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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 13

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 13

As the world sinks more and more into their phones and social media, it's not tough to believe that at some point in the not too distant future, alternative reality will be more your reality than reality. A world where everything is learned from the inside of a computer construct. [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 12: Miami Edition

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 12: Miami Edition

Needless to say, when as a kid you find yourself in an art gallery with your mother and a bomb goes off, the first thing you do upon figuring out that your mother is no longer in this world is walk out with a priceless piece of art. [...]
Quinn + Tonik Vol. 11

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 11

Money. Art. Genocide. A heady mix. Fortunes made and lost. Massive privilege. Pride. Lives extinguished. Priceless works of art stolen. And a collection of small, carved figurines called 'netsuke' miraculously returned to an heir against all the odds. One of the wealthiest dynasties in the world wiped from history. [...]


Quinn + Tonik Vol. 10

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 10

Who doesn't like a little mental athletics to start their week? Fermat's Conjecture was noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The Most Difficult Maths Problem" in existence. Partly due to the huge number of unsuccessful attempts at proving it in the three hundred and fifty eight (yes 358) years [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 9

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 9

Some might say the French are all cheese-eating surrender monkeys. But we'd beg to differ. Because while the surrender monkey contingent were eating cheese, the vignerons of Burgundy were busy orchestrating all kinds of antics to foul the Nazis. From hiding vast swathes of bottles in ridiculous places, to putting village [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 8

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 8

Too long in New York City has made a cynic of me. I need to keep my ears and eyes open to surprises and to log and to learn from them more. Up filters so to speak. Observe. Listen. Distill. For then I would take less things for granted [...]


Quinn + Tonik Vol. 7

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 7

Tall tales are often enhanced by scalawags and skullduggery. Especially when they involve hoodwinking the greedy in a con as big as "The Sting". Add the fact that the con only became of any interest at about the same time that the prices of wines from Bordeaux had elevated [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 6

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 6

Gunpowder, the magnetic compass, and paper and printing: the four most important inventions facilitating the West's transformation from the Dark Ages to the modern world. ALL invented in China. Learn this, and more, as Joseph Needham travels through China at the behest of the British Royal Society [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 5

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 5

In 1871 suffering from weak lungs Mr Cecil Rhodes travelled to southern Africa upon his doctors orders to start afresh in a dry climate. He and his brother, Herbert, decided to try their hand at cotton farming. And failed dismally. If ever there were a lesson in business [...]


Quinn + Tonik Vol. 4

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 4

"Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel-piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat Morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle, and rolled back his left shirt-cuff. For some little time his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 3

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 3

Before John Grisham had established unusual American legal cases as the pulp fiction of the masses, Wilbur Smith had given us adventure in the dark heart of Africa. This one won't boost your IQ or help you negotiate that next meeting, but it may stretch your imagination. And if you [...]
Quinn + Tonik Vol. 2

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 2

For some reason I always associate this book with my buddy Jason Michaels, founder of Standard Motorcycles of Orlando, Florida. He of Café Racer TV fame. There's way too much fine whisky, cocktails, and wine between here and there but either he gave the book to me...or he was [...]



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