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 2020
Evan Lewis keeps poking around in the newsprint of yesteryear, digging up a little of this and more of that on Hammett — a writer who became enough of a celebrity in Hollywood to grab continual coverage, once he made … Continue reading
We’ve done John Hancocks from Frank Belknap Long before, but recent ones, where it seemed Young Belknapius of Lovecraft Circle fame leaned more toward printing out his name. Kevin Cook, noted book and pulp collector, and I got to wondering … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday (Revisited), and the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook returns to one of his favorite authors, “Viv.” The shots of the dustjacketed books were taken by Victoria Cook in the wilds of Kevin’s library. Take it, … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Saturday yet again, and I think this round we’re going to go with the theme of Revisited — John Hancocks you’ve seen here before, but different. Can’t call them new, because they’re hauled forth from Out of the … Continue reading
Now I’ve caught the Pulps in the Movies bug! The other night I fell into an impromptu Mummy marathon, and personally spotted a woodpulp in the cinematic wild. The Mummy’s Ghost (1944) with Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine, even Barton … Continue reading
A couple of sweet lovebirds named Sam and Brigid made woo as Alfred A. Knopf released a new novel by Dashiell Hammett. The title? The Maltese Falcon. Happy Valentine’s Day, you romantic saps.
As the fourth presentation in his Pulps in the Movies series, John Locke introduces us to a new wrinkle in the pulp sighting game. He’s already established spotting actual wood pulp fictionmags in old movies and even relatively modern movies. … Continue reading
John Locke is back with “another pulp sighting for the queue,” third in his new series of Pulps in the Movies. Catch them Wednesdays here on Up and Down These Mean Streets! This one is an example of the best … Continue reading