Yearly Archives: 2011

Searching For Hemingway

A couple of weeks ago while visiting Key West, I went around to 907 Whitehead Street, the home for nine years in the 1930s of America’s most famous novelist, Ernest Hemingway. In Paris, in June, as I always do, I had dinner at La Closerie des

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BESTSELLER: The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns Tops the Bestseller List!

According to the Sanibel Island Reporter, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns was the number one local bestseller after only one week of release. Top Ten Books On The Island 1. Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns by Ron Base 2. Mama Sees Stars

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Sanibel, My Sanibel

Coming across the causeway that links Sanibel Island to the Florida mainland, you can see the wakes thrown off by distant pleasure craft in San Carlos Bay like great white rooster tails in the bright morning sunlight. The sunlight turns the causeway into

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Me and the Duke

In 1975, I went down to Newport Beach, California to interview John Wayne at the rambling seaside bungalow where he had lived for ten years. Wayne promptly pumped me full of tequila, a drink I had never had before, and

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The Florida Book Tour

Next week I’m back in Florida promoting my new novel, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. This is the second in a series of action-packed mystery thrillers set against the backdrop of one of North America’s last, unspoiled paradises. It features

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Shooting The Wounded

Critics, it is said, come down from the hills after the battle is over and shoot the wounded. For the better part of the 1980s, I shot the wounded as the movie critic for The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper. Even

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Close On David As The Screen Fades To Black

David Haslam, the founder of Marquee magazine who died Oct. 8 at the age of 67, always said he didn’t want any kind of memorial. But David played too big a part in too many lives on the Toronto movie

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