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: November 2020
Two-Gun Bob: Barbing Up Jeopardy!
Barbarianing, that is. Two-Gun Bob Howard of Cross Plains, Texas has been easing onto the Jeopardy! scene in recent years, in a category here, a category there. When he made the cut for Famous Bobs, you knew he was in … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Alex Trebek, Jeopardy!
Rediscovered: DICK HARDBOILED
Hey. Turkey Day. Not quite Xmas. It starts later than Xmas. If you haven’t seen it before, some folk turned me on to “The Adventures of DICK HARDBOILED in Neo Noir Dark Noir City.” Some funny lines. Only a few … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged DICK HARDBOILED
Rediscovered: Charles Saunders
You can tell that at the time Cheryl Cline wrote her article on Sword-and-Sorcery for Portable Storage 4 she was unaware of the death of Imaro creator Charles Saunders. Like most, I only got the news late in the year. … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, Lit, News Tagged Charles Saunders, Imaro, Karl Edward Wagner, Kevin Cook, Leo Grin, Morgan Holmes, Tompk
Two-Gun Bob: Portable Storage Four
But for being buried under the sprint to the finish on Haefele’s Lovecraft: The Great Tales the last few weeks or months, I would have mentioned the fact that Bill Breiding pubbed another ish of his new zine on August … Continue reading
Rediscovered: The Mystery of Tinkles
Got a note from Terry Zobeck a week or so back, basically wondering if I was dead. I wasn’t offended. Not so long ago I popped the bookdealer Gavin Smith of Texas an email, saying “Yo, Gavman! I heard you … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged Gavin Smith, Haefele's Heretics, John D. Haefele, Mystey of Tinkles, Terry Zobeck, Tony Jonick
Hammett: And Yet Another “Silver Eyes”
Today Evan Lewis pops another newsprint reprint of Hammett’s Op yarn “The Girl with the Silver Eyes” — Camden, December 1938. Since he’s already done the full spread with all the text at least a couple of times, this round … Continue reading
Posted in Dash Tagged "The Girl with the Silver Eyes", Evan Lewis, newspaper action