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 the infamous David Lynch film and countless noir detective stories from Chandler to Robert Crais. It is no secret that many famous people live on Mulholland. But here is a secret you probably didn’t know—Mulhol
Talking of Europe, you should know it is one of my favorite places in the world. I lived and worked in London, England for many years, but I am particularly in love with France, Italy, Spain and Greece, countries I have visited many times. Florence Italy was one of my earliest inspirations, and it is from there—and the amazing city of Rome, that I gained my love of Classical and Renaissance art. Check out my book the Fine Art of Murder, and you will see what I mean. One of th
When I was in Edinburgh Scotland recently, I bumped into Norwegian noir nuisance, Jo Nesbø. Although you cannot tell from the picture the multi-talented Joe is actually normal height. I on the other hand am way taller than you thought!
Las Vegas has featured in a number of my books, and for good reason. It is a place were the unusual is part of every day life. If you find a fulcrum point to sit and watch, for the shortest time, even the casual visitor will witness characters and stories drifting past like wildebeest on the Savannah lands of Africa. In the picture I am seated at the Bellagio’s Lago restaurant—this is the hotel where the crazy fountains erupt every few minutes. On this day I met beggars, bu