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: August 2021
Rediscovered: Endless Autographs
The steady flow of autograph materials over the last few days has plunged Autograph Hound Brian Leno even deeper into John Hancockian reveries, but then he’s never quite free of such musings. . . . “Of course I’ve been reading … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Clint Eastwood, PKD, R. Faraday Nelson, Ray Bradbury, Ray Faraday Nelson, Roy Batty, Selected Letters of PKD
Rediscovered: More Bradbury?
For an Autograph Hound Quick Follow-Up John D. Haefele sends in: “How about this one, which I found in a bookstore? I doubt it is actually Bradbury’s signature — & the ‘John!’ is purely a coincidence.” I don’t know, the … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Autographs, John D. Haefele, Peter Straub, Ray Bradbury, Tom Krabacher
Rediscovered: Bradbury Enters the Fray
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday returns, carried by a morbid wave of interest in the indecipherable! Tom Krabacher dropped a note to say, “Saw the Charles de Lint signature on your blog. Kevin’s explanation that de Lint’s autograph is actually just his … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit Tagged Autographs, Charles de Lint, Ray Bradbury, Ray Faraday Nelson, Roy Batty, Tom Krabacher
Rediscovered: Initial Signatures
The noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook provides a footnote or two on the most recent signature covered in our ongoing surveys of the good, the bad, and the ugly John Hancocks riding the range: A comment on the Charles … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Autographs, Charles de Lint, George Pelecanos, Kevin Cook
Rediscovered: de Lint via Swann
Aha! A Sudden Autograph Hound Super-Sunday is upon us! A week or so back Brian Leno — the most maniacal Autograph Hound of my acquaintance — mentioned he was digging around in his holdings and came across a couple of … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Charles de Lint, Charles Saunders, Fu-Moran, George Barr, Gray Morrow, James Ellroy, Peter Straub, Stella Stevens, Thomas Burnett Swann
Rediscovered: The Long Goodbye
Obviously Brian Wallace wants me to pay more attention to Chandler, because he’s been bombarding me recently with links — heavy on The Long Goodbye. Of possible interest to some people would be a “graphic novel” (or fine arts) treatment … Continue reading
Rediscovered: The First Strut of the Logo
Before John D. Haefele recently released Addenda 2 to his Cimmerian Library booklet, apparently the Hesperia Press cat butt logo had appeared only on Lest We Forget: August Derleth on the Subject of H. P. Lovecraft (Hesperia Special Issue No. 6), … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Hesperia Press cat butt, John D. Haefele
Rediscovered: Return of the Logo!
On July 29 I found a little packet in the mailbox, with the completely unexpected second addenda to John D. Haefele’s working bibliography of August Derleth enclosed. The bibliography appeared in 2006 as the third entry in The Cimmerian Library’s … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged August Derleth, Autographs, Esoteric Order of Dagon, Hesperia Press cat butt, John D. Haefele, The Cimmerian Library