Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Coming back to life with - Ta Da! My Novel - the query letter.

Hello, its been a while.

I'm resurrecting this blog as in the interim - apart from living and working in China for the last 5 years - which you can read about via the link to my China blog on the side bar - I have been writing a novel.

The novel is ready for submission to agents and/or publishers so this seems a good place to start posting stuff before I create a website and another dedicated blog.

This is the query letter I am sending out with the submissions.

Happy to have any comments on this.


Meditations on Murder

Charlie wants to murder someone. Anybody will do. He wants to be a killer like the men with chiseled looks and sexy five o’clock shadows in the movies. But he’s just a pasty-faced, floppy-haired, rich office clone for the company his family owns.

When his psychopathic rage flares to life because his ex-girlfriend, Linda, has run off with his ex-best friend, Charlie creates a kill list on his iPhone. His first target is the puppy sleeping peacefully on his bed and the second is a more challenging victim that will test his resolve and his lust for blood. But then his iPhone bleeps – a ghost changes the list. Now Linda and his ex-best friend are on it. The daemon, a 12th century Scottish woman adds Linda’s parents and her solicitors.

Nye, the spirit, appears on his doorstep wearing his Bob Marley t-shirt – the cheek.  She has crossed the barrier from the beyond to save a blood relative who is in grave danger.  Nye haunts Charlie, cooking him breakfast, influencing his decisions about how to kill, and shaping his murderous quest for the sake of her family bloodline.

While on his mission to take lives, Charlie crosses paths with Roger le Ferrier, a serial killer stalking Nye’s relative, Annie. In an attempt to protect the girl he’s falling for, Charlie has no choice but to forget his own kill list. But then it’s too late – Charlie, too powerless to help, witnesses the girl’s brutal death at the hands of le Ferrier.

The next morning, Charlie finds the murdered girl cooking breakfast in his home.
Another ghost?  Or has he lost his sanity this time?

MEDITATIONS ON MURDER is complete at 74,525 words and is an Adult urban fantasy.

Thank you for your time and consideration.