Bloodlines: Of Noble Blood

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Contemporary,19th Century

William B. Taylor

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Newlyweds Alex and Maggie travel to England and uncover a DNA match involving one of Britain's great noble families. At stake is a noble title and a vast family fortune which some families members are willing to kill in order to keep.


Action,Crime,Drama,Mystery,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

A client's DNA test reveals that he is the long-lost heir to the Glendon family title. The Glendon family is one of the oldest and wealthiest noble families in England. While investigating the discovery, Alex and Maggie uncover a 100-year-old murder involving the matriarch of the Glendon family.

The story ends after a high-speed chase down the motorway with James Glendon, the Earl's grandson, trying to run the protagonists off the road. James loses control of his BMW and ends with a fiery crash at a gas station where his mother is sitting in a car at the fuel pumps.


England - London & Derbyshire

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Rags to Riches

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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Alex Tinsdill

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Honorable,Romantic,Skillful,Selfless,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Maggie Crosby

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Modest,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Gracious,Sophisticated,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Deborah Glendon

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Greedy,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Narcisstic,Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: James Glendon

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Narcisstic,Aggressive,Criminal,Power Hungry,Greedy,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

Newlyweds Alex and Maggie travel to England and verify a DNA match to one of England's great noble families, the Glendons. Alex makes contact with the current Earl of Glendon and arranges a meeting to introduce him to his long-lost cousin, Charles McLagan. As the story progresses, Alex and Maggie uncover a 100-year-old murder involving Lord Glendon's great-grandmother. The dark secret of the Glendon family is revealed and then confirmed by the Earl of Glendon. The news of a long-lost heir to the Glendon family titles and fortune doesn't sit well with the Earl's lecherous daughter and grandson who set about trying to eliminate the competition to their birthright. With the help of a benevolent spirit of a little girl, Maggie and Alex work to thwart the murderous mother-son duo while protecting their client and the Earl. The story is action-packed with the spoiled mother and son duo slowly descending into madness as they try to eliminate their long-lost cousin...and the interfering Tinsdills

About The Author

I am a Canadian author and family historian. Always an avid reader, and coming from a family of story-tellers, I penned my first novel, Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor with the encouragement of family and friends. The resulting book has been well received and I followed up with two more books, Bloodlines: Of Noble Blood and Bloodlines: Brenda's Revenge. Both books are a continuation of the original Cove Point Manor. The characters, settings, and storylines have been inspired by my own family history and add a touch of realism to these works of fiction. All three novels have been, or are in the process of being made into audiobooks and are available on Audible worldwide.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: William B. Taylor

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available