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: Brownwood Bulletin
Two-Gun Bob: Breaking News in Brownwood, Too
Continuing to poke around in the Texas newsprint of yesteryear, Brian Leno found another notice that Robert E. Howard had shot himself in the head, but remained alive, to go along with the one he found the other day. “Just … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Brian Leno, Brownwood Bulletin, June 11 1936, literary suicides
Two-Gun Bob: He Was a Contenda
Eighty-one years ago today the Texas pulpster Robert E. Howard killed himself at the age of thirty. To commemorate the date, let’s bring Brian Leno back into the ring to talk about one of Howard’s predictions on boxing, one of … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, REH Tagged Ace Hudkins, Ben Jeby, Brian Leno, Brownwood Bulletin, Chicago Coliseum, Dave Shade, Haakon Hanson, Jack Dempsey, Kid Dula, Maxie Rosenbloom, Mickey Walker, Rene De Vos, The Ring