Past Event: November 5, 2023 – Speaker Series: Dan Hanel – Author of the In the Shadow of Diablo historical mystery series

The Moraga Historical Society hosted a speaker event at the Hacienda’s Casita room featuring Dan Hanel, a science teacher who moonlights as the author of the “In the Shadow of Diablo” historical mystery series. He has published 4 novels in the series which sets a fictional mystery in a historical context involving areas of the East Bay surrounding Mt. Diablo. Without revealing any of the fictional mystery plot he presented to the MHS audience the historical background behind each of his novels. Vera Kochan’s review in Lamorinda Weekly, November 22, 2023: Author Dan Hanel discusses local history at MHS event, provides a good overview of the historical themes underpinning each novel.