Okay, I'll dive in. The query that got me the agent who sold my book.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:55 PM
Anyway, here you are:
Dear Ms. Agent Lady,
I'd like to tell you about my latest mystery novel, THE DAMAGE DONE (73,685 words):
Mark Mallen had been a great cop, before he succumbed to the needle. Driven from the narcotics division and run off the force, Mallen's been surviving day-to-day in the gritty world of San Francisco's Tenderloin district. But just as if it looks like his life will end in addiction, his upstairs neighbor comes to him begging for help in finding her daughter's murderer. The man hidden deep inside the addict is prompted to action, as Mallen sees an opportunity to redeem himself and re-emerge.
However, staying clean turns out to be the least of his problems. As Mallen struggles to find the killer before another child is murdered, a couple of rogue cops come after his head, his ex-partner tries to turn him into an informant, and a growing number of people seem to want him dead the deeper he dives into the tangled threads of the investigation. When he finally comes close to unraveling it all, he discovers at its center something darker and more sinister than any nightmare he's ever known: the murder trail leads directly to a police officer he once trained.
I am writing to you because I read on AgentQuery.com that you were passionate about mysteries. I am hoping that mine is one you could also feel passionate about. My short fiction has been published in various online literary journals, including Pindeldyboz, Cherry Bleeds, and Word Riot. I am also a produced screenwriter with another script currently under option.
Thank you for your time.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:25 PM
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