Tag Archives: “A Man Called Spade”

Frisco Beat: Sam Spade Landmark Saved from Fire

Whoa. Close one. Anything involving fire in San Francisco is a close one. Vince Emery just popped me the news that a fire threatened Julius’ Castle on Telegraph Hill, but they got it out before too much damage was done. … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Sam Spade Stories

Frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck returns, to survey the three short stories featuring Sam Spade that Hammett sold to the slicks in 1932. I echo his opinions on these tales — compared to the best of the Op yarns, the … Continue reading

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