David Selby is a film, television, and stage actor, best known for his roles in the daytime soap opera, Dark Shadows, which ran from 1968-71, and the prime-time production, Falcon Crest. He played the role, Joshua Williams, in The Waltons and has had roles in 35 tv shows in all. He also has had roles in 28 movies, most recently Back Fork (2019). He is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, and earned both bachelors and masters degrees in theater from West Virginia University and a PhD from Southern Illinois University. He is the author of ten books including memoirs, poetry collections, plays, and novels. This novel, A Casualty of Indifference, is a murder mystery. The protagonist is Mary Ellen Heater whose grandfather discovers the body of Mary Ellen’s sister Trudy, while searching for recyclables in a dump. The two survivors set about trying to find out who killed Trudy. The setting is West Virginia’s Tug Fork Valley, and marijuana plays a big part in this story.
Terra Alta, West Virginia: Publisher Page/Headline Books, 2019. 216 pages. Trade paperback.