Susan La Riviere



For book signings and appearances contact:

(509) 248-3332

  • Celebration!St Paul Cathedral Centennial 1914-2014
  • Troubadour
  • The Waiting Room
  • Ghost of the Capitol Theatre
  • St. Joseph’s on Fire!
  • The Brothers: Book One
  • The Brothers: Book Two
  • Lords of the Moxee Valley
  • Wolf Castle
  • Good Morning Children of America

Yakima Valley Zonta Club’s Murder Mystery dinner

An auction item at the annual Yakima Valley Zonta Club’s Murder Mystery dinner was a once-in-a-lifetime event took place on the Capitol Theatre stage during the evening of October 25, 2012 when twelve guests were seated at a beautifully decorated Halloween table to have dinner and discuss the plot and characters with author Susan La Riviere, who wrote GHOST OF THE CAPITOL THEATRE.

The fictitious ghost in the novel was a striptease dancer from Montreal who was garroted in the theatre during the showing of the movie, PSYCHO, during the mid-1960s.

After dessert was served, the house lights shuttered while a cloud of fog filled the stage and the guests could hear “Therese’ the ghost” walking across the floor above them looking for the door to go home. She momentarily appeared near the former projectionist booth then swooped on stage and danced to Larry La Riviere’s recording of THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE. Her perfumed ghostly presence caused the men in the group to rise from their chairs and sway with her as she floated around the guests in her tattered gown and ghoulish white face and eyes and black lips.


Lords of the Moxee Valley Book Signing

photographer for: Carver CountryTOM SAUVE
Local hop grower, was approached by Bob Adelman in a Moxee cafe to see if he knew any hop growers that he could take a photo of for Raymond Carver’s book: Carver Country. This photo was taken the next morning. I was given permission by Bob to use it in Lords of the Moxee Valley.