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: April 2016
Rediscovered: The Morgman, Hugo Nominee
A quick congrats to my longtime pal Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes, who just made the short list for this year’s Hugo Awards — honoring the best, or perhaps only the most popular, achievements in science fiction, plus fantasy and related … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Bill Donaho, Castalia House, Hugo Awards, Morgan Holmes, Paul Williams, Redd Boggs, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Terry Carr
Rediscovered: Fritz Cracks Jeopardy!
As I was just reporting, Jeopardy! didn’t have any Hammett clews in March — but they snuck in another Up and Down These Mean Streets favorite that was much more of a surprise. March 31, snowballing toward Final Jeopardy, with a … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Arthur C. Clarke, Fritz Leiber, Hugo Awards, Isaac Asimov, Jeopardy!, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, The Wanderer
Hammett: Hard-Boiling Jeopardy!
Remember that just in January I mentioned that the quiz show Jeopardy! seemed to be using Hammett and his works more and more often for clews? On February 19 they struck again! Category: Literary Quotes. The $1000 slot. Statement: “This … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged Dag Hammarskjold, Jeopardy!
Tour: Four Sunday Walks
Shot above: a tour of yesteryear looking at the awning signage on John’s Grill in Ellis Street. Okay, now that the rainy season has swept past the Mean Streets, how about a round of walks where anyone can show up … Continue reading
Posted in Tour Tagged Ellis Street, John's Grill