Monthly Archives: December 2014

Frisco Beat: Bay Guardian

And another year rolls to a close. . . . Which got me thinking about tinkering with my sidebar on the blog, switch it up a bit. . . . And I realized that the Bay Guardian Award for 2010 … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All

The Big Secret Project I mentioned the other day has jumped to life on Amazon — The Dark Barbarian That Towers Over All, the first ever “Robert E. Howard LitCrit MegaPack” — a Kindle eBook which collects The Dark Barbarian … Continue reading

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Hammett: And Prohibition

Per my normal Xmas rituals, I’ll be heading up to the dinner table in the hideout of Floyd “Tattoo the Wicked Cross” Salas, but here’s a tidbit to hold down a place under the tree: some casual speculation on Hammett … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Great Moments in Tough Guy Litcrit

Among the casual hobbies I indulge in from time to time: trying to toughen up my pal and occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno when he is knocking out the litcrit. Makes for a fine counterpoint to the usual cheer and cheese … Continue reading

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Tour: Sunday January 18

Next walk where anyone with $20 and four hours to spare can just show up and gumshoe the mean streets will be Sunday January 18 — and, yes, rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if needed or deck yourself out Old … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: That Haefele/Harksen First Edition Hardcover

You may recall that I had my initial encounter with John D. Haefele — author of A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos — back in 2002, when he added his research into Arkham House ephemerae to the stack of notes … Continue reading

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Hammett: It’s Greek to Me

Photo courtesy Becky Dawidziak — featuring her dad Mark Dawidziak, of Jim Tully biography fame — shot for a class project to take a picture on the two-word theme Proof Reading. I think she nailed it. Thanks, Becky. I just crawled out … Continue reading

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