Monthly Archives: July 2019

Frisco Beat: Virginia Rath Returning to the Mean Streets

Coachwhip has reprints of all the mystery novels by Virginia Rath in the works. Since I’m one of the few vocal proponents of Rath you can track down on the net, track me down they did to ask for a … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Earliest Signed Inhabitants

In re: the question of possible signed copies of most classic era Arkham House titles, I believe we need to call in John D. Haefele, author of A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos. He’s the expert on all things Arkham. Now, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Those Signed Arkhams

Before doing the panel at Signman: John Law the other evening, I made plans to stop into Bibliomania — very close, in the heart of downtown Oakland, one of the classic bookstores of yesteryear but still in business today. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Rest of the Hand

For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday, Brian Leno checks in during an autobiographical mood: One of the bad consequences about working for 37 years in the gambling profession is you start to see things in terms of wagers placed. Bets won and lost. … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: “I’ll See You an England and Raise You a Rud”

Before he finally retired, Brian Leno spent many long years dealing cards in gambling dens in North Dakota — giving him some authentic Mean Streets cred and pocket money to toss against his Autograph Hound addiction. So when Kevin Cook … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Radio Sam Rides Again

Various and sundry alumni of The San Francisco Suicide Club showed up for the panel  I did with Signman: John Law the other night, including Robert Crabill. Robert was mentioning Sam Spade and old time radio — punch in here … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Derleth in re: Weird Tales

In about a month John D. Haefele’s third article for the newly revived Crypt of Cthulhu will hit the eldritch and squamous streets — covering August Derleth’s various published commentaries on the magazine Weird Tales. The mag where a teenaged Derleth … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Some Semi-Simulated John Hancocks from Michael Connelly

So what signature-related extravaganza could Kevin Cook dazzle us with for Autograph Hound Super-Sunday? How about an array of Michael Connelly autos progressing from fuller signature to the squiggly “MC” I’ve mentioned here before? Kind of like a reversal of those images of … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: 1924 Inscription from George Allan England

Kevin Cook steps in to cover the autograph action this weekend — if you’ve followed previous weekends, you know he’s been champing at that bit. I’m not sure how Autograph Hound Brian Leno is going to react to someone intruding … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Secret San Francisco

How about a couple of pics from the panel last Sunday in Jack Kerouac alley? A trifle in front of the stage, to the your left is Vesuvio’s Bar and to the right City Lights Books. At the back Grant … Continue reading

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