Submission Samples from the Mystery Genre

Title: P.I.

Logline: A small-time detective is hired to investigate the sexual mutilation/murder of a Beverly Hills socialite who was not only the wife of his best friend, but his former lover.

Synopsis: Bloody footprints on elegant white carpet greet small-time private investigator Tom Hicks when he is called to the Beverly Hills home of his childhood friend Mike Hannigan. Tom finds him in the den, drunk and confused, and unable to understand his ramblings, Tom follows the trail upstairs to the master bedroom where he discovers the mutilated body of Mike's wife; murdered and posed to look like a sex game gone horribly wrong. Now in order to prove his friend's innocence - and his own - Tom must admit his affair with the victim and deal with the disturbing revelations about the love of his life as the case leads him deeper and deeper into a world of drugs and sex clubs.

Title: The Janissary Factor

Logline: Traditional Islamic terrorism and expansion by the sword takes an unique turn with a 200-year-old secret plot, infiltration and intimidation of a Christian Holy See headquartered in Muslim Turkey

Synopsis: A thriller with a multi-layered plot unfolds against an historical background and features a troubled seminary graduate from Chicago at a crossroads in his vocation. He is unwittingly thrown into a world of intrigue and danger, stumbling onto and foiling a calculated plan by a secret sect in Turkey targeting a longtime archenemy, Greece, a Christian Orthodox nation, through its faith. The ultimate goal of this real, arcane and ancient group is its mission to destroy the Christian legacy in Turkey undetected, then infiltrate the Orthodox religion globally. Next target: Catholics worldwide. His journey of self-discovery propels him into an unusual front of the on-going conflict between Islam and Christianity. The action is set against a backdrop of intimidation towards Christians and the Greek world's insistence their Holy See remain in ancestral land. The Janissary Factor is available in electronic or hard copy. I look forward to your response. Sincerely, Steven P. Stamatis

Title: Unearthing

Logline: When a man learns the key to unlocking his mysterious past is buried on a suspected killer's property, he must convince the woman who doesn't know she hid it there to help him find it.

Synopsis: Unearthing is a story set in a small town, where two people who share a strange and complicated past delve into life's most challenging subjects--science, faith, destiny, and love. What they ultimately discover destroys what they think is real, and leaves audiences questioning the same. As a writer, my aim is to develop layered and thought-provoking stories that challenge audiences to escape contentment and experience life a little more uncomfortably. To date, I have written three produced screen plays, Red Samurai, Truth Be Told, and NADA. With Unearthing and Emptiness (another script in development), I'm looking to take my career to the next level and am currently seeking new representation. To read Unearthing, please reply and request. Thank you for your time,

Title: Hush Little Bubba, Don't Say A Word

Logline: An older vibrant retired law enforcement officer leaves behind his retirement shell and begins a new venture into an elected position to solve the unsolved murder of five people.

Synopsis: Jinkx Finner has been elected Sheriff in an East Texas county and assembled a surprising quintet of detectives, along with his experience and knowledge of a particular case, and to the astonishment of others has founded the most logical and realistic scenario that could have taken the lives of five people that were abducted from a fried chicken restaurant, robbed and murdered execution style on September 23, 1983. I am a former Private Investigator licensed by the State of California, a former aerospace industry supervisor, a former Texas Deputy Constable, police officer and Deputy Sheriff, now retired. I have over twenty-five years in the investigative and law enforcement field. My screenplay was adapted from my book of the same name. I would like to submit this screenplay for your considerstion and can be contacted as listed below Jack Frye 209 E. Main Street PMB 130 Kilgore, Texas 75662

Title: WHY?

Logline: Why did 16 year old Kayla suddenly become missing?

Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are devastated by their daughter's sudden disappearance. The police investigates family and friends. They discover that Kayla has been keeping secrets. Mr. Shaw continues conducting search parties to help locate her, while Mrs Shaw sinks into depression over her daughter. Lies and deception unfold as the truth is revealed. WHY did Kayla suddenly disappear? WHY is someone Not telling the truth? And WHY is the answers discovered by Mrs, Shaw 10 years later at her best friend's home?

Title: SWORD

Logline: An innocent photojournalist witnesses and photographs an assassination. He soon discovers a worldwide conspiracy. The CIA seems to be responsible. Death and danger follow him.

Synopsis: Having photographed the brutal assassination of a Middle Eastern family in Switzerland, Michael finds that the assassins are after him. They have killed two of his closest friends, and have kidnapped his sister and his girlfriend. He is befriended by a high tanking officer in the CIA who asks Michael to participate in the operation to bring the culprits to justice. The President of the United States has just been assassinated, and Michael is now being pursued by two different sets of people. He is running all throughout Europe trying to evade capture. The story just gets more complicated when Michael has a hard time distinguishing friend from foe. One thing becomes clear, however: The photographs he is holding are the key to exposing the whole plot, known as "SWORD". Someone is murdering Middle Eastern officials all over the world. Is it possible that the CIA could sanction such actions, or is there a loose cannon?

Title: FIRE MAN

Logline: A lost soul wanders out of a California desert, saves a young boy while being burned alive.

Synopsis: PITCH: MAN WITH TWO FACES meets THE SIXTH SENSE After saving the young boy, Fire Man struggles between life, death, reality and illusions. The boy, Aaron Ross, befriends his hero while dealing with the loss of his mother and the alienation of affection from his father. LAPD Homicide Detective Ellis while seeking the identity of our hero, finds instead a trail that leads to murder, revenge, sexual predator and prey. During hospital visits with his recovering father and Fire Man, Aaron attracts the attention of someone whose lust cries out for satisfaction. Not all heros are born out of the pages of a comic book, some are just like you and me accept for the circumstances of their lives. This is one of those stories where one man's love for his son not only affects him but changes the lives of those around him. IF THIS HAS PIQUED YOUR INTEREST, I'D BE HAPPY TO SEND A COPY OF MY 117 PAGE, WGA REGISTERED SCREENPLAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

Title: TCES

Logline: 2 different stories in 1 movie!First one/on screen/ about THE AFTER-LIFE,second one/in your mind/,uncovered only in the last scene,about THE REVENGE.Totally sophisticated script WRITTEN FROM ENDING!

Synopsis: J.Morton,a brutal 7-time murderer,is sentenced to death and executed.His body dies but his wicked soul remains on earth.Pursued by mysterious figures,he overcomes earthly and unearthly traps.He discovers in himself new feelings after death-he protects the defenseless,finds love,attempts to make a connection with his son and longs for forgiveness.Gradually he arrives at the answers to his questions and guesses the identity of the unknown figures.It's difficult for him to understand unforeseen connection between his son and the mysterious figures but the most difficult of all is his last one-to finally find peace for his cleansed soul under the condition of THE DEATH OF HIS SON! ..BUT IS THE STORY ON SCREEN REAL? NO! THE ENTIRE STORY,SCENE AFTER SCENE,IS WRITTEN FROM ENDING.To the last full stop sophisticated script with 2 different stories in 1 film,where each scene,word and action fits in simultaneously both (→)and(←)! TCES.. or itīs SECT?

Title: House Museum

Logline: A young girl discovers things, which belonged to her missing father and organizes a picnic for several families to go on mysterious place, where her father worked to find out what had really happened.

Synopsis: A young cheerful girl Tracy finds in the attic things, which belonged to her father, who disappeared in a mysterious way. Among them she finds a bunch of keys and a photo of an old building with an address. Tracy organizes a picnic for two friends and their families to the house museum to find out how to actually her father was gone. On the museum grounds, families meet a mysterious employee who agrees to give them a tour of the first three floors, which are the least danger, as each floor of the museum is the level of danger of the objects that are there.

Title: IN SEARCH OF

Logline: A college student abandon at birth by his mother is on a fact finding mission to locate his biological family is surprised at what he finds.

Synopsis: Christopher Miles has just return from visiting a friend in the Hospital that had a heart attack, concern about not knowing his own family medical history, he goes to a DNA clinic to get tested for at risk diseases, when afterwards he meets a myterious woman on the street who gives him the name of a man he looks like from her past and where she last saw him. He travels to Blacksburg Virginia, where he learns that the now deceaesed man had sex with myterious woman nine months before he was born. IF THIS PIQUED YOUR INTEREST I WILL LIKE TO SEND A COPY OF MY 114 PAGE, WGA REGISTERED SCREENPLAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.