Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Denise Hamilton’


Sue Grafton In Conversation

Sue Grafton In Conversation
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One mystery writer, a local, in conversation with one mystery writer who’s PI lives in a town that “looks” surprisingly like a neighbor up north, Santa Barbara. Bestselling author Sue Grafton comes to Vroman’s via All Saints Church on August 27, and partakes in conversation with local mystery writer Denise Hamilton. Sue Grafton is the […]

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Most people know that when it comes to Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley—the woman sitting at the next table eating an arepa at Amara Chocolate, the man enjoying a Hangar 24 at the Alehouse in Altadena, the dude driving the restored 1965 Mustang convertible who’s tires are screeching as he navigates the Avenue 60 northbound offramp on the 110, […]

LitFest on the Prowl

LitFest on the Prowl

From Central Park to the Playhouse District, LitFest 2014 is on the prowl. In Vroman’s courtyard, restaurant critic and Ruth Reichl will chat with L.A. Times’ Arts & Entertainment Editor Laurie Ochoa about Reichl’s debut novel Delicious, followed by a discussion about “the state of food culture” with Taco U.S.A. author Gustavo Arellano. Wine will be […]

Perfumanistas

Perfumanistas

Recycled birch tar, boiled down into sap, was once used in the making of perfumes. What? Birch tar is now banned, designated as an allergen—as have been many other natural ingredients—much to the consternation of many perfume enthusiasts (or perfumanistas). Nowadays, aromachemicals are prevalently used, but there are a few perfumers who have leaned back into […]

Inside the Story

Inside the Story

Developing the creative mind. Appreciating the creative mind. Exploring various and sundry artistic genres. Feeding and satiating one’s curiosity. Get “Inside the Story.” In 2010, sisters Susan Cherney, a former CPA, and Wendy Moss, a retired attorney, came up with the idea of Inside the Story, “a unique venture where culture-loving people meet for programs […]

LitFest Pasadena 2012 – Launching From Castle Green

LitFest Pasadena 2012 – Launching From Castle Green

Last Thursday saw a fundraising soiree to kick off LitFest Pasadena, a literary festival coming to Pasadena next St. Patrick’s Day. Attendance (and funds received) exceeded the organizers’ hopes, and enthusiasm for the day-long, family-friendly, book-loving festival ran very high indeed. Here are a few photos from the Castle Green happening. Gallery Girl founder Jennifer […]

Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) at Vroman’s

Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) at Vroman’s

The early word is quite good on Denise Hamilton’s latest, Damage Control, a mystery about a spin doctor (do people still call them that?), Maggie Silver, who is hired to manage the PR crisis of Senator Henry Paxton, whose young lady aide has been offed, and who just so happens to be the father of […]

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

Some of the best, darkest writers in our neck of the woods are gathering at Vroman’s on Friday to celebrate the best in noir fiction, L.A. (and O.C.) style. Following on the tremendous success of Los Angeles Noir, the 2007 book edited by bestselling mystery writer (and Glendale resident) Denise Hamilton, Akashic Books is back […]

The Last Embrace

The Last Embrace

Over the last couple of years I’ve been devoting a fair amount of my fiction reading time to books set in my hometown of Los Angeles, and/or my adopted hometown of Pasadena. Because I’m a fan of mystery and crime novels, it’s easy to find lots to choose from — L.A. is hugely popular with […]

Literary Festival Hits Pasadena

Literary Festival Hits Pasadena

As home to one of the county’s best bookstores and many accomplished writers, Pasadena has always been a literary place. But it’s never had a literary event of its own, until last Saturday’s Pasadena Literary Festival of Women Authors, which took place at the Pasadena Senior Center. As typically happens with such productions, the idea […]

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