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Wednesday 11 March 2020

☀ Dirty Old Town: Shane Cleary Mysteries [1] - Gabriel Valjan

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Dirty Old Town, a Procedural Crime Fiction Mystery by (, Level Best Books, 162 pages).

This is the first book in the Shane Cleary Mysteries series.

"Fans of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie will love Shane Cleary. Gabriel Valjan has created a fascinating new PI character who prowls the tough streets of ‘70s Boston in this compelling hard-boiled mystery. Dirty Old Townis fast, fun and first-rate!" – R.G. Belsky, author of the award-winning Clare Carlson mystery series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Gabriel Valjan will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Shane Cleary, a PI in a city where the cops want him dead, is tough, honest and broke. When he’s asked to look into a case of blackmail, the money is too good for him to refuse, even though the client is a snake and his wife is the woman who stomped on Shane’s heart years before.

When a fellow vet and Boston cop with a secret asks Shane to find a missing person, the paying gig and the favor for a friend lead Shane to an arsonist, mobsters, a shady sports agent, and Boston’s deadliest hitman, the Barbarian.

With both criminals and cops out to get him, the pressure is on for Shane to put all the pieces together before time runs out.

About the Author

Gabriel is the author of two series, Roma and Company Files, with Winter Goose Publishing. Dirty Old Town is the first in the Shane Cleary series for Level Best Books.

His short stories have appeared online, in journals, and in several anthologies. He has been a finalist for the Fish Prize, shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and received an Honorable Mention for the Nero Wolfe Black Orchid Novella Contest in 2018.

You can find him on Twitter (@GValjan) and Instagram (gabrielvaljan).

He lurks the hallways at crime fiction conferences, such as Bouchercon, Malice Domestic, and New England Crime Bake. Gabriel is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime..

Gabriel lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he enjoys the local restaurants, and his two cats, Squeak and Squawk, keep him honest to the story on the screen.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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2 comments: said...

congrats on launching your book ! Now is the time to gather more reviews and visibility, try for reviews. Having 100+ reviews helps with sales and visibility

Laura Merle said...

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