Casting Call for a Corpse

The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries Book VII


Casting Call for a Corpse, Book 7 of the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, was a really fun story to write. I got to combine my knowledge and love of the theater with a charismatic star of stage, screen, and television accused of murder and one of the historic Painted Ladies in San Francisco. All made up, of course, but that never stops the Alvarez family from having a fine time sleuthing their way through the day and night.


“Another fun excursion into the Alvarez Family investigating murder. The characters we know from the first six books plus more lead us on a merry chase for truth before time runs out! Good investigating, good manners, good grammar, and knowing how to cross your legs at your ankles combine for another great mystery interjected with spots of humor. I loved the book and can’t wait to see what happens next!” – Amazon Reader


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History of Slavery in California

I am doing research for my latest book, Casting Call for a Corpse, Book 7 of the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, and came across a very interesting article in Wikipedia about slavery in California which led to yet another article, Uncovering California’s overlooked slave past, updated 2/16/2004 6:21:25 PM ET by Deborah Kong for NBC during Black History month.  As the article doesn’t always respond to the link, it is below in its entirety. In the picture above, Mary Ann Carlton-Wyatt shows pages from her family Bible, dating to the late 1800s, to Joe Moore at the campus library of California…

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