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To solve a drug-related murder a young female detective must investigate a Gypsy clan where she suddenly finds herself in danger after falling for one of the suspects.

Synopsis: Madison is pretty, athletic, and a police detective. In the small town of Carmel, she finds a steady flow of marijuana and a cadre of gypsy youths who sell it. Her boss, Captain Nagata wants Madison to reverse the tide before more crimes are committed. Against this background, Madison faces twin problems of decaying eyesight and her father’s dementia.
Her police work leads her to a state park where a gypsy band hides and forest glades are used to grow weed. She falls for the handsome Lash, a gypsy dedicated to the Roma way of life and his own freedom.
A murder at the warehouse where marijuana is exchanged for cash leads Madison directly back to Lash and the gypsies. Lash takes a liking to Madison, and she receives the bounty of gypsy magic, herbs for her eyes and her father. While she may not believe in magic, she cannot deny the improvement the herbs make.
Madison’s desire for Lash becomes physical—until she learns he’s married to Gabriela, a gypsy beauty. Since Lash was married at 13, under his parents’ guidelines, he claims a freedom not granted to most men. Yet, Madison is drawn to him.
Accused of the murder, Lash goes to jail, a difficult place for him. Madison works to clear Lash. Her efforts uncover facts and leads that implicate a fellow detective—Rennie.
Rennie will not confess, and he taunts Madison. Madison must conspire with Lash’s wife and mother to find a way to trap Rennie. Wife and mother invoked an ancient gypsy curse that gives life to a monster.
In the middle of a storm, the monster kills Rennie. Madison, armed with bow and a specially prepared arrow must face the beast. Will the arrow work? Wouldn’t she rather use her pistol? Her faith in the Roma magic allows her to slay the monster.
Clearing Lash is Madison’s last act. Even as she does, she realizes that Lash will never submit to a “normal” marriage. He is as free as the wind, and he cannot change. He drives away. Madison visits her father who has recovered from his dementia…for the moment.

  • Pamela Beach
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    Thriller, Drama, Suspense, Murder, Mystery, Crime
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Writer Biography

Pamela Beach studied Creative Writing at Cuesta College and Allan Hancock College. Passionate about writing, she self-published several short stories and a few books on juicing. She has written several screenplays and pilot scripts and continues to write daily. While Pamela has written in various genres, she most at home writing Thriller/ Suspense, Thriller/Horror, and Crime Thrillers.

Pamela currently has two scripts under options, three films in pre-prod, and two others in development stages.

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Writer Statement

Beyond the Redwoods was conceived by Pamela Beach. Pamela’s love for mysteries along with her experience growing up on the Central Coast of California and spending endless weekends camping in Big Sur, Carmel Valley, and the California Redwoods, sparked the idea to tell a story about a murder mystery in the State Park.
Pam sought to put a unique spin on the story by tapping into gypsy magic, cryptozoology, and the ever-growing popularity of weed. Pamela remembers growing up in the ‘hippie’ era in the ’70s and relates the gypsies, local magic, and weed to those days. Those memories along with the included suspense of the ‘whodunit’ mystery adds an exciting twist to the end of the story, which is sure to keep people talking long after the film is over…