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 2016
Rediscovered: A Bit More on Unique Legacy
And how about another new Guest Blogger dipping his toes into the Mean Streets waters? Today we feature Kevin Cook with a brief review of the academic litcrit collection The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, which originally ran in his zine … Continue reading
Rediscovered: A Unique Legacy, Still Waiting on Godot. . .
How about a new Guest Blogger for These Mean Streets? You’ve encountered Tom Krabacher’s name here before, notably in my report on PulpFest 2015. Just yesterday I was dismissing the academic compilation The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales (yet another poorly-edited … Continue reading
Mort: Robert Weinberg
Courtesy Leo Grin, the shot above first appeared (in b&w) in The Cimmerian V1n3 for August 2004 — showing Bob Weinberg gleefully enacting the abduction of the 1937 edition of A Gent from Bear Creek from the Robert E. Howard … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Bob Baker, Brian Leno, Howard Days, Leo Grin, literary homes, Robert Weinberg, The Cimmerian, Weird Tales
Rediscovered: Haefele IDs HPL in Medieval France!
Holy Cow! Our pal John D. Haefele went off for a little vacation, and when in France, apparently stepped across a dimensional boundary that put him smackdab into Clark Ashton Smith’s Averoigne — or some weird clime that lies out … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Averoigne, Clark Ashton Smith, Colmar France, John D. Haefele, Lovecraft, St. Martin's Church
Rediscovered: More on Derleth and the Little Review Phenom
A couple of weeks back John D. Haefele began a series of posts on August Derleth and the Little Review and part two just went live over on the Allied Authors of Wisconsin site, if you want to check it … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit Tagged August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, Galley Sail Review, John D. Haefele, Stan McNail
Noir: Another Murderous Monday with Nathan Ward. . .
Our Hammett biographer pal Nathan Ward returns to the mean streets of the Akashic Press website with another Mondays Are Murder noir short-short — 750 words, tops, and in line with the Akashic “City” Series the streets have to be … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Akashic, Bouchercon, Nathan Ward, New Orleans, Terry Zobeck
Rediscovered: High Stakes Burroughs Bibliophilia
From the far reaches of Bismarck, North Dakota, our good buddy and occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno got a sudden urge to ERB a bit for the Mean Streets. Why not? And you know Brian and his collections — he sent … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged Book Collecting, Brian Leno, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Frank Frazetta, Jim Gerlach, Jim Sullos, Robert B. Zeuschner, Roy Krenkel