RARA-AVIS: Tailing Philip Marlowe Through Downtown LA This Saturday..

From: Kevin Burton Smith (kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 28 May 2009

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    Sorry, this is really only for Rara-Avians in the LA area, I guess.

    And those with private jets.

    But if you're not doing anything this Saturday, May 30th, and you're not afraid of the big bad city, you really ought to consider THE RAYMOND CHANDLER WALKING TOUR.

    Brian and Bonnie Olson, who wrote a guidebook, TAILING PHILIP MARLOWE, a few years ago, will be conducting a "hard-boiled detective tour of downtown Los Angeles. Included in the tour are the Bradbury Building, City Hall, Bunker Hill, the Oviatt Building and other historic downtown landmarks mentioned by Raymond Chandler in his mystery novels."

    Did I mention it's FREE?

    Mind you, you may want to snatch up a copy of the guidebook -- they'll be on sale for a measly ten bucks and will include a complimentary copy of Brianís new mystery novel TO FETCH A PAIL.

    The tour kicks off at 10:00 AM at Caravan Books, 550 S. Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles, and will last approximately two and one-half hours, ending at the Spring Street steps of City Hall.

    This sounds too good to pass up. I'm definitely going to try to make it myself, one way or another. Hopefully some of you rare birds can make it too. And maybe after we make our rounds, maybe just maybe we can find an honest glass of beer somewhere downtown, and pressure Brian and Bonnie into doing a walking tour of Marlowe's Hollywood next...

    For further information e-mail Brian or call (213) 626-9944.

    Kevin Burton Smith Thrilling Detective Web Site Spring 2009 Issue Now Online
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