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: December 2013
Catching up on this past week’s file of Jeopardy! on the DVR, a surprise moment from the Double Jeopardy Round aired Thursday December 19: Category: Literary Landmarks. The $1200 slot. Statement: In the late 1920s Dashiell Hammett lived in an … Continue reading
Usually on this blog any chatter about Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine harks back to the days of yesteryear, when the two cousins who wrote as “Ellery Queen” ran the show, and one of the two — the redoubtable Frederic Dannay … Continue reading
I noticed in passing this shot of a newsstand — from 1942, it turns out — on James Reasoner’s blog, but Andy Bienstock from Baltimore brought to my attention that I needed to hop over to the Shorpy site where … Continue reading
Previously on this blog, our pal from Spain — Dr. Jesús Ángel González López — tipped the Up and Down These Mean Streets community to the existence of a movie version of Hammett’s Red Harvest that many — probably most — of … Continue reading
Jeez, maybe I’ll take the rest of this blogging month off — I think Terry Zobeck has it under control! For part three of his new series detailing edits made by Frederic Dannay — you’ll need your copy of the … Continue reading
The Holiday Season seems to have uncorked Terry Zobeck! He’s back with another Mystery in Hammett Bibliography — and even better, he’s already got the mystery solved! Take another trip with Terry into the archives of the Library of Congress, … Continue reading
Along with other distractions of the season to keep me away from posting, it turns out that no less than Dennis McMillan has shown up in town — that’ll eat up some time. He’s got me roped into a book party … Continue reading
Another month on the mean streets, ready to be kicked into gear by Terry Zobeck with part two of his new series probing the various changes made by Frederic Dannay to Hammett’s short stories. . . . You can find “pure texts” … Continue reading