Small Town Chaos

In the grip of late fall, the serene town of Elroy is shattered by its first gruesome murder. Chief Mason, armed with expertise and big-city savvy, leads his team into uncharted territory as they battle a lack of resources and the weight of the unknown. As suspicions fester and the once peaceful community becomes a hotbed of secrets and betrayal, Chief Mason navigates the treacherous waters of small-town politics and mistrust to solve the case before more lives are claimed by the shadows of Elroy. The path to justice is fraught with unexpected twists and turns, leading the team through a labyrinth of deception and danger. Each revelation peels back another layer of the town’s dark underbelly, exposing long-buried secrets and unexpected alliances. With the assistance of outside agencies, Chief Mason and his team plunge headlong into a web of deceit that threatens to consume them. Brace yourself for a journey through the sinister heart of a town torn apart by tragedy and the relentless pursuit of truth.


  • Age Group:New Adult (18-25)
  • Manuscript TypeFull Manuscript
  • Draft Number:Second Draft
  • Word Count (Rounded Up):Up to 50,000
  • Spice LevelNo Spice

Primary Genre:

  • Mystery | Thriller | Crime

Themes & Tropes

  • Classic
  • Contemporary
  • Drama
  • High Stakes
  • Mystery

Requirements & Requests

Mystery in short story parts

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