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: Brian Leno
For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday Brian Leno reports: “As an added bonus I’ve included a scan of the signature of Warren Hull, who played the Spider in the two serials, The Spider’s Web (1938) and The Spider Returns (1941). “Hull was … Continue reading
Brian Leno’s back on deck to do his thing for Autograph Hound Super-Sunday. Take it, Brian: “Norvell Page is a worthy subject for Super Sunday. “Without Page, the pulp magazine series The Spider may never have acquired the readership it … Continue reading
What do you think? Can Brian Leno deal the hand on yet another weekend of autograph excitement? Looks like it. He just popped in enough material to bury me for an hour or so, noting, “A fun morning for me, … Continue reading
Weekend after autograph weekend, I like to think of my two main Autograph Hounds — Brian Leno and Kevin Cook — as a pair of boxers, circling each other in the ring. Bursting out with sudden bruising jabs. A Seabury Quinn … Continue reading
Some more commentary on last weekend’s autographs rolled in, with Kevin Cook stating: “Great to finally see an Arthur O. Friel autograph. Congratulations to Brian for tracking that one down.” But Kevin adds, “I hope that Brian realizes that the Time … Continue reading
Last weekend’s autos prompted some response worth noting — for example, our resident Autograph Hound Brian Leno, who writes: “I saw an Ellroy signed book at a sale. “It said ‘Autographed Copy’ on a sticker on the book cover. “Saw … Continue reading
Brian Leno continues his Ubi Sunt invocations from yesterday: “My copy of The Pathless Trail. “Great Jeff Jones cover. “Even after picking up thousands of books I still know where my ‘Time-Lost’ series is. Still in my study, still readily … Continue reading
Looks like Autograph Hound Super-Sunday keeps the theme of Writers for the Pulp Adventure going. I got in a note from frequent Hound Dog Kevin Cook, commenting on Brian Leno posts from a couple of weekends ago. “More great posts on … Continue reading
Autograph Hound Saturday once more, and we’ll allow Brian Leno to wax nostalgic (Ubi Sunt! Ubi Sunt!) for a moment. Here’s Brian on the thrilling days of yesteryear, or childhood — that sort of thing: “I believe I’ve told you a … Continue reading