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Great News! As of November,  you can now buy both Gourmet Ghost books at Union Station, the art deco wonder in downtown L.A. You will find them in the “No Further West” booth, near Traxx Restaurant.

Follow the link for my latest piece for Los Angeles Magazine – it’s really fun, and it looks behind-the-scenes at the Original Farmers Market: rescued birds, roosters, old signs and a bendy-headed cow. There is a ghost at the OFM too, but I didn’t mention that (you can read about it in Gourmet Ghosts – Los Angeles).

Below is my most recent piece for the LA Times was about Hobart, Tasmania – an island state of Australia that has a dark history, a largely unexplored landmass, a strange underground museum that’s world-class, and even a strange creature… http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-tasmania-museum-wine-20181019-story.html

I recently found out about a hidden triple death in a cool-looking building in my neighborhood – read all about that here: https://gourmetghosts.com/2018/08/30/extra-my-unexpected-triple-killing/


I also wrote a piece for the BBC about the bizarre sport of trugo, which is only played in Melbourne, Australia. I found out about it a few years ago, joined the Yarraville club, and practice with them on my yearly visits. It’s a great story – read it! https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45326460


I also spent a weekend recently learning everything there is to know about California avocados – and I became quite a convert! Read about it here.


Every month, I am the host of the “True Crime Tuesdays” book club at the fantastic Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. – check out the “Events” tab on their site. 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 

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 ghostly sights on the journey too….



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