Tag Archives: Big Read

Hammett: In Re: The Midget Bandit, Reserve Today

Last minute notice! If you are in or around or willing to haul out to Fresno by 10 a.m. this coming Saturday, you can sit in on Warren Harris doing a talk on The Midget Bandit for the local Sisters … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Midget Bandit in Portland

I also got in a note from Warren Harris — he of the legendary Midget Bandit Week here on Up and Down These Mean Streets — who continues to delve into the life and criminal exploits of Edwin Ware. Warren … Continue reading

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Tour: The Easy Way

I’m hauling up to Novato for an appearance this coming Saturday, and a couple of weeks later you can track me down in Livermore. On Sunday February 16, 2p.m. in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, you’ll find … Continue reading

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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

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Mort: Joe Gores

Just got an email from Vince Emery bearing bad news: “Joe Gores passed away Monday in Marin General Hospital — 50 years to the day after Hammett died.” A cornerstone figure in the Hammett arena, gone.

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News: February 2009

NOIR VALENTINE IN THE HA-RA The more or less official launch party for San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics takes place Saturday February 14 — Valentine’s Day — beginning at 8 p.m. in The Ha-Ra Bar in 875 Geary between … Continue reading

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News: April 2008

Anyone who wants to track Don down at the NoirCon in Philly will find him hanging around the bar from April 3 through 6. Doesn’t look as if there will be a formal panel devoted to Charles Willeford during the … Continue reading

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News: October 2007

TOURS BY APPOINTMENT Looks like October is going to be nothing but tours by appointment, including the sold-out walk Don is leading for the Pleasanton Library “Big Read” project covering that enduring novel The Maltese Falcon. With rain already sweeping … Continue reading

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