Mystery/Suspense author Gary Corbin launches his newest novel entitled A Woman of Valor

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Tue, Aug 13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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3321 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Chaucer's Books

Please join Chaucer’s Bookstore as we welcome mystery and suspense author, Gary Corbin, as he launches his fourth novel, entitled A Woman of Valor.

Rookie policewoman Valorie Dawes, a legacy hire in the police department of fictional Clayton, CT, has a mission: take serial child molesters like Richard Harkins off the streets of her small hometown of Clayton, CT—for good. But Valorie’s past includes childhood abuse trauma of her own, and her battle with this cunning, vicious criminal awakens memories and emotions she’d rather forget.

Battling sexism within the department and vilification in the media as a reckless incompetent, Val finds few allies in the pursuit of this elusive, cruel criminal, even as he continues to victimize women and girls in the community.

Can Valorie overcome the trauma she suffered as a child and stop Harkins from hurting others—or will her bottled-up anger lead her to take reckless risks that put the people she loves in greater danger?

Gary Corbin is a writer, actor, and playwright.  He earned a B.A. in political science and economics from LSU, then a Ph.D. from Indiana University. In addition to his novels, he writes on assignment for private sector, government, individuals, and not-for-profit clients, and his articles have been published in BrainstormNW, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, and Global Envision, among others. After nine years in Washington, DC, he moved to the Pacific Northwest and share dog-raising duties with his girlfriend Renee, in a small mill town, Camas, Washington.


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