About James

Why did I write this book? Here’s my recent Facebook Live “Hump Day” interview with the Southern California Writers Association, with online magazine Voyage LA, and another with ShoutOut LA that explains even more…

Originally from London, James T. Bartlett has been a freelance journalist since 1999 and has been living in Los Angeles since 2004. As a true crime expert he has appeared on Ghost Adventures “Cecil Hotel” episode (#1 show on Discovery+, 2021), and podcasts History Goes Bump, The Hidden History of Los Angeles, Ghost Magnet with Bridget Marquardt and Dead and Buried (Australia).

He hosts the True Crime Book Club at The Last Bookstore, and has written about travel, lifestyle, history, food, entertainment and the weird and wonderful side of life in over 120 magazines and newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Atlas Obscura, ALTA California, BBC.com, Los Angeles Magazine, Hemispheres, Real Crime, Westways, High Life, Delta Sky, American Way, KCET, The Guardian, FilmIreland.net, Variety, Bizarre, Discover Hollywood, Belfast Telegraph, History Ireland, Daily Mirror, InsideIreland.ie and BBCAmerica.com. His radio appearances include NPR, KPCC, KCRW, KFI AM 640, BBC Radio Ulster and RTE 1 (Ireland).

I am available for PRIVATE WALKING TOURS OF HOLLYWOOD AND DOWNTOWN LA – please email jbartlett2000@gmail.com for details. Past tours and lectures include: Central Theatre Group, Dearly Departed Tours, Los Angeles Breakfast Club, “My Favorite Murder” – L.A. Murderinos, Yelp Elite Tours, Mark Taper Forum at the L.A. Central Library and “Halloween at The Barn” – Hollywood Heritage Museum.

James feels that life was more exciting when you could buy poison at every corner store, and posts about famous – and unknown – 20th century crimes on Twitter #GourmetGhosts and Instagram @GourmetGhosts

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