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Delmont author publishes latest mystery, 'The Next Town Over'

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Above, the cover art for Nathan (DiLeo) Urban's latest mystery novel, 'The Next Town Over.'
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Above, the cover art for Nathan (DiLeo) Urban's latest mystery novel, 'The Next Town Over.'
Author Nathan Urban of Delmont.
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Author Nathan Urban of Delmont.

Delmont author Nathan Urban dives back into the mysterious — and the murderous — in his latest novel, “The Next Town Over.”

Urban — writing under the pen name Nathan DiLeo — set his newest story in another fictional Pennsylvania locale, this time a town called Beaumont Springs on the shores of Lake Erie.

“Originally it was supposed to be a sequel to (my previous novel), but as I was writing it I sort of realized that it could stand on its own,” Urban said.

The brutal killings of two of the town's most popular citizens sends homicide detective James Donello on a quest for justice, even if it comes at the expense of his marriage and career.

Urban's degree in criminal justice and a one-time goal of becoming an FBI profiler has helped inform his writing over the years.

“I read countless books on a variety of criminals from serial killers and con artists to gangsters and terrorists,” he said while discussing his previous novel, 2017's “ Nautical Cove .”

In developing a new mystery, Urban drew on his avid reading habit.

“I try to go over all the things I've read or seen before and try to put a new spin on it,” he said. “It's tough to come up with a truly original idea these days, so instead of being inventive, I try to be innovative.”

“The Next Town Over” is available at , and the Google Play Store .

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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