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Keith Donnelly follows Three Deuces Down with two sequel mysteries, including his latest, Three Devils Dancing

“It started with the book title and a very small premise of a missing person.” So author Keith Donnelly told a crowd at Elizabethton Book Club about the first of his Donald Youngblood mysteries, a book called Three Deuces Down, published in 2008 by NewSouth Books. Not three years later, he’s just published his third in the series. He debuted Three Devils Dancing with a program last month in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for Friends in Need, a church-based community outreach program.

In the third novel, Detective Youngblood investigates the death of a young woman on the Sugarlands Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the three devils is found in a tattoo on her dead body.

According to The Mountain Press, Donnelly thinks that the third book may be the best out of the three: “I learned so much going from book one to book two, but book three is darker.”

Donnelly’s next book signing will be on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 1 PM at Waldenbooks in Charleston, South Carolina. Three Deuces Down is available from NewSouth Books and