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Jonathan Valin

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Name  Jonathan Valin

Role  Author

Awards  Shamus Award for Best P. I. Hardcover Novel
Books  The lime pit, Extenuating circumstances, Dead Letter, Day of Wrath, The Music Lovers: A Harry Sto

Jonathan Valin (born November 23, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American mystery author best known for the Harry Stoner detective series. He won the Shamus Award for best mystery novel of 1989. After writing eleven Harry Stoner novels over a 14-year period, he took a break from mystery writing to help found Fi, a magazine of music criticism. He now works as an editor and reviewer for magazines.

He is an alumnus of the University of Chicago and lived in Chicago for many years.


  • "(Jonathan Valin)'s writing is so fluid, his dialogue so crisp and his stories so well-plotted that each (Harry Stoner) novel is over too soon." --Sun-Sentinel, 1993
  • "Valin's latest is riveting, disturbing". --Miami Herald, 1989
  • "Since Mr. Valin is an expert writer who provides coherent plots and believable dialogue, it comes as no surprise that his Stoner books have taken hold." --New York Times, 1987
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    Jonathan Valin Wikipedia

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