Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fake Query 3 (Trail of Hope)

The clues point to murder, as crack private eye Dick Peters hunts for the missing debutante, Hope Diamond. Her killer left bits and pieces of her along the road, and Peters follows the Trail of Hope into peril.


Frustrated with the Miami Police Department, Gracie Pearl hires a private eye to find the answers to the questions surrounding her best friend’s disappearance and murder. Bits and pieces of Hope Diamond, a hot Miami debutante, are mailed to various locations: Her infamous blonde braids to the movie rental store, the stripper Halloween nun costume delivered to a prominent minister’s home, severed breasts iced in a cooler and planted in a mom-and-pop grocery store, and most recently, a Prada bag filled with lip-stick-branded five dollar bills arrives at Grace’s doorstep. The killer is vicious, cruel, and taunting the public. Worse yet, Gracie is his newly aquired target.

Private Investigator Dick Peters loves good scotch, great novels and sexy women – not necessarily in that order. Listening to Gracie, he easily deduces that Grace and Hope aren’t debutantes aside from the one cheesy porn movie made last year, which he does not have in his private collection that you’d never find in a hidden panel in his closet. As Gracie’s full pouty mouth pleads for his help and protection, Dick is compelled to crack this case wide open, along with Gracie’s thighs.

Pulled into Gracie as well as a world of dark criminals, STDs and bad lighting, the porn industry of Miami may be more than Dick bargained for, but he’s determined to follow the snail trail of Hope, solve the case and get the girls – both the girl who is still alive and the dead chick – not necessarily in that order.

--Brenda Bradshaw

9 comments:

Dave F. said...

I love the excitement and horror of this.
Severed body parts in a Mom&Pop cooler - eeeuuuw!

Sarah said...

Alternate laughs and ew's. What could be a better prescription for success? Great one!

ril said...

Excellent and funny. Not necessarily in that order.

Whirlochre said...

It's not the most scintillating of fake plots but you've countered the blandness with a wealth of detail,and exploited the genre admirably.

It helps that the main character is called Dick, but the line about Gracie's thighs is a goodie.

Robin S. said...

OK- time to write it.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Laughs! Glad you guys liked it. It was fun to do. I don't think I could write it though!

Anonymous said...

Good un Bren! Even with the "twisted" plot the query itself reads quite nicely. Google "Stephen/Tara Grant" if you decide to pursue it.

ME

pjd said...

I was going to point out the first part of the second paragraph because I liked it so much, but by the time I got to the end of the query I'd decided I liked every word of the whole damn thing.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Awww, Peter, thank you. ~kiss~