Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rediscovered: Zane Grey on Kindle

A couple of years ago I got a Kindle as a gift from Vince Emery, so I could check out how The Dashiell Hammett Tour book looked in that format — now, suddenly, highly ironic. On my own, I probably … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Zane Grey

My recent trip down to Musso & Frank and the link yesterday to my guidebook The Literary World of San Francisco remind me that I’ve been meaning to blurb the Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel on Catalina Island for awhile now. I’ve … Continue reading

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Hammett: On Mary Austin and Advertising

The indefatigable Terry Zobeck is back to complete his coverage of Hammett’s side career as a book reviewer. He began with a post on February 1st and dedicated another on February 16th to the mystery review column The Crime Wave. … Continue reading

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891 Post: What’s Happening Now

If you’re local, you probably saw the news article on the guy who currently rents the Sam Spade apartment in 891 Post that appeared April 29 — those of you scattered across the globe can follow the link and read … Continue reading

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Tour: Every Sunday in May

May 2012. A Dashiell Hammett Tour each and every Sunday this month. $10. Four hours, beginning at noon. No reservations taken. Just show up. And if you just can’t make it in May, on Sunday June 17 you’ll find a … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Afraid of a Gun”

Just got back from a run down to Musso & Frank to find that Terry Zobeck logged in with another installment of his series investigating the editorial changes made by Frederic Dannay to Hammett’s short stories — and what better … Continue reading

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