Today I’m featuring p.m. terrell’s The White Devil of Dublin, the sequel to her first book The Tempest Murders along with some enjoyable extra tidbits as well! Listen to Ms. terrell’s soundtrack for the book as you read a selected excerpt and see her dream cast of actors who would be ideal for this novel’s characters. And before you go, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a beautiful “Endless Love” key chain that is being given away as part of the blog tour.
The White Devil of Dublin (Ryan O’Clery Mysteries # 2) by p.m. terrell
Publication Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
When Detective Ryan O’Clery receives a call from a noted historian claiming to have uncovered information about his Irish ancestors, he is certain she is mistaken. But when he arrives for their meeting, he finds the historian murdered and her computer stolen. His investigation will lead him to 12th Century Ireland, to a time of the Viking invasion and conquest, to an albino known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a shocking secret his family kept hidden for more than eight hundred years. He will also come face-to-face with a present-day albino serial killer, intent on finishing the job he started.
North Carolina, present day
Ryan was still perturbed when he walked through the doors of the police station. The room seemed to quiet instantly as he entered. He had grown accustomed to that at one time, when a divorce from his first wife left him in a perpetually bad mood. Feeling the tension in the air now reminded him too much of that time—a time left behind when he met Cait.
Zuker was standing behind his desk next to Ryan’s. He was on the phone but when he caught sight of his partner, he ended his call abruptly.
He waited until Ryan seated himself at his desk before asking, “Where were you?”
“I told you where I was going when I walked out the door.”
Ryan called up his email. “I’ve been interviewing the only suspect the editor gave us.”
“What was his name again?”
He glanced at him. Zuker’s face seemed pale and he looked at him with an intent expression.
“Albert Petrironcalli,” Zuker repeated.
“Aye. Albert Petrironcalli.” Growing increasingly more irritated, he turned his attention back to his email.
“And you’ve been there this whole time?”
“Interviewing Mr. Petrironcalli.”
“That’s what I said.”
“That was a long interview.”
“Sometimes, a long interview is necessary.”
The room seemed abnormally silent.
“So, you left here over three hours ago, and you’ve been at Albert Petrironcalli’s home for this whole time.”
Ryan swore under his breath. “How many times do I need to tell you? Aye, I left here at whatever time I left, I went to Albert Petrironcalli’s home and I interviewed him. And now I’m back here, trying to do my work if you would leave me alone to do it.”
“And you didn’t go anywhere else.”
“I just told you where I’ve been.” Ryan’s voice rose to a roar.
Zuker remained standing and his expression hadn’t changed. “So, why didn’t I see you there?”
Ryan slammed his hand on the desk. “Did I not tell you that I was going to the man’s house to interview him?” Without waiting for an answer, he continued, “Then why, on God’s green earth, would prompt you to go there as well? Did you think I needed assistance interviewing a suspect?”
“Well, that depends,” Zuker said. His voice was smooth and even, though it was loud enough to be heard throughout the room. “Was he dead before or after you interviewed him?”
Dream Cast as told by p.m. terrell
Kevin Ryan would be my first choice to play Detective Ryan O’Clery. Kevin is a Dubliner and though his ancestors have been stonecutters for eight generations, he felt a strong pull toward acting. One of his recent roles was in the BBC television series, Copper, in which he played an Irish-born New York detective during the American Civil War. He’s recently filmed his first Hollywood film, The Guru & The Gypsy, which I am anxious to see.
Olivia Wilde would be terrific as Maeve Kelly, the Irish maiden The White Devil falls in love with. Maeve is unafraid; she has spunk and shows independence yet she falls hard and fast for the Viking warrior. Olivia holds dual Irish-American citizenship; though she was born in New York City, her father was an Irish citizen. She studied acting in Dublin and has appeared in movies such as Cowboys & Aliens, In Time, People Like Us and The Words.
Soundtrack for The White Devil of Dublin
by p.m. terrell
The song that most depicts the star-crossed love affair between The White Devil of Dublin, the Viking named Baldr, and the Irish lass Maeve Kelly, is Here With Me by Dido. The song with the lyrics can be listened to here:
It’s a haunting song, especially set against the backdrop of Dublin in the 12th century on the cusp of the Norman invasion and a rebellion against the Vikings (known as Ostmen) by the Irish.
For both Maeve and Baldr as well as present-day Irish Detective Ryan O’Clery and his soul mate Cait, Paul McCartney’s song This Has Never Happened Before is perfect. The song and lyrics can be listened to here:
p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 20 books. The first book in the Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Series, The Tempest Murders, was a 2013 USA Best Book Awards Finalist and a 2014 International Book Awards Nominee. Vicki’s Key was both a 2012 USA Best Book Awards and 2012 International Book Awards Finalist. And River Passage was the winner of the 2010 Best Drama Award. The Pendulum Files is a 2014 Best Cover Design Nominee.
Prior to writing full-time, p.m.terrell founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties are computer crime and computer intelligence, and her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense. Computer technology plays a major role in many of her suspense/thrillers. She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation and the founder of the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair. She is also the Vice President of the Robeson County Arts Council and is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library.
Author’s website: www.pmterrell.com
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