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Tom Dots Doherty

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Set in Dublin, Ireland, over a St. Patrick's Day Festival, ShamrockSnake is an exciting crime thriller that is told from a male and female perspective as the central character attempts to discover what is behind a series of gruesome murder-suicides.



Short Summary

In ShamrockSnake, the central character (Doyle - the managing director of an Irish advertising agency) arrives back in Dublin after an extended stay in the USA, and witnesses the supposed murder-suicide of their business partner.

At the end of ShamrockSnake, the central character kills one of the people responsible for the murder-suicides, despite having once being in love with that person.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Killian/Celine Doyle

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Clumsy,Sexy,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful,Visionary,Heroic,Educated,Insecure,Leader,Naive,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Jill/Jim Maguire

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Villainous,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Skillful,Seductive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Greg/Liz Moore

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Blunt,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Funny,Educated,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Kate/Kevin Fallon

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Modest,Underdog,Charming,Obedient,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Romantic,Secretive,Educated,Sophisticated,Insecure,Naive

Development Pitch

ShamrockSnake is located in an unusual setting, is written from a male and female perspective, and features a professional other than a detective. In ShamrockSnake, the central character goes on a journey of discovery as they learn what they can achieve when they use their skills. ShamrockSnake would work as a Film or TV series as it concerns a central character in an unusual profession and location, deals with contemporary issues, and features a range of characters who depict various human attributes. It is not just another police/detective/private eye/procedural/slam-bang concept.

About The Author

ShamrockSnake is my second book, JimiJix was published in 2015, and features some of the same characters. I am 62 years old (born 16-1-1958), married with two teenage daughters, and was the managing director of one of Ireland's leading advertising agents and chairman of the Irish Advertising Effectiveness Awards. I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland - the lead character in ShamrockSnake is the managing director of an Irish advertising agency.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available