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A murder mystery presented in three genres -- gritty film noir when the brilliant detective who solved the case recalls it, lush Hollywood glamour when his starry-eyed wife starts writing a novel about it, and lurid pulp when her meddlesome editor rewrites her. Their comic battle for creative control of the manuscript turns serious when the novelist realizes her husband missed a key clue, and the race is on to see who can re-solve the case first.

Written by: Keith Davidson     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Screenplay
Posted: 02/07/2001
Updated: 11/04/2017
Author Bio: After winning a Disney Fellowship and many other screenwriting contests, Keith sold a script to Universal, with Ivan Reitman attached. He has had a number of scripts optioned, and has two features currently in pre-production. Keith also wrote and directed the film noir comedy short "Charlie Noir" (viewable on YouTube), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and garnered five awards on the festival circuit. He has since made two more shorts, "Keys to the Coffin" and the multi-award-winning "Willy". His website is:

Contest Results: Ojai Film Festival (First Place) [2017]
Disney/ABC (First Place)
Warner Bros. (First Place)
Scriptwriters Network (First Place)
StoryPros International (Third Place)
Nicholl Fellowships (Semifinalist, Top 20)
AFI/Maui (Second Place)
Scriptapalooza Features/Shorts (Semifinalist)
Big Bear (Finalist, Top 5)
Austin Fest Film (Quarterfinalist)
Atlanta (Finalist)
Worldfest - Houston (Finalist)
America's Best (Finalist)
American Screenwriting (Semifinalist, top 2%)
Cinestory Feature (Quarterfinalist)
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition (Semifinalist)
Writer's Digest (Honorable Mention)