We’re well into “True Crime Tuesdays” book club at the fantastic Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Details and tix here. Below is the fab “murder board” that Eric, the organizer, put together for us….
I was also in London recently, and I wrote a piece for the L.A. Times about the ancient Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, and about my visit to the Silver Vaults
I also finally wrote about a place that’s right outside the hotel where I always stay: The Peace Garden at Tavistock Square
Back in L.A., July 5 was “John Parkinson Day”. Who was he? I’m glad you asked, as I wrote about this Forgotten Architect for the BBC.
Also, I recently attended the Left Coast Crime conference in Sparks, Nevada. It was freezing cold up in the Eastern Sierra Mountains, but utterly beautiful. I saw some unusual sights on the journey too….
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It’s remote but beautiful in the mountains… light
That big, dark square in the distance? It’s the dilapidated screen of an old drive-in movie theater we passed
A ghost restaurant – one of many we saw….
A great antque shop in Bishop that’s in the old police statiion – see the two cells here/
We would have gone here for dinner – but it was long closed and empty
This was actually yellow. And it had a large aerial inside. Why? I don’t know….
Back in downtown, I recently wrote a scary hotel walk based there for LA Magazine, and this year is the 71st anniversary of the The Black Dahlia – read my article about it: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38513320
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