Charlie Young is a coroner’s investigator working with metro police on a series of Drag Queen murders in Nashville. Jackie’s, an Entertainment Palace on the east side of the Music City, is known for country music and songwriters, drag queen entertainers are an embarrassment, something to be swept under the rug. Yet there’s a killer hiding in the dark alleys of the city and they are hunting drag queens.
I came up with the idea after a colorful discussion with friends in the entertainment industry. Approximately 40,000 words in or half-way completed.
AWARD: Best First Sentence, Thrillerfest, 2017.