Circle of the Smiling Dead
Mystery Adventure Movie
By Emmy Award Winning Writer Brooks Wachtel
LADY NATASHA (TASHA) DORRINGTON, an emancipated and brilliant detective in 1906 London, is drawn into a deadly mystery involving an ancient pagan curse and a diabolical plan to plunge the world into war.
An Admiralty courier is murdered and plans for the Dreadnought, a new battleship that will upset the world-wide balance of naval power, are stolen. All evidence implicates Great Britain’s international rival, Germany. Tasha, called in to help solve the crime, is observed by DEIRDRE, the leader of an ancient pagan cult and criminal mastermind, intent on proving her superiority to Tasha.
Deirdre, aided by giant armaments firms in England and Germany, sets in motion a plan to frame Germany in an attack on the Dreadnought, tricking Britain and Germany into war and creating a boon for the weapons makers. But, sowing the seeds of her own destruction, Deirdre decides to challenge Tasha with a contest of wits.
The story moves from fog-bound London to a desolate island off the coast of Scotland, as Deirdre creates a mystery centered on an ancient and deadly curse to lure Tasha within sight of the real crime, but to cunningly deflect the lady sleuth into a labyrinth of false leads and lethal traps.
As Tasha pieces together the puzzle, Deirdre plays her top card. She evades Tasha’s razor-sharp mind and strikes at her vulnerable heart. She kidnaps Tasha’s young daughter!
The fate of the world and millions of lives depend on Tasha seeing through the ruse and defeating her evil adversary.