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: Bob Byrne
Mort: Peter Corris
Got a note from John Hocking, reporting: “I’m reading The Big Drop, a collection of detective stories by the recently deceased Australian author Peter Corris. “It had been a while since I’d read any of his stuff, so it felt … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH, Tour Tagged Bob Byrne, Cliff Hardy, John Hocking, Peter Corris
Rediscovered: PulpFest 2015 — On the Whole, I’d Rather Not Be in Philadelphia
Got to the airport predawn on Thursday August 13, plenty of time to fly to Phoenix, catch the connecting flight to Columbus, Ohio, so I’d hit this year’s PulpFest by 4p.m., before they even cracked open the doors of the … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, SFSC, Willeford Tagged August Derleth, Autographs, Avram Davidson, Bill Lampkin, Bill Mann, Bill Thinnes, Black Mask, Bob Byrne, Brian Earl Brown, Chet Williamson, Chuck Miller, Fritz Leiber, George Vanderburgh, German Village, Jim Barron, John D. Haefele, John DeWalt, John Gunnison, literary homes, Lovecraft, Mike Chomko, Morgan Holmes, Noir Con, Paul Herman, Philadelphia, Poe, PulpFest, Rah Hoffman, Ron Hilger, Schmidt's Sausage Haus, Scott Connors, Scott Hartshorn, Solar Pons, Steve Eng, Terry Zobeck, The Pulpster, Tom Krabacher, Underwood-Miller, Walker Martin, Warren Harris, Will Murray, William Lampkin, William Maynard, Wilson Warneld
Two-Gun Bob: “Pigeons from Hell from Lovecraft”
I got a note from Bob Byrne — who you may know as “the Solar Pons guy” who wrote that thorough survey of Bogie vs. Raft I linked to awhile back — asking if I’d contribute to a symposium he’s … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged "Pigeons from Hell from Lovecraft", Black Gate, Bob Byrne, Brian Leno, Lovecraft, Solar Pons, The Cimmerian