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
Autograph Hound Saturday rolls around and Autograph Hound Dog Brian Leno keeps landing major John Hancocks, even as the pandemic howls at his door. To defy the reaper Brian puts a memento mori spin on things, including the display of … Continue reading
Trapped inside with autographs, books, posters and papers, Brian Leno drops a note to say: “I’ve been digging like a gopher through my stuff and found something I didn’t know I have. “It’s a postcard of the ‘champion tramp of … Continue reading
Heard from Kevin Cook, noted book and pulp collector. He’s scouring his library — as seen above — in search of obscure stuff he can bring to the attention of The Publick. Kevin tells me he’s thinking about writing a … Continue reading
Brian Leno sent me this news yesterday: Just had a hunch to look Ed Gobbett up and see he died some months back. He’s proudly holding his copy of A Gent from Bear Creek — look at all those pulps … Continue reading
Brian Leno, trapped in his Last Redoubt in Bismarck, North Dakota, nonetheless managed to pop a review to me in my Last Redoubt — the good old sanctum sanctorum — which I’ll toss out to people stuck in their Last … Continue reading
Yep, no one better positioned to appreciate the COVID-19 outbreak than science fiction fans. It’s like living the la vida loca of a Zombie Apocalypse without the severe downside of rampaging zombies. But I would have thought if anyone I … Continue reading
When laying out his origin story as a collector of signed books the other day, Kevin Cook told me not to bother using the details about hanging out with Karl Edward Wagner, watching the local college team on the tube, … Continue reading
Yesterday’s Autograph Hound Saturday was pretty cool — so what’s up for Autograph Hound Super-Sunday? Brian Leno has been keeping his eye on the calendar, too — 135 years slips past so quickly! Adventure, John Hancocks, Last Stands. . . … Continue reading
I pretty much knew doing the little article on David (Kavin’s World) Mason for the new Bill Breiding zine would rekindle my interest in researching that largely forgotten San Francisco writer. Stumbling across my file of info from the early … Continue reading