Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of Dashiell Hammett’s death, and as far as I can tell, his literary legacy is stronger than ever. As a token of recognition from Hammett Tour Central, we honor the occasion with a new incarnation of the website, featuring a revamped look and an all-new blog — while retaining for the historical record the News posts of the last few years, as well as some of the usual featured essays and interviews — with more to come.
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.”