A Jolly Good Fellow

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Stephen Masse

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Two weeks before Christmas, Duncan Wagner gets into his car for another attempt at kidnapping the son of his most despised enemy, State Representative Win Booker.


Crime, Drama, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Duncan Wagner, a fake charity Santa Claus, sets out to kidnap the son of a politician, and when he drives into the wealthy suburb, he discovers the boy hitchhiking. So begins Wagner's quest for revenge as he finds himself face to face with a real boy, and no clue about how to run a kidnapping.


Boston, MA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Duncan Wagner is a self-styled charity Santa Claus intent on revenge. When he succeeds in kidnapping eleven-year-old Gabriel Booker, be comes to realize that the boy is a runaway, much more curious than scared.

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Empathetic, Complex, Sarcastic, Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Gabriel Booker

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Naive, Empathetic, Outspoken, Adventurous, Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: WInthrop Booker

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Decisive, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dick Murphy

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming

About The Author

Stephen Masse

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Good Harbor Press

Year Published: 2008

Hard Copy Available