Gabriel Valjan is a writer and author.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Gabriel Valjan to the studio to discuss his Agatha nomination and  DIRTY OLD TOWN, his new book. ABOUT GABRIEL:  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. 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. ABOUT DIRTY OLD TOWN: 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. "Robert B. Parker would stand and cheer, and George V. Higgins would join the ovation. This is a terrific book--tough, smart, spare, and authentic. Gabriel Valjan is a true talent--impressive and skilled--providing knock-out prose, a fine-tuned sense of place and sleekly wry style." – Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling author of The Murder List. Listen on your favorite app or at  @Copyrighted.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author, reviewer, blogger and social media influencer (among his many talents) to the studio to discuss his new book.   Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series and Company Files from Winter Goose Publishing as well as numerous short stories. He 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. About The Company Files:  The Naming Game - Whether it’s Hollywood or DC, life and death, success or failure hinge on saying a name. The right name. When Charlie Loew is found murdered in a seedy flophouse with a cryptic list inside the dead script-fixer’s handkerchief, Jack Marshall sends Walker undercover as a screenwriter at a major studio and Leslie as a secretary to Dr. Phillip Ernest, shrink to the stars. J. Edgar Hoover has his own list. Blacklisted writers and studio politics. Ruthless gangsters and Chief Parker’s LAPD. Paranoia, suspicions, and divided loyalties begin to blur when the House Un-American Activities Committee insists that everyone play the naming game. LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD.COM/AUTHORSONTHEAIR OR YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST App
Authors on the Air presents a panel of writers who are also social media influencers.  How Twitter savvy are you? Would you like to learn how to find friends, get great feeds and increase your presence?  Wednesday at 7pm ET is our Twitter Panel with social influencers Gabriel Valjan, Tori Eldridge and Claude Bouchard. Join us LIVE and call with questions to 347-633-9609 or check us out on your favorite podcast site or app. We'll be there.
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New England, North Dakota, United States of America
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1 hour, 58 minutes