Monday, May 11, 2009

Down These Mean Streets A Man Must Go. Wear comfortable shoes.

Doing anything this Saturday, May 30th?

In the LA area?

Not afraid of the big bad city?

If you answered "No," "Yes" and "Bring it on, dude!" to those questions, you really ought to consider The Raymond Chandler Walking Tour. Brian and Bonnie Olson, the authors of the popular guidebook Tailing Philip Marlowe will be conducting a free 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.

And the price is right, too. 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 Brian’s 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 can make it too. And maybe after we make our rounds, 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.

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Blogger Stephen Blackmoore said...

Hey, thanks for pointing this out. Going to try to make it out there.

7:38 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Kevin Burton Smith said...

The more the merrier. Or scarier...

10:07 PM, May 15, 2009  

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