Hollywood in Monterey: Chronicles of a Cop (hardback)
It’s been said that cops have the best stories, and Bill Cassara’s 30 years in the law enforcement profession unveils yarns gathered from the beginning of his career in 1978 through 2007. Along the way he has met and was befriended by Doris Day, Terry Melcher, Phyllis Coates, and got married at Joan Fontaine’s home. Bill’s memoirs tell of his growing up in San Jose before she became known as “The Capital of Silicon Valley,” and traces his career steps that led him to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula of California to work for the Sheriff’s Office. Many interactions with Clint Eastwood and other characters that would rival John Steinbeck’s novels are included in this original work. He even played baseball with the legendary Willie Mays! So fasten your seat belt for a ride-a-long with Sgt. Bill Cassara as he introduces us to his beat and life experiences.
Cassara is the author of Edgar Kennedy-Master of the Slow Burn (2005), Vernon Dent-Stooge Heavy (2010), Ted Healy-Nobody’s Stooge (2014), and co-author of Henry Brandon-King of the Bogeymen (2018), all published by BearManor Media.