August 11, 2020

As some of you might know,

My son works for the Metropolitan Police in London, but contrary to what you might have heard, the police haven’t had headquarters at Scotland Yard since 1890. The good news is you can visit Scotland Yard, which is named after the street it lo...

August 11, 2020

On the way back to California I had to drop off in London for a pint. Readers might know I lived in London for many years, and will always consider the city  a home away from home. Naturally, whenever I hit town the first order of play is to find a big helping of fish...

August 10, 2020

With an area of 7,900 km², Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap  in Europe The average thickness of the ice is 380 m (1,250 ft),  with a maximum thickness of 950 m (3,120 ft). The Ice cap straddles Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur (2,109.6 m (6,921 ft) There are...

August 10, 2020

Iceland is maybe not for everyone, especially in winter. But if you like wild beauty you will never be disappointed here at any time of year. One of the most astounding things for me is that this Island is home to so many fantastic crime writers, be it Lilja Sigurðardó...

August 10, 2020

Just before Covid hit, I took a trip to Reykjavik, Iceland with my old crimefighting chum, Chris Johnson. You might not have met Chris, but you will most likely have heard of his exploits. As an assistant District Attorney for the Los Angeles based Federal task force o...

October 29, 2018

 I have posted before about the museum of art in Seattle,Washington and their awesome collection of tribal and native American art. I find mythology, legend and history of all kinds very inspiring and have used references to it in many of my books.

You may also note I...

October 28, 2018

 The amazing world of Marvel comics really fired my imagination. Starting in the early seventies I was obsessed with everything Marvel did: The Amazing Spiderman, Thor, Hulk, and of course, the Fantastic Four. Looking at those black and white panels by artists like Ste...

October 28, 2018

Hey there crime fans! I know that if you are anything like me you will be looking forward to Halloween. I was down Hollywood Boulevard recently and  figured I would share these pictures I took of Elvira’s awesome 1959  Ford Thunderbird. Fittingly she calls it the Macab...

February 5, 2018

Mulholland Drive is, along with Sunset Boulevard, one of the most famous roads in Los Angeles.  It is, I suppose, the perfect home for a crime writer. But I came to live here quite by accident, having looked at dozens of houses. Mulholland Drive starred, of course, in...