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 Plus 2021), and podcasts History Goes Bump, The Hidden History of Los Angeles, Ghost Magnet with Bridget Marquardt and Dead and Buried (Australia).
He is available for PRIVATE WALKING TOURS OF HOLLYWOOD AND DOWNTOWN LA – please email email@example.com for details – and past tours/lectures include: Central Theatre Group, Dearly Departed Tours Weekends/Halloween, 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.
Every month he hosts L.A’s only True Crime Book Club at The Last Bookstore, and he 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, Delta Sky, American Way, KCET, The Guardian, Variety, Bizarre, Real Crime, Belfast Telegraph and BBCAmerica.com. Radio appearances include NPR, KPCC, KCRW, KFI AM 640, BBC Radio Ulster (UK) and RTE 1 (Ireland).
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