On January 22nd a big bash was held to celebrate Floyd Salas hitting 80 years of age — his actual birthday falls on the 23rd, but people were confident he’d make it another day, so the party was on. For his 75th birthday I took along a copy of the DVD of Kingpin, the mini-series Floyd wrote for, and got his tag line “75 and still alive” as part of the inscription. This time I hauled out one of my extra copies of Tattoo the Wicked Cross and Floyd put the pen to it with “I’m at the Big 8 and I’m still straight.”
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.”