Murder at the Columbarium

Genre: Mystery

For Fans Of

Emily Gallo writes about the misfits, the forgotten, the eccentrics, the loners, in unique and unconventional settings, weaving their stories so cleverly that you are brought into their world and find yourself wishing you were part of it. Every novel focuses on different topics that include: homelessness, LGBTQ, relationships, gender identity, loss, murder, the afterlife, mystery and many more!

Book Summary

Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects.


"I have read all of Ms. Gallo's novels and I always enjoy the characters in her books. She paints a very clear picture of the people in her stories that makes them easy to see in one's mind. I also enjoy her story lines that are very easy to follow. I was so engrossed in this story that I finished it in two sittings and can not wait for her next novel."

"All of Emily Gallo's books are read-reads that make me think and laugh and touch my heart. They would all be great book club choices for discussion. Definitely thought provoking and entertaining."

"Emily Gallo has written another captivating page-turner."

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About the Author

Emily Kaufman was the girl growing up in Manhattan in the fifties and sixties. In the sixties and seventies, I attended Clark University and lived in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Seattle doing the hippie/peace/love/protest thing.

In the eighties and nineties, Emily Saur lived in Northampton, MA and Davis, CA and was the more conventional wife, mother of two, and elementary school teacher.

In 2006, I retired from teaching and became Emily Gallo when I married David, a professor of economics, and moved to Chico, CA to continue our journey. I started writing screenplays and television and moved into novels. David, Gracie (our Schillerhound), Savali (our cat) and I now divide our time between two and a half acres of gardens, orchards in Chico and a 750 square foot condo on the beach in Carpinteria, CA.

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