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My latest pieces about the Cherokee Building in Hollywood – home of gangster hang out, celeb dive and haunted bar “Boardner’s” http://www.laweekly.com/arts/hollywood-boulevards-cherokee-building-home-of-boardners-turns-90-this-year-8355652 and also the Scottish Rite Temple in Los Angeles – a fascinating history and yes, it’s the Masons! https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/a-masonic-temple-with-an-eccentric-history-re-opens-as-a-contemporary-art-museum

And my piece about Jack The Ripper in L.A!


The June issue of Real Crime magazine gave me a kind review for Gourmet Ghosts 2:

Real Crime June 2017 page 94 Review of Gourmet Ghosts 2

MFM - Los Angeles Murderinos Walking Tour May 14, 2017Thanks to all the MFM – LA Murderinos who turned up May 14 (some of them are in the picture here). Stay sexy and don’t get murdered!

My latest piece for the LA Weekly about the new Dearly Departed Tours & Museum right near Hollywood Forever – and their new exhibit: Jayne Mansfield’s Death Car! 

Around Valentine’s Day, I gave a talk about “Real Crime & True Love” at the LA Breakfast Club, which meets every Wednesday at the absurdly early hour of 7am. It was an unexpected, charming, silly and friendly experience – truly unique – and I plan to go again. I wrote about it for KCET https://www.kcet.org/food-living/the-strangest-club-in-los-angeles-the-la-breakfast-club and here are some pics from the day:

It’s the 70th anniversary of the The Black Dahlia – read my article about it: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38513320

Gourmet Ghosts 2 is available on Amazon, and is in stores across L.A (see Where To Buy). It got this AMAZING review from the Dwarf + Giant blog:

It’s like going on a f*cked up city tour guided by the ghost of Raymond Chandler or a thought-form entity from the mind of James Ellroy.

Read the whole review here.

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