Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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