Author Event- Richard Opper

Join Richard Opper and La Playa Books for a festive book launch at the historic Point Loma Assembly.

Richard will be signing his book, 'The Body in the Barrel' from 5pm to 7pm.

If you swap the leads in The Thin Man and put them into a story inspired by Kurosawa's Rashomon, you have a taste of The Body in the Barrel, a crime novel set in 1973 San Diego.  Mona Oakheart, a scrappy porno producer, and Gary Reines, a Harbor cop and scion of a wealthy family, join forces to unearth the past, facing hard truths about their own histories despite death threats from the Chinese Tong and imprisonment from San Diego’s conservative establishment. As a reviewer said, it is “..a hard edged mystery with heart.”

We look forward to celebrating a Point Loma author!  Come join us for sips and nibbles and a festive atmosphere at the Assembly.

Learn more about Richard Opper here:

For directions to the Point Loma Assembly, please visit their website:

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Event address: 
Point Loma Assembly
3035 Talbot St
San Diego, CA 92106
The Body in the Barrel By Richard G. Opper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781734642193
Published: Konstellation Press - October 1st, 2022