A Life of Death

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DETECTIVE FAMILY HORROR SUSPENSE / THRILLER YOUNG ADULT CRIME MYSTERY FANTASY DRAMA

1980s & '90s

Weston Kincade

Logline

Only one teen can speak for the dead… but can he bring them justice? Alex is a troubled youth who, with a single touch, has the ability to see how a murder victim died. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town’s founding family?

Genre

Detective, Family, Horror, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Crime, Mystery, Fantasy, Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Tranquil Heights, Virginia (Based on Abingdon, Virginia)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

Alex is a troubled teen with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe Alex when murders implicate the town’s founding family?

Ending Description

Alex finds the courage to protect those who can’t—both the dead and his little sisters—with the help of his girlfriend Paige. But when his own step-father “The Drunk” turns out to be a murderer, Alex must act. He saves his family, but the loss of his youngest sister steals the family’s innocence.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Alex Drummond

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Visionary, Insecure, Empathetic, Naive, Perseverance, Secretive, Engaging, Faithful, Honorable, Selfless, Underdog, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Flexible, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Paige Kurtley

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Aspiring, Charming, Decisive, Faithful, Heroic, Modest, Adventurous, Beautiful, Leader, Complex, Empathetic, Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Gracious, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Jamie Drummond

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Honorable, Naive, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Steve McCullen, aka "The Drunk"

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Crazy, Desperate, Insecure, Power-hungry, Villainous, Masculine, Narcissistic

Logline

Only one teen can speak for the dead… but can he bring them justice? Alex is a troubled youth who, with a single touch, has the ability to see how a murder victim died. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town’s founding family?

Short Summary

Alex is a troubled teen with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe Alex when murders implicate the town’s founding family?


Alex finds the courage to protect those who can’t—both the dead and his little sisters—with the help of his girlfriend Paige. But when his own step-father “The Drunk” turns out to be a murderer, Alex must act. He saves his family, but the loss of his youngest sister steals the family’s innocence.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Alex Drummond

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Visionary, Insecure, Empathetic, Naive, Perseverance, Secretive, Engaging, Faithful, Honorable, Selfless, Underdog, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Flexible, Modest

Character 1

Name: Paige Kurtley

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Aspiring, Charming, Decisive, Faithful, Heroic, Modest, Adventurous, Beautiful, Leader, Complex, Empathetic, Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Gracious, Perseverance

Character 2

Name: Jamie Drummond

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Honorable, Naive, Narcissistic

Character 3

Name: Steve McCullen, aka "The Drunk"

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Crazy, Desperate, Insecure, Power-hungry, Villainous, Masculine, Narcissistic

Supplemental Materials

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