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: September 2014
Rediscovered: It’s Alive! It’s Alive!!! — and Just in Time for Halloween
The fully revised, expanded trade paperback edition of John D. Haefele’s A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos went live on Amazon yesterday — with the look inside the first thirty or so pages to come in the next few weeks, and the cover … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Cthulhu Mythos, Frank Belknap Long, John D. Haefele, Leo Grin, Lovecraft, Lovecraft Circle, The Cimmerian, The Cimmerian Press, Weird Tales
Tour: Sunday September 21
Image above — gesticulating next to the plaque marking the Sam Spade apartment building in 891 Post Street. And if you want to gumshoe the mean streets on The Dashiell Hammett Tour this month, your chance to do so … Continue reading
Posted in Tour Tagged 891 Post, literary landmarks, Literary Plaques
Hammett: In the Aftermath of Midget Bandit Week
Last Sunday, just as we wrapped up a full week of posts for Midget Bandit Week — seven days, every day — Michael Fitzgerald over at the Stockton Record added a post of his own. What the hell, let’s make like The Beatles … Continue reading
Death Lit: Treasure Coast by Tom Kakonis
Today’s the day — official release date for the first new novel by Tom Kakonis to hit print in many years. I believe it also serves as the launch date for the first thirty or so titles from Brash Books, … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Brash Books, Criss Cross, Edward Bunker, Elmore Leonard, George Pelecanos, J. Kingston Pierce, James Ellroy, Jed Ayres, Rap Sheet, Tom Kakonis, Treasure Coast, Truman Copote