In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Monthly Archives: April 2012
Naw, I’m not going on Twitter, or Facebook —- maybe I’ll be forced to do the next thing that comes along after those formats have run their course, if there’s no way around it. But that doesn’t mean I’m not … Continue reading
You have to poke around some on this site to find it, but if you do there’s an enthusiastic endorsement for the crime novels of Tom Kakonis. And I guess some people may surf right in to that page, because Kakonis’s … Continue reading
If you remember the spectacular debut of Terry Zobeck on the Guest Blogging scene here last year — only the tip of the iceberg — you won’t be surprised to see that he has surfed over to the Library of America for a … Continue reading
Lately I’ve been reading various books on Kindle, figuring I may as well keep kind of current — and I enjoy that science fiction vibe of doing a reread on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars exactly one hundred … Continue reading
Just got a note from Nathan Ward, author of the quite hard-boiled Dark Harbor, a history of the head-busting and mayhem that ruled the New York docks and provided the back story for Brando to chew the scenery in On the … Continue reading
Out of the blue I got a note from Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus, who’ll be in town this weekend for six shows in Yoshi’s Jack London Square, and wants to get together and talk Willeford. Sure. The guy’s … Continue reading
Fresh off his dive into the archives in the Library of Congress, Terry Zobeck is back with a new set of pure text corrections for one of Hammett’s earliest stories — he apologises for the cover image of the issue … Continue reading
Will Hart has been piling up a Visual-Bibliography for the prolific pulp fictioneer Edgar Hoffmann Price on Flickr — photos, colorful magazine covers, some stories and letters. If you’ve gumshoed along on the Hammett tour, chances are good that you’ve … Continue reading