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Valerie Biamonte

Born: 1969 in Elmhurst, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: I was born in Elmhurst, IL, and although raised in Wisconsin and Arkansas, I have come back to my roots and now reside in the suburbs of Chicago. I have written several novels and novellas, most notably, 'Silent Russian. ' This novel takes place in Chicago during the 1968 riots. I took the time period and weaved it into a fictional murder-mystery/thriller.

Biography: At the time of this writing, I have written two mystery novels, one mystery novella, one paranormal horror novel and its sequel novella. I have also written two children's books. Information can be found on my author or publishing websites: & I can also be found on YouTube, channel ValsBooks.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Valerie Biamonte on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Silent Russian
ISBN: 9780984580323 OCLC: 759172680

The World Is Our Oyster Publishing and Screenwriting, Inc., Streamwood, IL : ©2011.

1968 Chicago saw more than its share of violence. Mick Ivanov patrols one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. While training to defend against rioters at the Democratic National Convention, Mick is counting on doing his part to protect the innocent. What he doesn't count on is a killer in the midst ... [whose] true agenda is a vendetta against Mick. The Impaler, a vigilante serial killer, is terrorizing unsavory citizens on Mick's beat. Mick and his partner, Tom Peterson, search through Mick's shadowed past to find the key to capturing the killer. The search turns desperate when the unstoppable Impaler sets his sights on what Mick loves the most: his family!--Publisher's website.