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: Bill Blackbeard
Sinister Cinema: Hammett
A couple of years back this blog was launched (the blog part — the website itself began in September 2000, as I recall, so we’ve been holding down a noirish corner of the net for quite awhile, in net terms). … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Frisco, News Tagged "Knives in the Dark", "Mr. Hunt", 1982 Hammett, Bill Blackbeard, Evan Lewis, Francis Ford Coppola, Ha-Ra Bar, House of Shields, Jerry Hill, John's Grill, Richard Jaeckel, Wim Wenders
Rediscovered: The Shadow of PulpFest
What do you think, in the photo above shot on the May 8, 2011 tour, I look more like The Shadow and Mike Chomko, swathed in blue, looks more like Superman, right? My hands float, missing the comforting weight of fully-loaded … Continue reading
Posted in Frisco, Lit, News, Tour Tagged Bill Blackbeard, Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry, Doctor Sax, Evan Lewis, Jack Kerouac, Mike Chomko, PulpFest, Pulps, Tenderloin, The Shadow, Walter Gibson, X-9