous maid from strangling her mistress.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: John Pickett

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Julia, Lady Fieldhurst

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Desperate, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Patrick Colquhoun

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Leader, Outspoken, Confident

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Logline

Summoned to London's Berkeley Square on his first murder investigation, an idealistic young Bow Street Runner finds his task complicated when he's smitten with the dead man's widow, a beautiful aristocrat who happens to be the chief suspect.

Short Summary

Idealistic young Bow Street Runner John Pickett must save Julia, Lady Fieldhurst from the gallows when her estranged husband is found dead in her bedchamber, stabbed in the neck with her nail scissors.


Pickett realizes the seemingly nonsensical words overheard in Lady Fieldhurst's bedchamber were misunderstood French, and arrives in Berkeley Square to arrest the French lady's maid--just in time to prevent the murderous maid from strangling her mistress.

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Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: John Pickett

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Charming

Character 1

Name: Julia, Lady Fieldhurst

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Desperate, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Charming

Character 2

Name: Patrick Colquhoun

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Leader, Outspoken, Confident

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