Who’s your favourite fictional detective?
Can I say Angel? Vampire Detective? He solved a lot of supernatural mysteries and – when he wasn’t soulless and the baddest baddie out there – helped a lot of people.
Who is your favourite crime-solving duo?
Keith and Veronica Mars! The ultimate father-daughter duo. Although Keith doesn’t always like (or know!) when Veronica is on the case, he recognizes her brilliance and the two of them have an amazingly loving and respectful dynamic. Father of the Year!
If you were a detective, what would be your crime-solving gimmick?
I’d pun a lot. My big reveals would always be annoyingly punny. Criminals would hate it.
What’s your favourite thing to do in Vancouver?
EAT! I live on Commercial Drive and there is so much good food from every corner of the world.
Where is your favourite spot in the city?
My backyard! We have this lush fig tree that grows juicy figs the size of your fist, and a plum tree that grows more and more fruit every year. No lovelier place to sit and relax with a craft beer from one of the nearby breweries while reading some depressing Margaret Atwood novels.
What do you think is the most mysterious spot in the city?
The Narrow Lounge is pretty cool. I’m a sucker for places that don’t have any signage – you just have to know it’s there.
If a tourist asked you for advice, what would you insist they must do while visiting Vancouver? (Other than a Vancouver Mysteries game, of course!)
Walk around Gastown at night! It’s beautiful with the lights strung up in the trees and the cobblestone streets give it a really lovely old-timey feel. There’s a lot of great pubs and neat little shops in the neighbourhood. Pretty hard to be bored around there.