LA Times Festival of Books: The Stars Come Out
Check out my coverage of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
with thirteen--count 'em, thirteen--author photos over on The Huffington Post
(And that's not even counting the bonus photo shown above of Gayle Lynds
, Denise Hamilton
and Naomi Hirahara
at the Mystery Bookstore
Evita Plays Oakland?
Travel writer Wayne Bernhardson
, who is author of the Moon Handbooks
to Buenos Aires, Chile, Argentina, and Patagonia, has a nice post on my latest novel, The Big Wake-Up
, over on his Moon Handbook blog. Check it out here
I particularly enjoyed his observation that The Big Wake-Up
has a connection to both
his homes--the apartment he and his wife keep in the Palermo neighborhood
of Buenos Aires and his home base in Oakland, California (which is very close to a certain cemetery
The Lady from Shanghai
My recent piece
on the "Subterranean San Francisco" event with Domenic Stansberry, Peter Maravelis and Kelli Stanley over on The Huffington Post featured this photograph of the Li Po Lounge:
where the event took place.
Li Po was featured in another well-regarded noir outing: Orson Welles' 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
, starring himself and his then wife Rita Hayworth.
Here's a screen capture from late in the movie when Welles runs past the bar:
And another as Hayworth follows him:
It's amazing how little the bar has changed. Same neon sign, same faux gold cave-like entrance.
Ray and Cissy
by The Rap Sheet, there's an effort afoot to reunite Raymond Chandler and his wife Cissy at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.
Read more about it, and find out how to register your support if you're so inclined, in my piece
on The Huffington Post.
Subterranean San Francisco
Check out my write-up
of an evening of hardboiled fare with Domenic Stansberry, Peter Maravelis and Kelli Stanley over on The Huffington Post.