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

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

“I love coming back to Dayton” said LeValley. “It’s wonderful to see old friends and make new ones. I hope people find time to stop by, say hello and have fun.

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

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



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