Criminal Element: The Fall of the House of Knoedler

I’m abetting the Criminal Element again, this time with an article about the most spectacular modern art forgery scandal of the last twenty years. Between 1994 and 2008, Knoedler & Company — the oldest art gallery in theĀ United States — … Continue reading

Appearance: Book Carnival, 3 June 2017

I’ll be appearing at Book Carnival in Orange, CA (348 S. Tustin Street) on Saturday, 3 June at 2:00 p.m. to talk about The Collection, read an excerpt, and sign books. Book Carnival is an independent bookstore dedicated to mysteries … Continue reading

From Thailand with Love: Operation Antiquity

In yet another scrape with the Criminal Element, I talk about an operation smuggling a different sort of pot (not the green kind) from Thailand into the U.S. A crowd gathered outside the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, on … Continue reading

New! Renovations to the Burrow

It was time to dig for some more room here at the Burrow, so I’ve made perhaps the most changes at one time since I built the place. The Collection is the start of a series. The DeWitt Agency Files … Continue reading

Rated G Radio interview, 24 October 2016

I’ll once again be a guest on Garrett Miller’s Rated G internet radio program on Monday, 24 October, at 8:00 a.m. PDT. We’ll be talking about The Collection and whatever else Garrett comes up with, which can be pretty random. … Continue reading

The new face of The Collection

This is the final cover for The Collection. It’s surprising how consistently this version was the first pick for the people I asked, including my favorite indie bookstore owner. It reminds me of 1960sĀ Saul Bass movie posters — appropriate, since … Continue reading

The Collection is Coming out of Storage

Remember The Collection? The first installment in my new DeWitt Agency art-crime series? Yeah, maybe not so much. What happened to that, anyway? What happened is that I started querying agents, a process that hasn’t improved since the last time … Continue reading