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: Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Hammett: Zobeck Research Cited, Too
I whipped together a quick post the other day after noticing Mean Streets buddy and Hammett biographer Nathan Ward got some mentions in Anne Diebel’s article for Paris Review titled “Dashiell Hammett’s Strange Career.” Like I said, I gave it a casual gander, … Continue reading
Posted in Dash Tagged Anne Diebel, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nathan Ward, Paris Review, Terry Zobeck
Hammett: The Lost Interview
For Biography Month, what could Terry Zobeck dig up, with which to startle and amaze? How about a forgotten interview with Hammett, filled with a wealth of biographical detail? Here’s Terry: Hammett didn’t do many major interviews, other than … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News Tagged "From the Memoirs of a Private Detective", "House Burglary Poor Trade", Black Mask, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Daily Express, Dashiell Hammett: A Casebook, Eve Sanderson, Helen Herbert Foster, James Cooper, John D. Squires, Richard Layman, Secret Agent X-9, Smart Set, Terry Zobeck, The Bookman, William F. Nolan