I’m a librarian. I deal with books and research. I can’t help myself. 😀

I have done a TON of research for the Jamie books. I thought it would be interesting to make a list of all the books I’ve used. (Of course, I’ve used countless websites and a few scholarly articles, and Google Maps and Street View are my best friends.) Most of these are still sitting on my shelves at home, serving as reference books. In no particular order:

Tularosa: Last of the Frontier West, C.L. Sonnichsen

The Mescalero Apaches, C.L. Sonnichsen

A History of Moray and Nairn, Charles Rampini

The Diary of Alexander Brodie of Brodie, Alexander Brodie [of course]

Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, David L. Ulin (ed.)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5; American Psychological Association

Thunder in the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21; Lon Savage

Historiography: Ancient, Medieval and Modern, Ernst Breisach

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, Andrew Solomon

Writing Mysteries, Sue Grafton (ed.)

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, 8th Ed., Barry A.J. Fisher

Who Killed Classical Music? Maestros, Managers, and Corporate Politics, Norman Lebrecht

Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction, Jim Fraser

Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self, James Cassese

Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century, Graham Robb

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships, Matthew Vines

The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present, A Narrative History, Rebecca Fraser

Bum Bags and Fanny Packs: A British-American, American-British Dictionary, Jeremy Smith

Homosexuality and Civilization, Louis Crompton

The Picts: A History, Tim Clarkson

Male Couple’s Guide: Finding A Man, Making A Home, Building A Life, Eric Marcus

The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop, David P. McWhirter

Now That I’m Out, What Do I Do?, Brian McNaught

The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin (2nd Ed.), Bernard Meehan

Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen, Richard Hingley and Christina Unwin

Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles, 2012

Streetwise Los Angeles Map

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego and Southern California, Sara Benson

Homicide Special: A Year With the LAPD’s Elite Detective Unit, Miles Corwin

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, Jill Leovy

Westside Chronicles: Historic Stories of West Los Angeles, Jan Loomis

Britain B.C., Francis Pryor

Cadaver Dog Handbook, Andrew Rebmann, Edward David, and Marcella Song

Homicide: A Year On the Killing Streets, David Simon

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – And the Unexpected Solutions, Johann Hari

Homicide: The Hidden Victims: A Resource for Professionals, Deborah Spungen

What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs, Cat Warren

The Art Forger, Barbara Shapiro

The Scientist and the Forger: Insights Into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings, Jehane Ragai

Blue on Blue: An Insider’s Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops, Charles Campisi

Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings, 2nd ed., Tina Maschi and George S. Leibowitz