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: Akashic
Noir: More Murderous Monday
On Saturday July 23 I pulled on the worn gumshoes and led a group by appointment up and down the mean streets, and a fun parade it turned out to be. A guy named Alec Binnie arranged the deal. He … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, Tour Tagged Akashic, Alec Binnie, Nathan Ward
Death Lit: Is It Noir or Is It Dark?
Had another review pop to life. If you want to surf over and give it the old gander, feel free. I figure this one, more or less, is maybe 80% of what I sent in/intended. The intro by Lawrence Block, … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Akashic, James Reasoner, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, PW
Death Lit: An Avram Davidson Vibe
The historied dark mantle of Prague cloaks 14 stories of crime in this superior entry in Akashic’s City Noir series. A fair number of collections from this series have rolled through my paws over the years, with this one and the … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Akashic, Avram Davidson, Petr Stancik, Prague Noir
Noir: Another Murderous Monday with Nathan Ward. . .
Our Hammett biographer pal Nathan Ward returns to the mean streets of the Akashic Press website with another Mondays Are Murder noir short-short — 750 words, tops, and in line with the Akashic “City” Series the streets have to be … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Akashic, Bouchercon, Nathan Ward, New Orleans, Terry Zobeck
Frisco Beat: Noir at SFO
Man. Look at this ultra-Frisco display of noir: Left to right, the latest and greatest edition of the Hammett Tour book (trade paperback state), Nathaniel Rich’s survey of noir films shot or set in the Cool Grey City, and the … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Akashic, Devon Morf, Hammett Tour Book, Nathaniel Rich, Peter Maravelis, SFO
Noir: A Fast Dose of Bleak for Monday
Got a note from Nathan Ward to tell me that he took a little break from working on his new bio of Hammett to knock out a 750 worder for Akashic’s “Mondays Are Murder” web featurette. His gritty excursion into … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News Tagged Akashic, Nathan Ward