Author John B. Valeri

John B. Valeri is a lifelong lover of books and the people who write them.

He has contributed book reviews, author interviews, and feature profiles to CrimeReads, Crimespree Magazine, Criminal Element, Mystery Scene Magazine, The National Book Review, The New York Journal of Books, The News and Times, The Strand Magazine, and Suspense Magazine.

Recently, John launched an online show, Central Booking, where he interviews authors and other industry insiders.

He is a recurring guest on the popular Book Cougars podcast with Chris Wolak and Emily Fine, where he serves as their “Mystery Man,” offering genre commentary and reading recommendations. 

He regularly moderates author events and book discussions at bookstores and libraries throughout Connecticut, and serves on the planning committee for CrimeCONN, a one-day reader/writer mystery conference co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter.

John made his fiction debut in the award-winning anthology, Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors, published by Books & Boos Press in 2016. 

His "Hartford Books Examiner" column (2009-2016)—which author James Patterson called “a haven for finding great new books”—consistently ranked in the top ten percent of all Hartford, National Books, and National Arts & Entertainment Examiners across 

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