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.”
Tag Archives: AHMM
Rediscovered: Some Op-ish Action
On the newsstands now, the May ish of AHMM with a salute to the Continental Op by Evan Lewis — if you keep up with that sort of thing, jump on it. Evan got in an Op mood and did … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged AHMM, Evan Lewis, Frederic Dannay
Rediscovered: More Contrappasso
Recently a 1977 issue of The Diversifier that I’d never seen before passed through my hands. It included a memoir of Edmond Hamilton by E. Hoffmann Price and a two-pager I hadn’t known about, in which Fritz Leiber discussed his tribulations … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged AHMM, Contrappasso, E. Hoffmann Price, Edmond Hamilton, Elmore Leonard, Farnsworth Wright, Firsts, Floyd Salas, Fritz Leiber, Harry Morris, Kindle, Matthew Asprey, Nyctalops, PW, The Cimmerian, The Diversifier, The Romantist, Weird Tales
Death Lit: The Black (Mask) Bird
While I’m not doing a regular crime and mystery review column any more, and you’d have a very hard time talking me into the idea again, I still manage to knock out seven or eight standalone reviews every year in … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News, Tour Tagged AHMM, Big Read, Black Mask, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, Falcon from Knopf, Jo Gar, Otto Penzler, pure texts, Raoul Whitfield, Raymond Chandler