Origins of Crime & Justice in James Patterson’s Washington DC

by David Silon While walking around our nation’s capital, I often wondered about its story. When I ask the average […]

Death & Life on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s Egypt

by Veronica Hackethal “Gosh, a funeral procession,” exclaims a fellow passenger, with typical English understatement.  He points dockside where a […]

Agatha Christie’s Torquay

by DJ Coode Throughout her long life, one place in particular remained close to Agatha Christie’s heart. Tucked away in […]

Winston Churchill’s Poetic Speeches of World War II

by Paul Millward In 1940, from deep beneath the buildings of Whitehall in London, in an underground complex known as […]

The Fear of Stephen King and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

by Francis McGovern The fear was mine, and the goal of this trip was to face it and honor it, […]

A Brief History Of Edward Gorey’s Creepy Cape Cod

by David Silon Cape Cod has a history going back four hundred years, that is, if you’re not counting the […]

A Meeting of Minds: John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts at the Lab in Monterey

by Victor A. Walsh In the gray light of early morning, the weathered, batten board building stands like a phantom […]

Journeying to the Wilderness of Iceland With Jules Verne

by Jacquelin Cangro As we wind around inlets and coves along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, I grip the […]

The Defiant Spirit of Spinalonga, an Island of Exiles

by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte Some of the most compelling images of Victoria Hislop’s book The Island are to be found in […]

On the Bolivian Trail of Che Guevara, a Literary Guerilla

by Stephen Eisenhammer The dust lay smooth. No vehicle had passed in over an hour, as I sat gazing at […]