Dead As Dutch is Rich Docherty’s debut novel, but he’s no novice when it comes to arranging words on a blank page. He has written numerous screenplays and plays that clutter his shelves and clog his desk drawers. Occasionally, however, one of his scripts is dusted off and made into a movie, such as the indie film comedy he co-produced, "Dumping Lisa." He continues to write at his bungalow a stone's throw from New York City where he makes sure to whistle in graveyards, never spits into the wind, hopes beyond hope that he will see the Cleveland Browns in the Super Bowl at least once during his lifetime and, following the sage advice of Groucho, always examines the dice.
A dysfunctional student film crew stumbles upon the long, lost buried treasure of legendary gangster Dutch Schultz, but can't escape the decades-old curse their discovery unleashes in this comedy of terrors.