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Book Launch + Meet & Greet: Kathryn Gualtieri, “The Red Scare”

April 1 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It’s the summer of 1934, and Carmel is abuzz with rumors concerning a local club preaching that the Communist doctrine can solve the woes of the bad economy. In San Francisco, striking longshoremen, led by Communist-leaning agitators, are tying up deliveries and causing Carmel businesses to suffer without products on their shelves. Some villages fear the Communists will soon be flying the Red flag over City Hall. To counteract these problems, Carmel Pine Cone reporter Nora Finnegan has been hired by famous newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst, a staunch anti-Communist, to find the person in town whom he believes is funding the Red cause. Added to the turmoil, to Nora’s discomfort, an old friend has come under the spell of doctor peddling medicinal herbs and “forest baths.” Can Nora uncover the spy in time, and also convince her friend to reexamine her options?

The Red Tide is the 6th mystery novel in the Nora Finnegan series that began with Murder in the Pines. Author Kathryn Gualtieri lives in central California, where she and her husband divide their time between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Capitola. A member of Carmel’s Historic Resources Board, Kathryn also served a stint in Sacramento as the State Historic Preservation Officer. She has a lifelong interest in Carmel History.

Join us in celebrating Kathyrn’s latest title!


April 1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden
Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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