Robert Louis Stevenson once started a forest fire, and other Monterey stories – Monterey County Weekly

No matter whether you arrived a few years ago, or your family has been here for generations, Monterey has secrets that will make your jaw drop. And Pacific Grove-based author David Laws is happy to share 84 of those.

By “Monterey,” he means the larger Monterey area, and his guide, Secret Monterey: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, is part of a larger series by Missouri-headquartered Reedy Press which has been releasing such book guides – with a focus on weird and obscure – for places from New York to New Orleans.