The White Devil of Dublin
Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Book #2
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Published By- Drake Valley Press
Publication Date- September 15th, 2014
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.
And here is a list of P.M. Terrell's Top Ten Favorite Books
1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I doubt that it could be published today because of its heft and how much backstory there was with Gerald and Ellen, but I love every page of it. The movie doesn’t do the battle scenes justice, and my very first crush - which I still have - is for Rhett Butler.
2. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick. I love the setting of the old home by the sea, the gruff sea captain who falls in love with the very human Mrs. Muir, the way they wrote a book together, and how they lived together. My only qualm with the book is I wanted the captain to stay, and I wanted somehow for the two of them to unite despite the challenges.
3. What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson. It was the first book I could not put down, and once I read it from cover to cover, I started completely over. I dissected that book, page by page, to see how the author managed to pluck such emotional strings, and how he kept me turning the pages.
4. The Haunting series by Erin Quinn. I began with Haunting Beauty and I’ve read all four books in the series at least three times. I love the imagination, the beauty of Ireland, and the way she tells a story.
5. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. I was told by a bookseller that this was the most terrifying story she’d ever read, so of course, I had to read it. I admit awakening at 3 a.m. in a cold sweat, and I got up at that moment, grabbed the book, and began to analyze how the author scared me so much. I love the moors of England, the house set far away from other inhabitants, the twists and turns.
6. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. I love true stories that take average people and place them into extraordinary circumstances. The story of Beck Weathers, in particular, has stayed with me all these years; how one man can survive despite all the odds, walking down Mount Everest in a blinding snowstorm when he is nearly blind from detached retinas, is just incredible. Left for dead not once but twice, it’s the story of one man’s survival - among many - and also the story of the adventurer’s quest to summit the world’s tallest mountain.
7. The Mummy by Anne Rice. I did not expect to fall in love with Ramses the Great, but I most certainly did. I’ve read that book countless times. I wish she would write more books set in Egypt, and I’d love to see the book made into a movie.
8. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. This is another true story of average people in extraordinary circumstances. The author provides the backdrop of the Maine town, its inhabitants, their dependence on the sea, and each of the men aboard the Andrea Gale. The book is far superior to the movie.
9. The Twentieth Maine by John Pullen. There have been countless books written about the generals in the American Civil War, but none written from the perspective of the common soldier in quite the same way that Pullen writes The Twentieth Maine. It is the story of men from the same geographic area who joined the Union Army; their trials, their triumphs, their sacrifices, their deaths and their lives, and a story that remains with me long after reading the book. Joshua Chamberlain became my hero as I watched him go from a schoolteacher to an Army officer, watched him face wave after wave of Confederate onslaught at Gettysburg, and stayed with him until he oversaw the surrender of Confederate weapons at Appomattox. It is a powerful book.
10. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I don’t know if there has ever been a first line of a book quoted as often as this one - “Last night I went to Manderley again” - and I can still envision the mansion, the cottage down by the water, the gardens and the secrets. It is true psychological suspense at its best.
About the Author-
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