Originally from London, James T. Bartlett has been living in Los Angeles since 2004.

In 2012 he published Gourmet Ghosts – Los Angeles, an alternative guide to the history and ghost stories behind some of the city’s oldest bars, restaurants and hotels, while 2016’s Gourmet Ghosts 2 focused on true crimes that took place at more of L.A.’s notable locations and eateries. The books led to lectures, events, book club hosting, and appearances on radio, podcasts, and television shows including Ghost Adventures and The UnXplained.

His most recent book is The Alaskan Blonde: Sex, Secrets, and the Hollywood Story that Shocked America, a true crime book reexamining a scandalous 1953 murder that began in Alaska and ended in Hollywood, while his short story “Death Under the Stars” was included in the recent Sisters in Crime Los Angeles anthology Entertainment To Die For.

As a travel and lifestyle journalist and historian, he has written for the Los Angeles Times, BBC, Los Angeles Magazine, ALTA California, High Life, Hemispheres, Westways, Frommers, Crime Reads, American Way, Atlas Obscura, The Guardian, Real Crime, Variety, Whitechapel Journal, History Ireland and Bizarre, among others.

You can find out more at www.gourmetghosts.com and www.thealaskanblonde.com