Megan McShane Original Screenplay
Diana J. Dell & Carol A. Dingle
WGA Registration Number: 1282330
Log Line: From the cobblestone streets of Boston to the shores of Cape Cod, this classic whodunit, steeped in romance, intrigue, secrets, and lies, traces the events leading up to the murder of a charming but devious playboy.
Synopsis: Inside an old Hyannis sea captain's house on Halloween, gunshots pierce the air and a handsome playboy dressed as the devil tumbles off the widow's walk onto the beach below. Who murdered Jackson Fisk? Megan McShane, the murder victim's wife? Her ungrateful and spoiled son? Megan's first husband? Perhaps the war hero, successful attorney, and the man who has loved Megan since childhood? Or is it simply a burglary attempt gone sour, as the police suspect?
Flashback to three years earlier: Megan's world crumbles when her first husband, who is fired from a law firm after stealing money from a client's account, leaves her and their two children with a mountain of bills. Tenaciously, Megan puts her fractured life back together and, before long, saves enough money to purchase a run-down Beacon Hill English pub from society playboy Jackson Fisk. Megan and Jackson soon become lovers, and her life seems to be turning around until her daughter accidentally drowns. To assuage her grief, Megan throws herself into work, opens a chain of Irish pubs, and marries Jackson. But her successful ventures are tainted by her son's demands for money and Jackson's growing financial dependency.
Now a full-partner in Megan's enterprise, Jackson convinces her to take a much-needed vacation and leave the business in his hands. Rested and relaxed, Megan returns from Europe, only to discover that Jackson has sold her pubs and stolen all her money. Two days after Megan becomes aware of Jackson's duplicity, he is murdered. Everyone hated him. Everyone had a reason to shoot him. But who killed Jackson Fisk?
In FilmMakers.com/The Radmin Company Screenwriting Competition "Megan McShane" received Honorable Mention.
In the WinFemme Monthlies "Megan McShane" was a semi-finalist.
Another script, "My Name is Anna Busch," a World War II drama, has been optioned by producer LaMont T. Cain and is in development.
Published writer Carol Dingle is the owner of the web sites, MemorableQuotations.com and IntelligentsiaNetwork.com.
Diana J. Dell is the author of “Memories Are Like Clouds” and “A Saigon Party: And Other Vietnam War Short Stories.” She also owns the web site, VietnamWar.net.
Original Screenplays by Carol Dingle & Diana Dell
Books by Carol Dingle
Books by Diana Dell