In Michael Connelly’s 2002 police novel, City of Bones, Det. Harry Bosch goes to visit his girl friend — a girl cop! — at her home in Venice. Connelly, ever the reporter, pauses to give us a little history of the city.
See the bridge way back there? We had only a moment to stop by the canals, so this is the only Venice photo I have for you today. Next time we’re in the area we’ll search out a clapboard house fitting Connelly’s description (following the passage quoted above) of the girl cop’s place. Or not.
Here’s a Wikipedia photo of the deamer himself, Abbot Kinney: