Bad Blood

Robert Joseph 1377518026811



Robert Joseph

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Police detective-turned priest Raff Rafferty is persuaded by the local sheriff to travel to Hollywood and aid in the murder investigation of a beloved, world famous movie actor.



Short Summary

Raff Rafferty stumbles on the body of famed movie actor Marc Palmer on a remote beach in rural northern California.

Raff uncovers the identity of Palmer's murderer in a dramatic and suspenseful confrontation which reveals the extremes some people are willing to go for success, fame -- and revenge.


Hollywood, Los Angeles, northern California

Based on a True Story


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Main Character Details

Name: Raff Rafferty

Age: 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Honorable,Masculine,Modest,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Marc Palmer

Age: 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Heartthrob,Masculine,Sexy,Power Hungry,Skillful,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

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Development Pitch

BAD BLOOD is an inside story full of colorful, glamorous, often mysterious and sometimes bizarre individuals associated with the film industry. It's a suspenseful murder mystery with lots of surprising and unexpected twists and turns and an unusual ex-cop-turned-priest as the central character and investigating detective.

About The Author

Robert Joseph has published 21 novels, some with leading New York publishers and, more recently, others self-published. He has also written for the stage and television, including the CBS Playhouse (VACATION FROM WAR) and the projected 20thCentury-Fox series THE DOCTORS PARKER. His novel THE LAST SEASON was purchased by Showcase Entertainment and he was also engaged to write the screenplay as well for the film which is slated to begin shooting in the near future. He has also written the Everest Pictures film THE DIVINE LOVERS which was a huge hit in India. Robert Joseph is currently working on #10 in the Raff Rafferty series MUSIC FOR MURDER.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon/Create Space

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available