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 2022
Rediscovered: Lin Carter (or Not Lin Carter) Annotates Klarkash-Ton
Got a note from Kristopher Curling along with several pics asking if his recent purchase of The Dark Chateau, published by Arkham House in 1951, contains holograph annotations by Lin Carter. He knows the book comes from Carter’s collection, and … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Arkham House, Book Collecting, Clark Ashton Smith, Kristopher Curling, Lin Carter, Robert Weinberg
Posse McMillan: Jim Nisbet, Mort
Just got a message from Kent Harrington at 6p.m., who says: “Jim Nisbet passed today. Dennis just texted me.” Another writer from Posse McMillan down.
Posted in DMac, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Jim Nisbet, Kent Harrington
Hammett: “Girl Trap”
Our Mean Streets buddy of many years, Mike Humbert, recently got a fascinating tidbit about Hammett tossed his way from Italy — to add to the info on his own Dashiell Hammett website. Mike punted the info to me, to … Continue reading
Posted in Dash Tagged "Girl Trap", Agnelli Tiziano, Mike Humbert, Nerbini Editore, newspaper action, Saturday Home Magazine