Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor

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20th Century (multiple decades),Contemporary

William B. Taylor

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A DNA test leads an ordinary man to a long-lost family fortune & a haunted Gilded Age mansion. All seems well until a scheming mother-daughter duo arrive to try and get their share of windfall only to be thwarted at every turn by the mansion's protective spirit.


Comedy,Drama,Mystery,Historical Fiction,Suspense/Thriller,Horror

Short Summary

An ordinary man inherits his long-lost family's fortune & a haunted Gilded Age Mansion. Greedy friends arrive looking for their share of this new-found fortune and awake the protective spirit of the mansion. Hilarity ensues as the protective spirit thwarts the 2 greedy women at every turn.

The protective spirit of the mansion drives the greedy mother-daughter duo from the estate, driving one mad in the process. Alex and Maggie, along with the help of a local psychic, reunite the spirit with her loved ones and in the aftermath, fall in love and get married.


Long Island's Gold Coast

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Alex Tinsdill (pronounced Tins-dale)

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Gracious,Empathetic,Charming,Honorable,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Maggie Crosby

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Gracious,Honorable,Sophisticated,Modest,Sexy,Skillful,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Brenda Sonwil

Age: 68

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Desperate,Greedy,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Outspoken,Uneducated,Narcisstic,Villainous,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Connie Sonwil

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Clumsy,Desperate,Greedy,Insecure,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Sarcastic,Uneducated,Villainous

Development Pitch

It's everyone's dream: you find out that you have wealthy long-lost relatives and discover that they have left you a fortune! This happens to Alex Tinsdill, a humble good-guy living in Canada. His DNA test leads him to his previously unknown wealthy family in the US. He finds himself the sole heir to $250 million and a Gilded Age Mansion called Cove Point Manor. Alex travels to Long Island's Gold Coast to spend some time at his new estate, and he takes with him his prized 1956 Cadillac named Maybelline. When he arrives, he meets the beautiful caretaker of the estate, Maggie Crosby; Maggie's family has looked after the estate for almost 100 years. Two greedy family "frenemies", mother & daughter duo Brenda and Connie Sonwil, find out about Alex's good fortune and quickly track him down. Brenda is a bitter, nasty & manipulative woman; her daughter Connie is clumsy, dimwitted and unappealing. Together they plot to take some of Alex's fortune for themselves to better their miserable lives. Unfortunately for the two women, the mansion is protected by the spirit of Alex's great-great-grandmother who sets about driving the two women out of her beloved home. Hilarity ensues as the bumbling duo fight with each other, and the spirit of Cove Point Manor. Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor is a mix of drama, comedy, romance and supernatural suspense. Alex and Maggie's strong, but reserved characters are the perfect balance to the nasty, scheming women.

About The Author

William is a Canadian author and family historian. His Bloodline Series, consisting of Cove Point Manor, Of Noble Blood and Brenda's Revenge are all inspired by William's own personal family history...and his love of a fun, slightly dark, fast-paced mystery.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: William B. Taylor

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available