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: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sinister Cinema: “He’s Hicks”
I knocked out the little tribute to the late Bill Paxton the other day as I did my usual morning struggle to wake up. I’ve been aware of him for his entire career — Near Dark, nice reunion of the … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Tour Tagged Aliens, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
Two-Gun Bob: Stylometry and Other Statistical Stuff
On June 11, 1936 — 78 years ago today — the thirty-year-old Texas author Robert E. Howard shot himself in the head, ending a volcanic career at the keys of a typewriter which included the creation of such cultural icons as Conan … Continue reading
Two-Gun Bob: Could The Academics Refurb de Camp? and Other Concerns of a REH Purist
A little over a year ago our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno managed to slug his way through the collection of litcrit on Robert E. Howard, all by academics: Conan Meets the Academy, edited by Jonas Prida. And not too long after … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Arnold Schwarzenegger, Black Circle, Brian Leno, Cleo Awards, Conan, Conan Meets the Academy, Damon Sasser, Dennis McHaney, Dirk Mosig, Glenn Lord, Indy Cavalier, Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, Jonas Prida, L. Sprague de Camp, Leo Grin, Lin Carter, Lovecraft, Novalyne Price Ellis, REHupa, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Jordan, Rusty Burke, The Cimmerian, The Dark Barbarian