Murder in Contoga Falls

A saga of bitter rivalry between mother, Galena, and gay bastard son Erik, born of rape, for the favor of her heartthrob, Max Anders. When fourteen-year-old Gaylena Baldwin, ventures into an alley behind a 1920s speakeasy to meet with heartthrob Max Anders, who fails to show up, she is deceived and raped by Steve Bragg. She gives birth nine months later and hides the fact of the rape from Max More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476490243
About John duVal

Well, it all started with a pushy opera singer, my paternal grandmother. Of course for me, her favorite grandchild, there was a piano/music lesson while I sat on her lap in front of her Steinway, every day. sometimes twice a day.

From the moment I turned four, she pushed me onto the stage to perform, starting at the Grange Hall and progressing to more sophisticated venues until by the time I reached ten, I played a concerto with SYU orchestra.

Sixteen years zoomed by. Korea, the US Air Force, then the boring bio stuff i.e. University of the Pacific, classes at the Juilliard, eighteen years teaching in Canada, conducting piano master classes at Universities, move to La Jolla, got bored with teaching, became a successful abstract artist, endured four strokes, no more painting, no more piano playing, and guess what I'm doing now? To find out, go to

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