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: February 2016
Rediscovered: Solar Pons
Dove back into one of my favorite hobbies recently, when I landed a ten item trove of Arkham House ephemera. Ordered them mostly blind, though I had the sense that an item I needed might possibly be in the lot. … Continue reading
Hammett: Hey-Ya, Hey-Ya, Who’s Got a Black Boid?
Nathan Ward just sent along a link to an article in Vanity Fair on the subject of falcon statues — from the 1941 Bogie flick or the George Segal The Black Bird or anywhere else you might grab a falcon … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, News Tagged Accessories to Murder, Black Dahlia murder, Bogie, George Segal, John's Grill, Maltese Falcon statue, Nathan Ward, Vanity Fair
Hammett: Some Tough Nights
Eighty-six years ago today Knopf did the official release of a sweet little love yarn titled The Maltese Falcon. You know, the one where it looks like your girlfriend is going to prison. May be hanged. Tough break. Sure, you’ll … Continue reading
Tour: Sunday February 28
Shot above — I assemble the tour group for a gander at the Geary Theatre, where Joel Cairo had tix to see a play in The Maltese Falcon. With the brutal rains of winter pounding down, I’ve been doing only select … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Tour Tagged Geary Theatre
Rediscovered: Piloting a FLIVVER
Surfing through Bill Crider’s blog I spotted an article that pertains to our recent topic of flivvers — in which an auto reporter gets to shoot around in a Model T for about three minutes. Fun stuff. Three pedals, none … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged Bill Crider, flivvers