Friday, March 21, 2014

Book tour giveaway: The Whisper Man, by David Flynn

Hello book-lovers! 
Today I'd like you to meet the mysterious Whisper Man.

David Flynn has worked for
as a writer and actor (under the screen name Patrick Flynne) and is a
member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA). He has appeared in
numerous motion pictures, both studio and independent productions,
and in the daytime series, All My Children, Another World, Guiding
Light and Loving and as the ongoing character Representative
Ingersoll in videos for The Onion.

He has also performed as a
spokesperson in numerous industrial films and television commercials,
as a voiceover artist in radio broadcast commercials and as an
English language narrator, editor and writer for several series on
Ebru-TV, a Turkish company currently broadcasting on the Internet.

David has written 18
screenplays, including THE WAR CHANNEL, a Bronze Award Winner for
Best Dramatic Screenplay at the Worldfest/Houston International Film
Festival. This script was optioned by the Auerbach Company at
Columbia TriStar Television. He has also co-authored two
screenplays, one a Silver Award Winner for Best Dramatic Screenplay
at Worldfest.

Under its original title,
THE BRIDE OF DREAMS, the screenplay for THE UNDYING was one of
fifteen semifinalists (out of a total of 3900 entrants) for a Nicholl
Fellowship, a screenwriting competition sponsored by the American
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Nicholl is
considered to be the most prestigious screenwriting competition in
the industry.

is the first in a series of mysteries that focus on unusual crimes
and criminals in New York City.

Book Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Amazon
Release Date: Jan 3, 2014

Book Description: Sex,
vanity and psychology are the weapons David Barry uses as he kills
for money in THE WHISPER MAN.

David's prey - and profit
- are the wealthy of New York City,
with each murder crafted to
look like a suicide, an accident or the work of another, but always
with the goal of increasing David's balance sheet. When a close
friend of Manhattan ADA Joseph Kane dies at the 
apparent hand of
his wife, Kane refuses to believe in her guilt. He investigates the
recent deaths of several prominent and wealthy New Yorkers and
decides there may be an undiscovered killer behind them.

Kane develops a prime
suspect and triggers a battle of wits with the brilliant and
David Barry who must kill again, not for profit this time but to
protect his identity. The jealousy of Kane's insecure wife and
conflicts with his boss become the tools David will use to destroy
his adversary.


moment after the crash was filled with screeching tires as following
vehicles tried to stop or avoid the two ruined cars. If traffic were
heavier it might have been a three or four car pile up but since the
street was fairly quiet, no other vehicle added to the destruction.
The two cars had struck each other on the right front fenders,
leaving the drivers’ sides untouched. Behind the now deflating
airbag Per Arnudssen sat in shock. He did not consciously register
the fact that the driver’s door on the Cadillac was swinging open
and the driver was stepping out.
witnesses at the scene would describe the young Latino with the
greasy hair under the tightly tied “do-rag” who ran from the
scene of the accident. They would describe the puffy jacket and
hoodie he was wearing, the baggy jeans and the large Nikes with the
shoelaces loosely tied in the street fashion of the day. They would
point north on Eleventh Avenue and east on 29th Street where they saw
him run. It all happened so quickly and so unexpectedly. That was
all the Police would have to go on.
driver of the Cadillac stopped running as he turned onto 30th Street
after crossing Ninth Avenue. He slowed his pace to a street swagger
until he reached the narrow opening between two buildings. He
glanced around quickly before slipping into the alley. Sure that he
was not being observed, he stripped off the jacket and the hoodie and
threw them on top of a garbage can. Next he slipped off the oversize
sneakers and the baggy jeans, and they followed the jacket onto the
garbage can. He was confident that within a couple of hours they
would be found by a bum or an addict and sold to someone else for the
price of a few hours of diminished consciousness. Recycled into the
city’s economy, they would never be identified as the clothes of a
hit and run driver.
the Nikes he wore slender white tennis shoes. Finally, he slipped
the do-rag from his head and used it to wipe the grease from his face
and ditched it in a different trash can. David Barry, wearing a
buttoned down shirt, crew neck sweater, khakis and an attitude of
innocence, walked out of the alley and over toward Eighth Avenue.
decided that his plan had gone so well that he would take a leisurely
stroll back to the scene of the accident and look over his handiwork
before going out for dinner. By the time he reached 26th Street, a
considerable crowd had gathered and was being held back on the south
side of 27th Street. He joined the crowd and slowly worked his way
to the front of the group. He watched the actions of the Police and
the EMT team for about ten minutes before finally deciding on Thai


1 DVD of The Undying, written and produced by Author, David Flynn

Guest post: What inspired you to write this book?
As a long time fan of the writing of Michael Connelly, John Sandford and several others, I realized that I had never come across the concept of a serial killer who enjoys his work but only does it if he can make a profit from it. And what better place to ply this trade than New York City? There are many elements that have to be brought into play to create a realistic scenario that would make the actions of the antagonist David Barry not only plausible but probable and possible. There is no shortage of people in a city as large as New York one can call the ‘walking wounded’, some who are classified as sociopathic or psychopathic and take human life for whatever twisted logic they apply to their actions. There’s also no shortage of those who have used their talents to steal as much as possible from as many people as possible for as long as possible. Did Bernie Madoff believe he would never be caught? Did Charles Ponzi, for whom the scheme of acquiring ever larger amounts of money to pay off prior investors is named, believe the scheme could never run out of suckers? Now put the two together – a murderer who’s also a financial vulture and you have David Barry.


Undying is a 2011 American supernatural romantic thriller written 


David M. Flynn and 

Steven Peros and directed by Steven Peros. The

film stars Robin Weigert, Anthony Carrigan, Wes 

Studi, Jay O.

Sanders, and Sybil Temtchine. Wikipedia



25, 2009

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