Eighty-three years ago today Alfred A. Knopf officially released a novel by Dashiell Hammett titled The Maltese Falcon. As I noted last year, the sickest Valentine’s Day romance ever — but that makes it all the better, if you like your love stories shaded in the blacks and grays of noir. . . .
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.”