Author will visit Dayton Library

DAYTON — Award-winning novelist Joseph “Joe” LeValley, a native of Dayton, will do a brief presentation and lead a discussion of books, writing, and related topics, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at the Dayton Public Library.

As part of the presentation, LeValley will discuss his latest novel, Performing Murder, which was named “Best Mystery of 2021” by the Maincrest Media Awards. LeValley has published four novels in the mystery/thriller series featuring a fictional Iowa newspaper reporter named Tony Harrington. The books have won a total of seven awards and honors, including two Book Excellence Awards, and two recognitions by the Incipere Awards.

“I love coming home to Dayton,” LeValley said. “It’s wonderful to see old friends, and to make some new ones. I hope people will find the time to stop by, say hello, and join in the fun.”

LeValley is a popular public speaker at libraries, book clubs, service clubs, and other venues. He said, “I try to make the discussions entertaining and interesting, using a mix of true crime stories from my days as a news reporter, and insights into the world of a fiction author writing about mystery, suspense, romance, and murder.”

He will be signing books at the event as well. It is free and open to the public.


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