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: Castalia House
Rediscovered: Theodore Roscoe
Noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook mentioned to me that Up & Down has “yet to feature Theodore Roscoe, who did write fantastic fiction, including two stories in Weird Tales in 1928 — but whom I admire most because … Continue reading
Posted in Lit Tagged Argosy, Autographs, Castalia House, Kevin Cook, Morgan Holmes, Theodore Roscoe
Two-Gun Bob: Where Are the Words of the Week of Yesteryear?
When I got up this morning to view the solar eclipse through a spaghetti strainer (not the opening words I ever imagined for a blog post), I was happy to see that my eBook LitCrit MegaPack on Texas writer Robert … Continue reading
Posted in REH Tagged Castalia House, Deuce Richardson, flivvers, Leo Grin, Morgan Holmes, REHupa, The Cimmerian, Two-Gun Raconteur
Smackdown: The Morgman Beats Noah Ward
— but loses Best Fan Writer Hugo to Mike Glyer, the guy who does the newszine File 770. Maybe next year. But Morgan knocked the hell out of Noah Ward. At least I think that’s what happened. If you want … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged "Noah Ward", Castalia House, Hugo Awards, Mike Glyer, Morgan Holmes, The Robert E. Howard Foundation
Rediscovered: The Morgman, Hugo Nominee
A quick congrats to my longtime pal Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes, who just made the short list for this year’s Hugo Awards — honoring the best, or perhaps only the most popular, achievements in science fiction, plus fantasy and related … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News Tagged Bill Donaho, Castalia House, Hugo Awards, Morgan Holmes, Paul Williams, Redd Boggs, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Terry Carr
Two-Gun Bob: “Academic Wankery” and the Rise of the Uninformed
Image above: Howardian academics confronted with a Deconstructionist Debacle — image itself, a Footnote to the Great Flivver War of 2015 (academics love their footnotes, and this pic precisely captures my view of academics and their apparatus). While of course I intend … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Al Harron, Black Gate, Brian Leno, Castalia House, flivvers, Jeff Shanks, King Kong, Leo Grin, Mark Finn, Morgan Holmes, PEAPS, REHupa, Scott Connors, The Cimmerian, Theo Beale, Vox Day, Weird Tales, Will Murray
Rediscovered: The Morgman Blogs Again!
My Howardian pal of many years, Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes has picked up a new blogging gig — he’s holding down the new-post-every-Sunday position for Castalia House. Covering sf and fantasy, the same material — or around the edges of the … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Castalia House, Karl Edward Wagner, L. Sprague de Camp, Morgan Holmes, REHupa, Richard L. Tierney, Sword-and-Sorcery