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Bryan Alaspa’s first hard-boiled detective novel set in fictional version of Youngstown, Ohio

Chicago-based author and digital publishing pioneer Bryan W. Alaspa has announced that his new novel, due out in August, is set in a fictional version of Youngstown, Ohio.

 
PRLog - Jul. 30, 2012 - CHICAGO -- Chicago author Bryan W. Alaspa has revealed that his latest novel, his very first hard-boiled detective story, will be set in a fictional version of the Ohio city of Youngstown.  The novel is entitled Deklan Falls: One Against Many and will be published by the author’s own publishing arm for Kindle, Nook and all forms of digital readers in August of 2012.

“My editor and fiancé, Melanie, is from the Youngstown area,” said Mr. Alaspa.  “She would tell me these stories about the history of Youngstown and I found it fascinating. So, I did research on it and we visited the area a few times and I just found myself wanting to set a novel there.  When I came up with the Deklan Falls character, I knew I had the setting for him.  I think this will be the first in a series set in this fictional version of Youngstown and the first to feature Deklan Falls.”

The novel focuses on the character of broken-down private detective Deklan Falls.  When a case falls into his lap that may bring about some form of redemption, he takes it and ends up battling the mob, corruption and nearly the entire city.  In the novel, the city in which Deklan Falls works is entitled Oldtowne.

“Yes, I realize that name was not particularly hard to figure out,” jokes the author.  “However, I felt that the version in the book was so corrupt and rundown that I should change the name.  Yes, Youngstown is the base from which this fictional city was built, but it is not an exact replica of the real city.”

Mr. Alaspa says the novel should be published by mid to late August, but does not have an exact publishing date at this point.  For more information about the novel Deklan Falls: One Against Many, fans can visit the author’s website at http://www.bryanwalaspa.com.

About Bryan W. Alaspa:
Bryan W. Alaspa is an author from the Chicago area, where he was born and raised. He is the author of numerous works of non-fiction such as: Ghosts of St. Louis: The Lemp Mansion and Other Erie Tales, Chicago Crime Stories: Rich Gone Wrong, Chicago Disasters, Forgotten Tales of Illinois, Silas Jayne: Chicago’s Suburban Gangster, and Sabotage: A Chronicle of the Chesterton Crash. He is the author of the fiction works: Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang,  Dust, RIG, Gone, MYTHOS: A Thriller, Sin-Eater: Part One, Sin-Eater Part Two – Destiny, The Dead Phone,  Stories and Flashpoint: A Collection of Curious Beginnings and Endings. He has also compiled a compilation of his humor and opinion articles entitled "Why Hockey Sucks!"

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Last Updated:Jul 30, 2012
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