Author Archives: Don

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

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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.

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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

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Two-Gun Bob: A Pure Text Conundrum

Or would it be Conandrum? In his constant prowling around eBay from his lair in Bismarck, North Dakota, Brian Leno noticed something neither he nor I could recall hearing of before — a chunk out of a Robert E. Howard … Continue reading

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Noir: More Murderous Monday

On Saturday July 23 I pulled on the worn gumshoes and led a group by appointment up and down the mean streets, and a fun parade it turned out to be. A guy named Alec Binnie arranged the deal. He … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: In Memoriam — or Not In Memoriam?

The noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook begs to differ on the question of whether the story “The Man from Dark Valley” by August Derleth was — or even could have been — a memorial salute to Texas author … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Milwaukee Party Animals

Always digging around, John D. Haefele uncovered a fanzine report of a party held in Milwaukee in 1940 — a science fiction and pulp gathering anchored by solving an appropriate rebus puzzle. Meeting in the home of Ralph Milne Farley … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Abe & Roy

Autograph Hound Saturday once more, and that notable maniacal Autograph Hound Brian Leno brings the John Hancock of the famous pulpster Abraham Merritt back to These Mean Streets. Plus the artist Roy Hunt also makes a return, after showing up … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: A “Probable Outline” Tidbit

The noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook was telling me about another collector he knew named Richard Minter, who would have made a great resource for the book on Arkham House ephemera I’m working on with John D. Haefele. … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: In Memoriam?

John D. Haefele’s expertise on the subject of writer August Derleth, and his circle, just got called into action by a find made by Will Oliver, who writes a fanzine for REHupa titled Some Line-Faced Scrivener.   You may recall … Continue reading

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