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Halloween is here, and my “Haunted Los Angeles” self-guided audio tour to downtown Los Angeles is yours to listen to via Los Angeles Magazine, plus I have just blogged about Jack The Ripper, who it seems prowled the streets here in 1892 https://gourmetghosts.com/2020/10/11/extra-jack-the-ripper-in-l-a/ – or did he? You decide!

Zoom Last Bookstore Book Club April 22, 2020

Butcher, Baker cover Nov 2020The next True Crime Book Club via Zoom is on November 19 at 7.30pm PST when we’ll discuss Butcher, Baker: The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer by Walter Gilmour and Leland E. Hale, which was made into a John Cusack/Nicholas Cage movie.

I’ll be hosting the Last Bookstore, where you can buy the book and get the join up code: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/true-crime-tuesdays-with-james-t-bartlett-tickets103469586318

Otherwise, wash your hands, wear your mask, and buy Gourmet Ghosts – Los Angeles AND Gourmet Ghosts 2 so you can plan which bar or restaurant you’re going to go to! Also, The Journal interviews me about the Gourmet Ghosts, and here’s a link to my LA Weekly article about Jack The Ripper and the Dead & Buried podcast I guested on in Melbourne, Australia, when I went to investigate. Here too is a link to a piece I wrote on the infamous murder of the Black Dahlia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Other articles I have written recently include one about LA’s Natural History Museum museum taxidermist Tom Bovard for ALTA California, my latest for the LA Times about the aquarium at Union Station (there’s a diver in there every week!) and the whole Saturday section I got about A Beginner’s Guide to Griffith Park. Finally, keep up-to-date with news and “Daily Deaths” on Facebook Instagram and Twitter – but also check out the “Extra! Extra!” section here; lots of extra stories!