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.”
Category Archives: News
Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus — big Charles Willeford fan — just sent me a link to a 1987 interview with Willeford, posted to YouTube in March this year. Ten minutes, with Willeford reading some snippets from his books, … Continue reading
I’ll keep the text on this one short and sweet. Go back and read When Times Proves You Right from 2015 — fully explains the backstory. Then hop over to the Swords of REH board for news from a few … Continue reading
Jeez. Talk about your social distancing. . . . Autograph Hound Brian Leno has been as busy collecting as ever, despite the pandemic and the lockdown, and pops in today to explain what happened to the guys on the rope. … Continue reading
Apparently my post the other day on August Derleth and his home Place of Hawks set off a little brush-fire on Facebook. The main point I was disputing was that Derleth lived in a “log cabin” in Wisconsin, and that … Continue reading
Ah. The Angela Hill article on the Dashiell Hammett Tour I mentioned yesterday turns out to be only one of several articles in a new supplement to the Mercury News titled Bookish. Bookish. I like it. Couldn’t be more apt … Continue reading
Even though the Dashiell Hammett Tour is under lock down, Angela Hill fired off a new article in the Mercury News today against the moment it comes gumshoeing back. Bound to happen — if I can pry myself away from … Continue reading
Uhoh. The other day I finally got around to annotating my working file copy of Firsts which features a checklist of Modern Arkham House Ephemera by John D. Haefele. I’m not talking anything too fancy. I go through with a … Continue reading
John Locke’s ongoing series Pulps in the Movies — On Sale Every Wednesday — gets some coverage over on Cinesavant, about halfway down the column. If you like movies you’d like Pulps in the Movies, right? But today is Tuesday … Continue reading
Pulp collector John Locke adds to the discourse: Saw your Ed Gobbett post. I met him through the mail in the 1980s, later in person. Nice guy. He lived about ten miles from John Gunnison. We occasionally caravaned from DC … Continue reading