Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tour: Portland Weighs In

Out of the blue, a double-whammy from Portland. Over on the Davy Crockett Almanack site Evan Lewis does a nice appreciation of Hammett’s The Big Knockover — the Op adventure that ought to make anyone with a pulse a Hammett fan for … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: The Return of Donald Sidney-Fryer

This coming Saturday, September 17, starting at 3p.m., you’ll find Donald Sidney-Fryer back in town for a signing in Borderlands. He did his stint as a San Francisco writer, starting sometime in the 1960s, tossing himself full tilt into the Hippie Scene … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Frisco Mysteries

Randal Brandt of The Bancroft Library — honcho of the website devoted to mysteries set in and around San Francisco — shot in an email announcing an exhibit of local crime novels they just opened in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery in … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Burritt, Too

And when the big refurb on Bush Street and the alleys feeding into it was going down in the last week or two, Burritt got its name — after Judge Burritt, and his farm that used to exist on this … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Etched in Concrete

The tour on Sunday September 4 — one down, three more Sundays to go this month — brought forth a new development in the on-going saga of Dashiell Hammett Street. In the last week or two the easement of the … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Fat Man

To kick off a new month, how about a touch of Hammett off the air waves? You’ve got an ad for one of his radio shows, The Fat Man, above, courtesy John D. Squires. And if you’ve got some time … Continue reading

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