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: Bobby Derie
Rediscovered: A Unique Legacy, Still Waiting on Godot. . .
How about a new Guest Blogger for These Mean Streets? You’ve encountered Tom Krabacher’s name here before, notably in my report on PulpFest 2015. Just yesterday I was dismissing the academic compilation The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales (yet another poorly-edited … Continue reading
Rediscovered: Brian Leno Reviews a Bestseller; or, Amazing Exploits of the Tallest Midget
When I began my casual gig reviewing books for Publishers Weekly back in 2000, I told Pete the editor that I wasn’t interested in covering any novels that were being packaged as “bestsellers” — I did my time earlier in those … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, REH Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Bobby Derie, Brian Leno, James Patterson, Jason Colavito, John D. Haefele, Manchette, Matt Cardin, PW, S.T. Joshi, Scott Connors, Stanley Wiater, Stephen King