True Crime Tuesdays with James T. Bartlett

7:30 p.m.

True Crime may be one of those love-it or hate-it genres, but few others offer such consistent insight into the human condition — or such fascinating heroes and villains. Our True Crime Tuesdays book club is lead by journalist/author James T. Bartlett.


The Girl on the Velvet Swing (Simon Baatz) is a turn-of-the-century love triangle of epic proportions. A big-shot architect sexually assaults a young chorus girl, and gets away with it – until a few years later, when her husband takes bloody – and public – revenge.



All book clubs require a ticket, and include the book, snacks/bevs, and a dedicated moderator – to keep the discussion on track! All clubs meet at The Last Bookstore.

You can get your ticket (we’ll ship the book to you!) at the link right here – OR just come in to the store and look for our book club display (near the book tunnel).

If you choose the on-line option (the one with shipping), please send a mailing addy to larkin.lastbookstore@gmail.com

Originally from London, James Bartlett is a journalist and author of the Gourmet Ghosts guides to murder, suicide, and other mysteries from L.A.’s bars, hotels and restaurants. His next book investigates a murder in Alaska that ends with a cryptic suicide in Hollywood. He can be found @GourmetGhosts or on the shelf of the California section at the Last Bookstore.