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Rediscovered: Biography Month Once More on These Mean Streets

What ho, it is Biography Month once again on Up and Down These Mean Streets — last time I did one was July 2012. The new bio of Jim Tully was a big excuse that time, and no doubt the … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Lineup for Including Murder

If you don’t have the issue of Clues with the Robert S. Powell article on Including Murder, you may wonder which stories would have made up what would have been Hammett’s first book, if it had been published — all Continental Op tales … Continue reading

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Hammett: Including Murder

A few months back Evan Lewis of Davy Crockett’s Almanack let me know he was drifting into town, so I lined up a day where I could show him and his wife as many of the lost byways, precipice gradiants, … Continue reading

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Tour: Nada in January

  We’ve got winter rains coming in, maybe. We’ve got the lure of a run down to LA on the spur of the moment. And we’ve got no extra tours where you can just show up with a tenspot and … Continue reading

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Hammett: Have Pen, Will Edit

Terry Zobeck returns for another Guest Blog spot, to kick off the month of June. He plans on more posts on pure texts to follow his detailed surveys of “This King Business” and “Death and Company.”  This time he looks into a … Continue reading

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Hammett: More on “Death”

Prompted by Terry Zobeck’s post on “Death and Company,” I pulled out my Dell Mapback edition of The Return of the Continental Op and checked through all his corrections. Took a little bit of work, since Terry’s page and line numbers refer to … Continue reading

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